Wearing the 'Ruth' short brim felt hat.
Sweet Elly constantly inspires us with her ability to run an incredible business, take care of her little ones and embrace anyone else who comes her way. She has this way of balancing all the many parts of her life with grace and is a radiant example to us. Not to mention, her baby wraps have been a dream come true with my boys. Hopefully you are as excited as we are to learn about the many hats this shining woman wears.
Be sure to follow her on Instagram and give her a virtual hug from us: @SollyBabyWrap
What are the many roles you lead in your life (aka the 'hats you wear' - ie mother, chef, friend, story teller, etc)?
Spouse, mother, business owner, friend, baby wearer, juggler (figuratively speaking), amateur baker, swing pusher, book reader, writer.
What hats do you find are most rewarding?
All the ones that are connected to people. And food. Food is always rewarding. :)
What hats do you find are most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
Being a mom can be exhausting and you never know if you are doing it right. At least, I don't. It's the one hat that I really don't want to totally botch, so I keep trying. And, luckily, it's equal parts beautiful and exhausting so it makes it easy to forget the bad and embrace the good. Being a business owner isn't always easy, but our customers make it so rewarding that any time I want to take that hat off, they put it right back on.
What hats are least known about you?
Probably the writer hat. I don't get to wear that hat very often, but one day I hope to.
Who or what inspires you?
My family, nature, beauty, other women, yoga (when I do it!), people doing things passionately.
SHOP ELLE'S FAVORITE HATS
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at email@example.com.