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Baby hats come in many styles suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear in different weather. Like all hats, these smaller varieties help keep baby warm and snug. Though many baby hats cater to a specific gender, parents can find unisex hats suitable for either boys or girls.

For newborns, a close-fitting option that resembles a beanie stays on comfortably to do its job of insulating baby. When the sun's out, hats with brims provide some shade and prove useful to protect a baby's sensitive skin from the sun's rays. In the winter, the hat should feature a thicker material for better insulation. Fleece and wool, in particular, provide extra warmth and comfort. Still, baby girls have the added option of wearing bonnets.