Shopping for a hat is like shopping for jeans, although 2 pairs of jeans can be the same size they don't necessarily fit the same. Hats can look and feel different depending on your face shape. When we are adding accessories the goal is to highlight our unique features + enhance our looks. It's important to go for a hat that makes you feel like a queen and brings out your confidence!
To find the best hat for you, you must determine your face shape. You can have an oval, square, round, heart or triangle face. Examine your face in a mirror and you will be able to determine what face shape you have.
An oval face is easy to identify because your forehead will be slightly bigger than your jawline and your jaw will be rounder. The best hats for this type of face are Fedoras, Boaters, Newsboy + fishermen caps
A square face is easy to distinguish because of how symmetrical it looks. You can tell if your face is square if the length is almost the same size as the width of your face. Also, the distance from your forehead to your chin and cheeks are all. The best hats for this type of face are; Floppy hats, Wide brim hats + Fedoras
This face shape is one of the most common. You can tell if you have a heart shape face by your chin. Normally, people with a heart shape faces will have a very pointy chin. If you have this face shape you'll have a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. The best hats for this type of face are short brim fedoras, boaters, berets + beanies
Triangular faces are also known as a pear-shaped face, you can tell if your face is triangular if you have a larger chin and slightly smaller cheekbones and a small forehead. The best type of hats for this face shape are stiff brim hats, baseball caps + fedoras.
Your body type and head size should also be taken into account when deciding which hat will look best on you. When someone has larger features, we recommend they aim for a medium crown and larger brim this will make your hat look more proportional + flattering on your head.
On the other hand if you have a smaller head + are petite you can benefit from a tall crown, this will elongate your body and make you seem taller. Additionally, curled up short brims like the Ginger will be a great option for you!
These tips are simply guidelines for what might work best on you, but don't be afraid to make it your own look. We truly believe that the best hat is the one that makes you feel comfortable and most importantly confident. We highly encourage you to try different colors, materials, fit + add fun bands to your hat! Wearing a hat is about embracing your confidence and enhancing your outfits!
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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.