Baby beanies and sun hats are must-have accessories to protect your little one from the sun and the cold. Our gorgeous range of baby accessories to shield bub from the elements includes soft and snug beanies, super cute sun hats and bucket hats, ribbed stockings and socks, as well as mittens.

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Shop our range of unisex baby hats, beanies and accessories for all seasons and all-year cuteness


Discover baby hats for every season

Just when you think your baby can’t get any cuter, put on a beanie or bucket hat. Bless. But besides the cuteness (which is real), a baby hat’s primary purpose is to protect your precious bub from the harsh sun and cold weather. Even for in-between seasons when weather is more moderate, sun damage to skin starts young and lasts a lifetime. So covering bub’s head and protecting delicate skin with a hat from sunburn and sun damage (over and above shelter and sun cream) is crucial. For cold winter days, because we release heat through our head, pop on a cute and cosy beanie to keep bub snug and warm.


Whether you’re looking for baby sun hats or beanies, Metro Baby stocks a range of baby hats for your every need

Our range of baby hats covers all bub’s weather and cuteness needs. Whether you’re looking for sun hats or beanies, our range is designed to delight and protect. Some of our popular sun hats and beanies include:

  • Purebaby’s Essential Knot beanie with adjustable knot makes size adjustments so easy. Made from 100% certified organic cotton and available in a range of soft colours, this gorgeous beanie is a must-have for little ones and especially winter newborns.
  • Wilson & Frenchy’s Knitted Cable Hat in sizes from newborn to 3 years with pom pom detail will keep little heads warm. Made from a beautiful blend of cotton, bamboo and wool, this beanie is snug and super-cute.
  • Konges Slojd’s Mon Bucket Hat is made in 100% organic cotton, available in a range of colours adorned with embroidery. Besides all-important sun protection, this adorable hat is also the perfect accessory.
  • Pure Baby’s Leigionares Sun Hat is made from recycled plastic bottles and other ocean landfill. This cute eco-friendly sun hat is also UPF 50+, lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for days outside or at the beach as a swim hat.

Style your baby beanie with a matching set of mittens

Keep bub warm in winter with a baby beanie and matching set of mittens. Many parents instinctively test if bub is comfortably warm by feeling baby hands and toes. To keep little hands comfortably warm, Purebaby’s beautifully soft mittens are available in a range of colours and perfect for newborns up to 3 months. Made from 100% certified organic cotton, you can pair with Purebaby’s matching booties to complete the snug feel and look.


Australian weather can be unpredictable, be prepared for any weather change with our range of baby hats

Australian families know that Australia’s sun can be particularly intense and damaging. While summer is a high UV alert season with the risk of sunburn and sun damage, sunny days happen often in spring, autumn and winter (that’s why we love the weather in Aus!). More so than ever though, weather is becoming increasingly unpredictable so to be prepared for a weather change, keep one of our light and small baby hats in your baby bag, pram or backpack to be able to protect your precious little one on any given day. And because baby hats and beanies have a habit of going missing, quality baby hats are an appreciated and loved gift, perfect for baby showers and birthdays.


Keep your baby safe from the sun or cold weather with our range of baby hats and accessories

Baby hats with a wide brim, breathable fabric, cool and comfy fit and UPF50+protection all adds to a comfortable and safe sun hat or swim hat for bub. For winter months, choose soft and snug insulating beanies made from natural textiles like organic cotton, bamboo and wool in chunky rib knit or thick textured stitch.


Knot hat vs beanie vs bucket hat - which hat is best for your baby or infant

With so much choice across all baby products, including baby hats, it helps to know the difference between what’s on offer. In general, a knot hat and beanie are mostly cold weather accessories to protect bub from the chill. Whereas a bucket hat is most often used in sunny hot weather months to protect bub from the sun. Here are a few more differences.

