This winter being one of the colder ones in recent memory, I am insistent upon keeping my kids’ heads covered. That means hats for all, whether they like it or not: at the bus stop, on neighborhood walks, treks to the supermarket…you name it, you’ll see my family wearing the warmest head gear I can find. And if you’re like me and don’t have a family member who knits, handmade hats (made by someone else, of course) are the next best thing. Hats off to Beanie Designs for its extensive collection of hand-crocheted hats. Whether you are looking for a whimsical new baby gift (check out the organic cupcake hat) or a stylish hat for your fashionable 4-year-old (see the beanie visor with flower), there’s a hat to suit every taste. For those of you who must listen to daily rants that sound like “I don’t want to wear a hat! It’s not even cold!” or “No, it messes up my hair!,” we sympathize…but once your kiddies get a load of these creative constructions, they might feel differently. Personally, I’ve always felt that in my lowest parenting moments of toddler tantrums, meltdowns and all-out bad moods, I should at least be able to subject my child to my brand of humor every now and then. And if dressing up my 3-year-old as a blueberry doesn’t bring a smile to my face, then not else much will.
In a Nutshell: Cute, stylish and seasonally-appropriate hats for the baby in your life. Be sure to break out the camera for the perfect photo opp!