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Our pick of the best newborn baby hats for your new arrival

The best newborn baby hats UK

As soon as babies are out of the womb, we want to make their transition into the big world as smooth as possible, this sometimes involves making them feel as snug outside as they did in your tummy.

Most babies get cute little hats put on their heads when they pop out, this is because they are used to a warm and moist environment, and the jump to a cold hospital room can be a lot. Leaving the hospital your baby of course does not need to wear a hat if it’s warm out, but in the colder months or if you even find your home chilly at times, a few newborn baby hats can do no harm.

Should newborn babies wear hats?

Newborn babies wear hats to of course protect them from cold temperatures, but it’s also to replicate a snug and moist environment like the womb they have been used to for nine months.

Newborn babies should wear hats in temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, just while they develop their ability to regulate their core body temperature.

Note: avoid your newborn wearing a hat to bed as it could increase the risk of SIDS due to overheating or suffocation.

Newborn hats come in super useful, whether you don’t like what the hospital can provide or want to continue decking out your little one in adorable hats at home, we’ve got a great selection for you to pick from.

The best newborn hats for babies

Two cute hats from John Lewis to keep your little one warm and cosy. Made from organic cotton, they're soft and comfortable to wear.

Available in:

  • Colours - White
  • Size - One Size

Printed with little elephants on fresh white cotton and finished with a traditional knotted top, this baby hat is an adorable way to keep new babies' heads warm. You can choose to buy it with the matching sleepsuit and accessories to make a beautiful gift.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue, Pink and Grey
  • Size – Tiny, Newborn, 0-3M, 3-6M

100% cotton and machine washable, this pack of five hats is a great bargain and will see your little one through their first months comfortably.

Available in:

  • Colours – Available in a range of colours like Black, grey, blue or pink.
  • Size – 0-6M

These double-layered hats in an organic cotton jersey are super soft and have a good amount of stretch to grow with your little one in their first couple months.

Available in:

  • Colours – White/Pink Spotted, Blue Striped/Grey marl and White/Beige Striped
  • Size – 0-1M, 1-2M, 2-4M, 4-6M, 6-9M

Designed specifically with premature babies in mind, these pure cotton supersoft pack of two hats have printed care labels to minimise irritation against their delicate skin, and are made in a range of smaller sizing for the perfect fit.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue/Dinosaur print
  • Size – 2LBS: 0.9KG, 3LBS: 1.4KG, 4LBS: 1.8KG

A two pack of soft cotton hats for baby, featuring one striped and one animal print with knotted detailing. These hats also contain organic cotton making them super soft and comfortable for baby.

Available in:

  • Colours – White/Pattern
  • Size – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

Made from thick 100% organic cotton suitable for machine washing these Molly & Monty organic cotton baby hats feature a cute elephant and bird logo in baby-friendly inks.

Available in:

  • Colours – White
  • Size – Newborn

This pack of three super cute organic cotton jersey hats are great value for money and will for sure look cute on your new arrival. Available for little ones up to the age of four you can stock up on these for every stage of your tots first years.

Available in:

  • Colours – Light Pink/Floral, Dark Blue/Anchors, White/Elephants, White/Koalas, White/Hedgehogs
  • Size – 0-2M, 2-6M, 6-12M, 1-2Y, 2-4Y

The perfect combination set for your new arrival with the warmest and softest accessories for little one. The Baby Mittens, Booties & Hat Set are all crafted in Baby Mori signature fabric for comfort.

Available in:

  • Colours – Blue Stripe, Pink Stripe and Grey Stripe
  • Size – 0-3M, 3-6M

Featuring little embroidered pink hearts on fresh white cotton, this baby hat is an adorable way to keep babies' heads warm. Choose to buy it with the matching sleepsuit to make a beautiful gift, or to create a sweet coming home outfit.

Available in:

  • Colours – White
  • Size – Tiny, Newborn, 0-3M, 3-6M

This pack of two white hats are designed with cute bear ears, perfect for keeping little heads warm. These hats also contain organic cotton making them super soft and comfortable for baby.

Available in:

  • Colours – White
  • Size – 0-6M, 6-12M, 12-24M

Designed for even the littlest of heads, these hats perfect for premature babies come in a gorgeous Winne the Pooh print.

Available in:

  • Colours – Beige/Winne The Pooh Print
  • Size – 3 to 5 LBS

How to knit your own newborn baby hat

If you're a whizz with knitting needles and want to try making your own or knitting a newborn hat as a new arrival gift, there are great video tutorials that can be found online.

This will give you the freedom to choose your own colours and designs to suit your little one's personality and make them truly unique.

This step-by-step guide is great for beginners.

Free knitting patterns

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Angelica Daujotas is a Commercial Content writer at Bauer Media, where she writes and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, What's the Best and Yours. With a background in Fashion Communictaions and the Arts, she's your go-to for anything fashion, lifestyle and crafts. 

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