  • A knot hat is like a beanie but with a knot on the top to be able to untie and re-tie to adjust the size of the beanie for your growing bub. Sometimes available in one size by range or sized from xxs and up, suitable for newborn up to about 3 to 6 months. A knot hat keeps little ones warm especially in winter months.
  • A beanie for a baby is usually a similar design to a beanie for an adult, often made from soft cotton and/or wool. To up the cuteness though for a kid’s beanie design, you can choose a pom pom beanie, or beanies with animal ears, chunky rib knit rib beanies as well as patterned designs.
  • A bucket hat is mostly used on sunny days, and especially sunny warm weather days, especially in summer, spring and autumn. Besides clothing, sunglasses, shade and sunscreen, a sun hat also helps to protect bub’s skin from sunburn and sun damage. A legionnaire hat offers great sun protection for little ones and depending on the fabric, can also be a great swim hat.


Cover up your little one’s head this winter with our range of beanies and baby accessories

To keep bub cosy and warm this winter, cover up your little one’s head in cold and chilly weather with our gorgeous range of beanies and baby accessories. For newborns and small babies, top picks include adjustable knot hats, mittens to keep tiny little hands warm, and lace frill socks. For small babies to toddlers, choose cosy and cute beanies in fun designs from small sizes to large, rib socks and stockings in gorgeous colours, and sock packs all the way up to 5 years.

Shop our range of unisex baby hats and accessories from leading baby brands

Parents love our range of unisex baby hats and accessories, which also make perfect gifts for xxs newborns to toddlers and older kids. Because socks and hats have a tendency to go missing, spares are always loved and appreciated. Especially when they’re high quality and from leading Australian and international baby brands. Our range of unisex baby hats and accessories include brands like Purebaby, Susukoshi, Konges Slojd, Snuggle Hunny Kids, and Wilson & Frenchy.


Choosing the right hat style or headwear for your bubba

When it comes to choosing the right hat style for your little one, safety comes first, then comfort. The same rule applies when shopping for all baby clothes. All our products put child safety first and adhere to safety standard requirements for baby products in Australia and New Zealand. After safety and comfort, choosing the right hat style for your bubba is up to you! The fit matters which means that checking the size guide and shopping from a trusted brand helps. In terms of design, each child is unique so it’s up to what print or pom pom maxes your bub’s comfort and cuteness. In general though, sunny days require bucket hats, sun hats and swim hats, and chilly weather is made warmer with beanies and knot hats.


Shop Australia’s best hats and accessories for baby boys and baby girls online and instore

Metro Baby are Australia’s go-to one-stop baby shop trusted for our extensive range of deluxe and specialty baby products from quality local and international brands. We are careful in selecting all our baby products to cater for your little one's many and changing needs, which includes baby boy and baby girl hats and accessories. Other bestseller products include big ticket items like cots, bassinets and prams to baby essentials like bibs, teethers, tableware and bath care. Our exceptional customer service and in-store and online shopping experience means buying hats and accessories at Metro Baby is effortless and fun! With easy checkout, Price Promise, and free delivery to most postcodes in Australia on standard orders over $99, shopping for bub has never been easier. We also offer gift cards to fulfil a parent's wishlist, making gift-giving effortless.




What is the main material used to make a baby hat?

It depends on the baby hat, and the purpose of the hat—for sunny weather protection or chilly weather warmth? Our range of baby hats for warmth includes beanies and knot hats made from textiles like organic cotton, wool and bamboo. For hotter weather, sun hats can be made from textiles like GOTS certified organic cotton and eco-friendly recycled polyester and elastane. For all our baby products and baby clothes, we choose only child-safe fabrics and products from trusted brands.


What is the purpose of baby hats?

Many parents choose baby hats to protect bub from the elements. In summer or on sunny days in all seasons, sun hats and bucket hats protect bub’s skin from harmful UV rays. In winter months and on cooler days through the year, a knit hat, beanie or knot hat helps keep bub warm. While baseball caps are cool and cute, they‘re generally more suited to older kids where you can reliably apply sunscreen to ears and neck. Because bub‘s skin is super-sensitive, a bucket hat or wide brim legionnaire hat with back flap over neck, is preferable for delicate baby skin to help protect from the sun (over and above shade and baby sun protection cream). A legionnaire hat is also a great swim hat especially one like Purebaby‘s which is also UPF50+ and also chlorine resistant. Besides the all-important practical benefits of a baby hat across all weather and seasons, the right baby hat also ups the cuteness every day of the year! For other adorable accessories for bub, as well as nursery staples and baby care essentials, browse our extensive collection of trusted brands and products.