Behind the scenes
Little Hotdog Watson takes Hat making seriously and are specialists in their field.
LHW mission is to make the best kids hats in the whole world. They create high-quality, responsibly-made kidswear designed to give parents peace of mind, and made to be worn with a bit of attitude. You’ll never need another hat for your little adventurers.
Their best selling Arctic Cub winter hat has been designed exclusively in collaboration with HAM and is a gem.
The Arctic Cub hat features the Ski Jump Rabbit black and white monochrome HAM print. Rabbit is playful, jumping and having so much fun. The pure black ink on white base is printed onto 100% Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) cotton and is densely woven for a modern finish.
Trimmed with a super soft and snuggly bright yellow faux fur trim that lines the ear flaps as well as the front panel.
Little Hotdog Watson x HAM hats are also jam-packed with winter-ready smart design. The Arctic Cub trapper hat includes:
RainAway – Water resistant fabric
KidCosy – Lined with thinsulate to be super warm
TwinkleTwinkle – Reflective safety detailing
The Perfect Fit
Fit + comfort go hand in hand in our opinion and Little Hotdog Watson hats are designed to fit really comfortably. We've modernised the traditional trapper hat by re-inventing the way we cut it.
Our hats are cut into several considered panels to ensure comfort without tightness. The back of the hat is designed to arch slightly upwards at the back to allow for winter coats to be worn comfortably with it.
The ear flaps are designed so they can also be worn with hearing aids and sit comfortably by little ears. The ear flaps also have small 'non-scratchy' kids velcro fastening tabs so the ear flaps can be worn in three ways, down and loose, fastened under the chin or fastened up and out of the way - we call this listening ears at Hotdog HQ when you're shouting your little one for tea!
It's important that we create long lasting products, designed for real family life. Beyond that we consider how we construct each hat to reduce any wastage.
To avoid fabric wastage we cut the hat pieces to make the most of the fabulous Ski Jump Rabbit fabric. This means each hat has its own unique print placement and not exactly like the picture. Unique just like our kids.
The Arctic Cub hat also features two little ears on top. Cute, yes but also created from the remaining fabric once the hat pattern is cut out.
We take our pattern cutting seriously and our premium cotton fabric in a mill run largely on solar energy.
Little Hotdog Watson hats are safety tested to the highest level and produced ethically.