I have this hat which I purchased last season on clearance with black lettering which is a better quality and thicker material. This red was a bit off and the hat seemed flimsy. Returned it. Too expensive for the quality.
This hat fits perfect on my 8 month old grandson, but I have another grandson with a large head and I don't think that it would fit. The color goes great with a green Patagonia jacket and North Face snow pants. Can't believe that North Face and Patagonia greens were a great match this year.
This hat keeps our monsters head and ears warm and he usually doesn't rip it off and throw it in a puddle. The velcro helps with that as well as keeps the heat in. I think its pretty cute too and I dont say that about too many things 'cause it just isn't manly. Its a great hat.
This hat is absolutely adorable on my one year old. The velcro is extra long so that you can customize the fit. From a safety perspective--the velcro is much less of a hazard than the tie closures. The only drawback is that the velcro isn't the super soft kind but it's not rough either so I wouldn't let this deter you from buying the hat especially since it is on the underside of the closure and doesn't touch the baby's skin. The material is super soft and coordinates with other north face winter gear that we've bought this season. Keeps her warm, feels soft, looks cute and stays on--great buy overall.