13 cute summer hats for kids

It takes more than just sunscreen to protect kids from harmful rays. Keep your little ones cool with one of these adorable sun hats.

1. Watermelon visor

It’s watermelon season! And as J Crew says, “kids should wear at least seven servings of fruit a day.” Compliment this straw visor hat with matching watermelon accessories, clothing and shoes. $42,

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2. Kids ribbon fedora

This hat is 100% paper straw making it easy to wipe clean. The dimple at the top and the curved brim creates a simple, clean traditional look. $22,

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3. Toddler girls tiny collections bucket hat

We just can’t get enough of watermelons! This budget friendly hat is 100 per cent cotton with watermelon seed print at the top and the cutest glittery watermelon patch at the front. $13,

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4. Fringed straw sun hat


This sun hat will give your child the ultimate protection with its 4” floppy brim and an interior sweatband will keep them cool on warmer days. $

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5. Happy cherry kid flap hat

This lightweight hat can be worn out in the hot sun or at your local waterpark—if your little one decides to get it wet, it's fast drying. These hats claim to block 99 per cent of UVA and UVB rays and the large brim to keep them protected. The side slaps shield ears and neck and has an adjustable elastic band for a secure fit. $20,

6. Surfari sun hat

This retro-looking hat is made with light-weight nylon that is water-resistant and dries quickly. It provides UPF 50+ sun protection and is perfect for camping, hiking, water sports and casual wear. $24,

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7. Kids’ Pixel Grabber bucket hat


This fun, fashionable hat is reversible and crafted with UPF 50 sun protection. Columbia claims this hat will encourage kids to enjoy outside just a little bit more.$

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8. Kids' play hat

This hat is made with light weight breathable fabric and has 50+ UPF sun protection. If you have a high energy child this is the perfect buy for it's stain and water resistant fabric. Designed with a large down slopping brim this hat provides the ultimate shade and has a veil at the back for neck protection. For extra security it is made with a Smart strap a breakaway chinstrap. Hat sizing starts at 6 months and goes into youth sizes with patterns to suit every style. $36,

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9. Headster Margot Hat

This super trendy floral snapback is 100 per cent polyester and its front visor provides ample shade for those long awaited sunny days. $35,

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10. Modern baby bonnet

Designed by a mother, this reversible hat is made to “protect your little one from sun, wind, and rain in style!” The large adjustable brim can also be used for discrete breastfeeding. This hat was created to protect your child from the sun regardless of whether you have a front or rear facing baby carrier. $50,

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11. Flapjack kids reversible sun hat


These durable and reversible dinosaur themed bucket hats have UPF 50+ sun protection.They are made with 100 per cent cotton and also have reversible chin straps for a stylish, secure and comfortable fit. $23,

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12. Kid's chin strap

This hat has a stylish sliding lock which looks cool, but also helps hold the hat in place. It come with a minimum 3" brim (depending on hat size) and has UBF 50+ sun protection. The internal sweat band provides extra comfort and its breakaway chin strap provides added safety. $22,

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13. Kid's surfs up bucket

This travel friendly crushable hat has UPF 50+ sun protection and is chlorine and saltwater-resistant. Its minimum 2 1/2" brim (depending on hat size) provides shade for the eyes and face. The hidden elastic draw cord ensures a perfect fit. $25,

This article was originally published on May 17, 2019

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