10 Best Christmas Hats For Kids And Babies To Buy Now

Rachel Garner
Dec 22, 2023 By Rachel Garner
Originally Published on Jul 05, 2021
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Now that we're quickly approaching the festive season, you may be considering purchasing some stylish kids' Christmas hats to update their winter wardrobe - or to create the perfect outfit for Christmas Day itself.

Childrens' Christmas hats and Christmas hats for babies can be so much fun to shop for - there are tons to choose from whether you're shopping for a fancy dress party or to simply wear out and about in the colder weather.

From the traditional red and white Santa hat to a Christmas pudding hat - we've rounded up 10 of our favourite fun hats on the list below that look so fantastic even the kids won't want to take them off.

Whether you're after a light-up beanie or a knitted hat, we've got you covered in the Christmas hat category. If you're looking for more inspiration for children, take a look at our 10 best Christmas bibs for babies and toddlers, or our 10 best Christmas Eve boxes for toddlers and kids!

Kidadl's Top Pick

We think that all of the baby, toddler, and kids' Santa hat and Christmas hat options on the list below are excellent choices - but it's no surprise that the Mamas&Papas Santa set made our top pick. Absolutely adorable, the set comes in a wide range of sizes and is great value for money!

1. Santa Hat & Mitts - 2 Piece Set - Mamas & Papas

Santa Hat & Mitts - 2 Piece Set - Mamas & Papas

This adorable red and white Santa-style hat and mitts set is great for both babies and young kids at Christmas.

Not only does it look great in photos, but it's sure to keep the wearer warm and cosy when out and about thanks to the knitted 100% cotton, and even has ribbed detailing and a fluffy white pom-pom to top it off.

There's nothing more Christmassy than Santa Claus, so what better way to get your little ones excited and in the spirit than to let them share his style?

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Sizes Available: Newborn - 4 years
  • Machine washable

Best For Standing Out

2. LED Light Up Christmas Beanie

LED Light Up Christmas Beanie

If there's one way to keep kids wearing a hat that they'd normally tear straight off - it's to add flashing lights to it.

This blue and navy boys Christmas hat is embroidered with a snowman and snowflake design - and is also available in 5 other colours (which may appeal more to little girls).

It has a double layer to ensure that the head is kept warm and is very elasticated so it fits those from five years and older.

The hat becomes all the more loveable when you use the on and off switch to make it light up with the little multicoloured lights that are sewn in - a unique feature that is sure to catch eyes!

Main Features

  • Price: £8.99
  • Sizes Available: One size fits all
  • Made with polyester

Best For Little Elves

3. Christmas Red Elf Hat - Argos

Christmas Red Elf Hat - Argos

Decorated with festive red, white, and green stripes - this funny Christmas hat features the most adorable little elf ears and a super-fluffy pompom on top. With a fleece lining, anyone who wears this will be both cosy and warm - and will most definitely be feeling the Christmas spirit.

Available in a variety of sizes, this hat will look fantastic and all ages and will even be great for photos.

Main Features

  • Price: £6
  • Sizes Available: 3-13 years
  • Made with polyester and acrylic
  • Machine washable

Best For Santa's Little Helpers

4. Kids Santa's Little Helper Hat - Matalan‍

Kids Santa's Little Helper Hat - Matalan

This Christmas Santa hat is perfect for the big day.

Knitted in the traditional red and white colours, it features a big fluffy white pompom at the top and is embroidered with the words 'Santa's Little Helper' at the bottom. Great for photos, fancy dress up, or even just to keep little heads warm - the hat itself is very soft and comfortable to wear.

You may be pleased to know that you're also able to get the Santa's hat for an adult woman or man if you want the whole family to match.

Main Features

  • Price: £5
  • Sizes Available: 3-6 years
  • Made with acrylic and polyester
  • Machine washable

Best For Penguin Lovers

5. Grey Penguin Hat - Jojo Maman Bebe

Grey Penguin Hat - Jojo Maman Bebe

Shaped and designed to keep the whole head, face, and ears warm throughout the winter season - this adorable penguin design is perfect for both babies and kids and even fastens under the chin with a button to keep it on properly.

The knitted grey penguin is great for Christmas but can also be enjoyed throughout all of the colder months, by both boys and girls.

The hat also comes with accessories - a set of matching soft and cosy gloves (at an extra cost)!

