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  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Spring Bliss
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Royal
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Sand
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Blossom
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Everglade
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Butterfly Dream
  • Sunday Afternoons - Play Hat - Kids' - Hot Pink
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    • Blue Electric Stripe, L
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    • Blue Solar Geodes, L
    • Blue Solar Geodes, M
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    • Bluebird, L
    • Bluebird, M
    • Bluebird, S
    • Cream, S
    • Spring Bliss, L
    • Spring Bliss, M
    • Cream, M
    • Royal, S
    • Royal, M
    • Royal, L
    • Sand, S
    • Sand, M
    • Blossom, S
    • Blossom, M
    • Blossom, L
    • Everglade, S
    • Butterfly Dream, M
    • Everglade, M
    • Everglade, L
    • Hot Pink, S
    • Hot Pink, M
    • Hot Pink, L
    • Quarry, M
    • Quarry, L
    • Reptile, L


    7 Reviews


    Fun in the Sun.

    With its fun patterns, bold hues, and sun-block protection, the Sunday Afternoons Kids' Play Hat ensures your sapling has a guaranteed fun day in the sun. Thanks to its wide brim, neck cape, and UPF 50+ rated fabric, the Play Hats provides ample coverage from the sun's harmful UV rays. Additionally, this fun-loving hat features mesh ventilated side panels for a cool, airy feel on hot summer days, while the ShieldTek DWR treatment sheds moisture and stains, should your kid drop this hat in a puddle or dirty river bank. Another innovative feature is the hat's Smart Strap that breaks off when it's snagged to prevent dangerous tangling.

    • Stay safe in the sun with this hat
    • Mesh ventilation assures ample breathability
    • UPF 50+ rating defends against the sun's harmful rays
    • DWR treatment sheds moisture
    • Item #SDY004F

    Tech Specs

    (solids) 100% nylon, (prints) 100% polyester
    SmartStrap chinstrap
    UPF Rating
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking & camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Love This Hat!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 1 Medium

    This hat is perfect for toddlers/children that spend time outdoors. It has amazing neck protection, and a wonderful wide brim for face protection.

    I’ve owned hats by other brands that also have neck protection, but it doesn’t cover nearly as well (face and neck) and the overall quality is not even close to the quality of the Sunday Afternoons Kids Play Hat.

    I would suggest ordering a size up from Sunday Afternoons size chart. I personally prefer the hat to be slightly ‘big’ so my children can use them for several years to come. Also, ordering a size up should be fine, because of the awesome adjustable strap in the back of the Sunday Afternoons Kids Play Hat.

    I ordered two Sunday Afternoons Kids Play Hats. My children are currently 1.5yrs & 3.5yrs. I originally ordered both hats in size Medium. I chose a medium for both of my children based off the Sunday Afternoons size chart.

    After receiving my hats in a very fast two days, I quickly realized that I would prefer my 3.5yr old to have a bigger hat. I made the decision to exchange one size Medium for a size Large. I contacted and their amazing customer service team quickly helped me exchange one of my hats.

    I have to add, is one of my favorite websites when it comes to quality products and amazing customer service. They have the best team working for them! I’ve been in contact with Backcountry on a few different occasions, and each time they have been an absolute pleasure to work with!

    I will add photos of the Sunday Afternoons Kids Play Hat in both Medium & Large.

    Love This Hat!

    Great summer hat with perfect coverage

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: L
    • Height: 3'6"
    • Weight: 46lbs

    Comfy hat for summer activities. Love the fact that it covers the back of the neck, and brim is wide enough for sun coverage. A+!

    Kids' Play Hat product video

    Our #1 bestseller for a reason—kids love to play in the sun, and parents love to protect them. Sun-smart fabric and hat design keep natural-born adventurers safe and happy all the live-long day. Playproof details like a breakaway chinstrap, customizable sizing band, floatable brim, and stain resistance ensure that this hat lasts for summers to come. The back veil not only protects little necks from rays, but also allows the hat to sit comfortably in a stroller. And? Total cuteness.

    Good hat but size up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this hat for my toddler. She wears it camping and pool days etc. It's great quality and really cute. The one thing i have with it is that it is on the small side. There is elastic on the back so it can stretch a little but i would size up next time.

    Exactly what I was looking for!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    My nephew will be spending his summer on the Kings River and I got this as a gift to keep him protected, So far it fits great, looks good on him and covers his face, neck, and ears perfectly for playing in the sun! Great purchase!

    A summer staple

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    This hat lives on my kid's head anytime we go outside. The wide brim is perfect to shade his face and neck. Like all hats my boy tries to pull it off, but the chin strap helps keep it in place.


    Got this for Owen's second birthday and it fits great! His parents love how the hat covers his neck, protecting him from the harsh mountain sun. The chinstrap is a little different than the display picture, but still does the job.

    Unanswered Question

    I’m interested in purchasing the royal blue sun hat for kids, the display picture of the hat looks different to the royal blue one on the Sunday afternoons website. Can you tell me if it’s the same hat as the one on the Sunday afternoons website?