Collaborating with inspiring women to create signature hats has been a goal of ours for a long time, but when Ginger and Cara’s boys ended up friends at the same school, we got so excited about the possibilities. Having Cara VanBrocklin, fashion blogger, business(es) owner, mom, (the list goes on) as our first collaboration hat is a dream come true. Cara has beautifully worn her Gigi Pip brims for years, plus she’s a woman who embraces all the hats she wears so gracefully, so the partnership made total sense.
Cara’s sophisticated, fashion forward style is loved by so many and she kept her followers in mind while designing this fedora. She knew she wanted something fashionable, but wearable, something that first time hat buyers and seasoned brim wearers would love. Cara wanted to keep the colors earthy, natural and calming to reflect her love of neutrals. There are a few details of the Wes that Cara loves; the style and height of the crown and the rolled edge brim. As well as the brim length of the Emma, and the way the Monroe’s brim curls up. We worked to create a unique hat that combined her favorite elements of these hats, plus the pencil roll brim, a brand new feature for us. The resulting fedora style has a wide, pencil roll brim with a rolled edge. Add in a branded CL | GP gold pin and exclusive tan inner liner and sweatband and the signature Cara Loren hat was perfected.
One of Cara’s biggest must-haves was a hat that could be dressed up or down. She wanted to accomplish this with a removable hat band to add on or take away depending on the style you’re channeling that day. The CL hat bands bring in a “Western, chill” vibe to the hat with unique bolo or wrap style closures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.