Main Features

  • Price: £14
  • Sizes Available: Newborn - 6 years old
  • Made with a soft wool blend
  • Machine washable

Best For Frozen Fans

6. Kids Disney Frozen 2 Hat Scarf & Gloves Set - Matalan‍

Kids Disney Frozen 2 Hat Scarf & Gloves Set - Matalan

Knitted in the iconic blue, purple, and white colours that we've come to associate with the Frozen franchise, this adorable winter hat also comes with accessories - a matching scarf and pair of gloves.

If you're looking for Xmas hats that can also be worn year-round - this one is sure to keep your children looking both warm and stylish whenever they wear it.

With a soft fleece lining, a white fluffy pompom, and an Elsa and Ana print along with embroidered snowflakes - this set will really bring the Disney magic to Christmas!

Main Features

  • Price: £14
  • Sizes Available: 3-10 years
  • Made with acrylic and polyester
  • Machine washable

Best For Looking Sweet

7. Christmas Pudding Merino Knitted Hat - AnaGibb

Christmas Pudding Merino Knitted Hat - AnaGibb

Great for both little boys and girls - this Christmas pudding design is the perfect child and baby Christmas hat for the festive season.

The brown hat includes all the little details of the much-loved dessert including holly leaves and a 'cherry' pompom to top it off. It will look absolutely adorable on little heads and is made with super-soft wool that is sure to feel gentle on their heads and to keep them warm.

Whether you want the perfect hat for a Christmas day outfit or you just love the design, this hat will have your babies looking so cute you'll want to eat them!

Main Features

  • Price: £21
  • Sizes Available: Newborn - 6 years
  • Merino wool and microfibre
  • Machine washable

Best For Babies And Toddlers

8. Christmas Santa Baby Hat

Christmas Santa Baby Hat

If you're after father Christmas hats for your baby, then this super-soft newborn Santa hat is great and comes in a range of sizes suitable even for toddlers. Following the traditional red and white design of a Santa hat, it even features an adorable white pompom on the top for added cuteness.

Great even for a Christmas party hat, it will sit comfortably on children's heads - they won't want to take them off!

Main Features

  • Price: £4.99
  • Sizes Available: 0-24 months
  • Made with a soft polyester

Best For A Giggle

9. Kids Christmas Design Knitted Winter Hat- Universal Textiles

Kids Christmas Design Knitted Winter Hat- Universal Textiles

If it's silly Christmas hats that you're after, then this is the one for you. The charming green knitted hat looks just like a Christmas tree and is sure to brighten up your Christmas day - or even the whole month of December.

The hat features red, yellow, and white 'baubles' and even has its very own star on the top instead of a pompom. It's great value for money, a stand-out piece that looks fantastic, and will also keep the kids warm!

Main Features

  • Price: £2.90
  • Sizes Available: One size fits all
  • Made with acrylic
  • Machine washable

Best For Rudolph Fans

10. Children's Reindeer Hat And Mittens Set - John Lewis

Children's Reindeer Hat And Mittens Set - John Lewis

A warm knitted hat decked out with a cute Rudolph the reindeer design - you won't be able to resist adding this one to your basket.

Featuring a pair of mini antlers and ears, those aged 0 to 6 years old will absolutely love this festive set - and you'll be pleased to know that the adorable piece of Christmas headwear also comes with accessories; a pair of cosy mittens with a matching reindeer design on them. Could it get any cuter?

Both the hat and the mittens fit snuggly so as to not slip off - and are sure to keep children cosy as can be.

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Sizes Available: Newborn - 6 years
  • Made with polyester and acrylic
  • Machine washable

Kidadl Best Buys selects a number of top-rated products available across the web for all families of all ages and sizes.  If you enjoyed our kid and baby Christmas hats ideas and are looking for more festive inspiration, why not check out our top 15 Christmas presents for boys or our 15 best Christmas presents for girls?

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Written by Rachel Garner

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism

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Rachel GarnerBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism

Growing up in Switzerland, Rachel developed a love for exploring new places and trying new foods. She has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of the Arts London. She currently resides in Northwest London and enjoys discovering trendy spots around the city. Rachel is also passionate about planning fun activities for her family, particularly her little cousins. When she has some downtime, she can be found indulging in hobbies such as attending concerts, baking, or visiting her family in Essex. Her love for travel takes her beyond the UK, where she meticulously plans and researches each adventure before setting off to explore new places across Europe and beyond.

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