How can you have everlasting hat styles when you only have one hat (so far) in your collection? Girl Scout’s honor - it's possible when you have a solid selection of hatbands! We’re letting you in on everything you need to know about how to change + choose a hatband.
"Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it." — Diane von Furstenberg. Diane, the incredible Belgian designer, is not lyin’ about that! Finding your style can sometimes take you by surprise, you could look amazing in something you’d never think about putting on. So, there’s your first step to choosing a hatband.
Find out which styles + colors of hatbands will look good with the hats you wear. Here are a few tips to help you get started on finding the right hatband for your hat.
The above tips are made to use as a good starting point, but don’t put a halt to your hatband search yet - there are still a lot more styles to discover, let’s get into more!
You can change your hatband when you’re ready for a new hat look. It’s easy to do - the hatbands we design are all a little different, so take a look at how to change specific hatbands + we’ll tell you how to put a new hatband on…
All the bands you just checked out are removable + just as easy to take off as they were to put on. Some bands, like the velvet band that comes with your Miller Fedora, are not removable, but layering your hatbands gives you a leg up on your hat-style game.
Gigi Pip's hatbands are made for every woman to be able to wear, no matter her hat size. So, for a lot of our hatbands, it made sense to design them to be worn with specific hat sizes in mind.
Not sure what your hat size is? Take a look at our hat sizing guide for quick + easy help. Certain hatbands will come in the same size category as your hats do.
Other hatbands will come in one size but are adjustable to fit any hat size from xs-xl. So if you have any of the chain bands, don’t worry, they’ll work with your hat no matter what.
It's easy, simply wrangle your hat from its keepsake box + lasso the crown with a hatband… too much? Yeah, you’re right, we’ll dial it back. Okay, seriously though - try pairing your Ezra Western Hat with a Cara Loren Bolo Hatband, our white one is made of leather + is braided so it has some texture to it that will complement the look of your hat.
To put the bolo hatband on your cowboy hat, loosen it up by sliding the hardware toward the ends of your band so it can fit around the crown. Then place it so that the hardware is towards the back of your crown, now all you need to do is tighten it so that it doesn’t move around at all.
Discovering your style is the first thing you can do before you choose a hatband. Even if you have your personal style where you want it, you never know what else you might like, so try everything that catches your eye. Now that we told you everything you need to know about hatbands, you can start changing, putting on, + taking off all your hatbands like a pro.
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.