Youth Hat Trends: Autumn/Winter 2019

November 19, 2018 - By Emily Potter

Today, we bring you Youth Hat Trends, the third article in the Autumn/Winter 2019 style series where we talk about children’s hats.

As we know, this season has three overarching trends.

The first style for the A/W ’19 season is full of radical self-expression through bold fabrics, metallic, glitter, sequins, etc.

The next trend consists of a daring color palette inspired by nature with chunky details and trims.

The final style focuses on sustainability with recycled materials and vintage looks updated for the 21st century.

Check out our blog from the previous weeks where we covered women’s and men’s styles. Next week, we will go over athleisure headwear, so don’t forget to check back on Monday.

It’s not too late to review and prepare for Spring/Summer 2019 as well.



For girls, you’ll see a lot of bling. Rainbow colors are really popular, as well as light colored denims, tie-dyes, and floral embroidery.

Patterns and Graphics

Generic camo, florals, and positive messages are common. Graphics include hearts, arrows, birds, pineapples, watermelon, stars, cacti, unicorns, dinosaurs, emojis, mermaids, and planets.

Cold Weather

Poms remain popular for girls in colorful yarns and faux furs. Cable knits, patches, heathering, and beanies with cuffs are all common. You can expect to see a lot of penguins and bling.

Children's HatsBoys


You’ll see a lot of caps derived from adult headwear lines including heathered fabrics, generic camo, 5-panel caps, and sublimated looks. Blacks, blues, and neutrals dominate the boys’ market.

Patterns and Graphics

As always, generic camo is going to be huge. You’ll also see a lot of geometric shapes, stripes, and tie-dye. Common motifs include space, bugs, dinosaurs, food, and sharks.

Cold Weather

Believe it or not, poms are really popular in boy’s styles too. You’ll see a lot of green, stripes, generic camo, heathering, and beanies with cuffs. Pizza imagery is common in this market.

Children's HatsToddlers

The trends for kids caps trends extend to toddlers as well. Boy’s hats consist of primary colors and neutral tones, girl’s hats use bright, happy pastels with an emphasis on shades of pink.


You’ll see a lot of floral looks as well as positive taglines. Common character imaging includes sweets, butterflies, flamingos, dinosaurs, unicorns, and birds.


Space is a very popular theme this season, but you can also expect to see dinosaurs, bugs, sharks, food, and positive messaging.

Join us next Monday for the final blog in the S/S ’19 series where we’ll cover athleisure styles. Let us know what you think about the trends for children’s hats in the comments below.

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.


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