If the hat fits…

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Buying hats for kids is a tricky business. There is no standard system for sizing (does your son have a medium or a large head? Um….). Buying hats of different brands can be hit and miss unless you have your child with you to try them on. My son had a relatively big head and I often resorted to baseball caps, only to then be faced with the opposite problem – adult-sized baseball caps on kids look kind of goofy.

John and Julie Arata created Little Fit, a range of cool kids caps specially designed for infants and toddlers. Little Fit caps are styled just like adult hats but are scaled down, so you get more of the cute and practical factor and less of the goofy factor.

The caps come in two styles – ‘Trucker’ and ‘Baseball’. The Trucker styles feature lots of edgy, funky designs and are perfect for kids whose wardrobe is dominated by denim, skinny jeans, black and skulls and cross bones (although girls don’t miss out with the trucker designs featuring a bit of bling).

In contrast are the classic, low profile baseball caps that come in a range of colours. They are preppy, practical and would look great with button-down shirts, chinos and vests. I particularly like that they come in plain colours without designs.

Baseball caps start at US$19.99 and truckers range from US$15 – $29. Little Fit hats are available through Urban Baby Runway, who ship to Australia. 

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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