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Why choose a kids sun hat with a neck flap?

Choosing a kids sun hat can be tough, trying to work out what is best for your child. 

Child wearing Little Hotdog Watson hat with neck flap

When I carried out the original market research for the hats and I spoke to lots and lots of parents it became apparent that a neck flap, a proper working neck flap was a must for many.

It provides extra protection for the neck and ears especially if your little ones hair is fine or short.

It also creates more shade and protection around the face keeping the face cooler on hot days.

Hat from Little Hotdog Watson with neck flap rolled down

When I say proper working neck flap, I mean one that actually does what it’s supposed to do which is; cover the ears, the sides + back of the neck and most importantly stay in place.

Our hats neck flap is shaped to curve over the ears and rounded at the edges for a smarter fit.

The flap is also lined so that it stays in place. So many neck flaps are only one layer thick so offer very little in the way off sun protection

Little Hotdog Watson kids sun hat with neck flap rolled up

The best bit, the  Little Hotdog Watson neck flap can be rolled up and out of the way for days when you just want a cap. It is secured with two velcro tabs that fit discreetly into the design of the hat.


All Little Hotdog Watson sun hats offer UVA and UVB sun protection upto factor 50+

All Little Hotdog Watson Cub  sun hat styles have the roll up neck flap.

Click to shop neck flaps.


Little Hotdog Watson founder Emma Watson with her two children all wearing Little Hotdog Watson sun hats

Author Emma Watson founder of Little Hotdog Watson

Little Hotdog Watson is a kidswear brand with a difference. We make kids hats unlike any other by combining style + innovation. Our sun hats offer triple protection from UV, Mosquitoes and Overheating, while our winter hats are water resistant, reflective and extra cosy. Take a look at our hats here.


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