Bucket hats have come a long way from the bumbling beach antics of famous bucket-hat wearing Gilligan or your grandfather’s outdoor attire. From goofy to gorgeous, silly to stylish, not only do bucket hats protect you from the sun, they can add to your look.
When it comes to protecting your skin with a hat, size does matter. For example, Gilligan’s bucket hat in the comedy series Gilligan’s Island protects the top of his head where skin is thin and burns even when covered by hair, but it’s too small to provide shade and protection to his face. Funny, but not functional . . .
When choosing the best hat for sun protection, you want to consider total coverage from the brim, as well as the UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of the manufacturer’s fabric. Hats with extra-wide brims are excellent for sun protection on your face and neck, as long as optimal material is used for UPF. This is what makes bucket hats ideal for sun protection.
A correctly-sized Rylee bucket hat is ideal. It has a deeper crown and wider brim than other bucket hats. The adjustable inner band allows you to wear it as high or low on your head as is comfortable and necessary. The adjustable band is also great for windy weather, ocean breezes, and speedboat excursions.
Many assume all hats of any material provide sufficient sun protection for everyone, but this simply is not the case. Once you know your particular hat boasts a strong Ultraviolet Protection Factor, then it is simply a discussion of whether the hat’s brim actually shades your skin. The better the brim design, the more consistent skin coverage.
The sun protection of a bucket hat depends on the type of material used and the quality. For optimal protection, you want to choose a hat that has a UPF of at least 50, like Rylee, which uses a thick 100% cotton for marvelous UPF, and the satin liner ups the sun protection significantly.
Let’s be honest: some bucket hat designs belong at the beach or pool only and are strictly summertime or warm weather attire. The extraordinary thing about a Gigi Pipi bucket hat is that you can wear it all year long. Not only do Gigi Pipi bucket hats protect you from the sun, but they can also keep rain and snow off your face and neck.
Remember, the sun is still out and can be intense during the winter. Protect your skin and locks by donning your bucket hat year-round.
When you wear your bucket hat for sun protection, make sure you have it pulled down as far on your forehead as is comfortable (and stylish). This shades your face and neck as much as possible.
Bold-print dresses are all the rage, and a solid primary color bucket hat is a great topper for this flouncy free-spirit look. Use your hair to frame your face, or pull it back, flip up that brim, and let that smile shine through. Allow your imagination to run wild when you adorn your outfits with a new bucket hat.
Bucket hats are trending. Harper’s Bazaar reports that Buckets of all variations are walking down the spring 2022 runways. Fuzzy plush to the bell-shaped cloche buckets, hats are coming back. Blend your beach bum soul with your fashion maven, and get your Rylee bucket hat today.
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.