One of our most asked questions here at Gigi Pip is "how do you hang your hats?". That is such a good question, where do you store some of your most prized possessions? Have no fear, we are here to answer all the most frequently asked questions and more. Hat storage is one of our many talents and fields of expertise and we are breaking it down in all it's simplicity in our hat hanging guide.
When you make the leap to purchase your first Gigi Pip hat and it finally arrives on your doorstep, you will probably do a little happy dance and wonder how you can hide the evidence before the hubs gets home from work, but these hats aren't made for hiding, not ones this good. Our hats will have you proudly shouting from the rooftops.
We don't blame you if you want to hang them up all over your house and think hanging hats is the best way to display your hats in your home (besides wearing them). Think of your Gigi Pip hats as trophies or mementos you have to display. Think of them as reminders of the many hats you wear in your life both figuratively and literally. Both fashion and decor- something for your head and your house. Just tell your husband it's all part of the process of redecorating and revamping the house. Perfect excuse to buy more hats, right? You can thank us later.
Using nails to hang your hats is sometimes an impractical way to display your hats. What else can you use to hang hats? We find the best and most practical way to display and hang your Gigi Pip hat collection is with the help of Commandhooks. We like like using Command Wire Hooks because they tend to be the perfect length to support the hat at the brim but you can experiment with different kinds of hooks to find the best one for hanging your hats. Slap those babies on your wall of choice. Brownie points from your landlord for not putting holes in the wall am I right? If you're really confident about where you want your Gigi Pip hats to call home, a more permanent option for hanging includes a small, simple nail. Easy as pie. Both these methods work well for hanging straw hats, cowboy hats and felt hats.
Keep in mind that hats can also hang in closets + smaller spaces! They can brighten and add dimension that helps bring your closet up to speed on your overall interior design aesthetic. Try staggering the spacing of your hats to help them fit in a tighter space or get creative and use a small coat rack and clips to hang hats in your closet.
On the list of many things we love about our Gigi Pip hats is the effortless, simplicity and trendiness that proves to be the perfect piece of modern decor to accent in your house. Hats aren't just for your head anymore.
Hang them in your office accenting gold and wood decor. Complement your bedroom furniture with greenery and hats galore. Mudrooms and front walkways also make the perfect hat gallery.
Part of knowing how to hang hats is knowing how to arrange and design a hat wall that works for your space. Check out some of our favorite hat walls for hat hanging tips, tricks and inspo from all our Gigi Pip babes! You can use these walls as inspiration and find some ideas to borrow as you design the perfect hat wall + decide on the best way to hang your hats.
Don't forget to show us how you hang your Gigi Pip hats by tagging us @gigipip on Instagram!
Use your hats to fill empty space on any wall! Hats look good hanging on any color wall, but tend to look best hanging on a wall painted with a neutral color. The spacing between the hats is up to you - try testing different spacing methods to find a layout you love. Don't forget to use the space below your hats to help make them pop!
We think baseball caps hang great on the pegs of a coat rack. Try hanging some other elements from your pegs to add layers to the hat wall design. You could also simplify the idea of a rack and hang your hats using clips and string attached to a hanging dowel.
What a gorgeous wall of hats, right?! Get creative with how you fill the space below your hat wall. Adding decor like rugs and benches can help blend your hat wall with your overall interior design. Hanging a mirror next to your hats is a common design element in hat walls. It's also pretty practical to have a mirror next to all your hats!
You can also hang your wide brim hats + your straw hats off the hooks of a coat rack. You could hang them right off the brim or you could use some ribbon to have them hang a bit lower. Hanging hats off a rack like this is another practical way to hang hats and makes it easier to add other elements like hanging succulents and purses.
Finding your perfect hat starts with finding the perfect fit. Let's answer some common questions to help you find a Gigi Pip that will give you the best look and feel.
Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) and most often measured in centimeters. While hats may be sized according to their measurement, it is fairly common for women's hats to be sized based on average women's head sizes and then adjusted down to fit.
For example - Since the average women's head size measures 57cm, a small to medium hat would be made to fit 57cm and then can be adjusted down to 55cm. Larger head sizes measure up to 59cm, so a medium to large size hat would be made to fit a 59cm head size and then can be adjusted down to 57cm. Children ages 7 and below are typically 53cm, and those ages 7+ tend to be 55cm. Because of this, Gigi Pip hats sizes are as followed:
Kids (53cm to 55cm)
S/M (57cm to 59cm)
M/L (59cm to 61cm)
Additional Sizing Chart (based on average women head sizes):
X Small - 55cm (21.65 Inches)
Small - 57cm (22.44 Inches)
Medium - 58cm (22.83 Inches)
Large - 59cm (23.22 Inches)
X Large - 61cm (24.01 Inches)
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size and are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) and then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide on the style you'd like to size your hat to and adjust your hat 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 and measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Method 1: The Traditional Style
This is the traditional style of wearing a hat. The front tip of the hat is low on the forehead, just above your eye brows, causing the hat to sit nearly level with the ground. To measure your head using the traditional style method, measure the distance around your head from the center of the back of the head to the forehead just above the eyebrow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape (or string) to measure the distance around your head crossing through the center part of the back of your head and the forehead just above the eyebrow. The tape should be level with the ground.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Hat sizing is in cm. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting your hat accordingly.
Method 2: The Halo Style
This is the halo style way of wearing a hat. The front of your hat is raised up and the hat sits on the back of your head. To measure your head size using the halo method, measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above your neck, and the front of you head up on your brow as shown below.
1. Use a textile measuring tape to measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above the neck, and the front of your head high on the brow. The tape should be higher in front than in back.
2. Check the measurement of the tape wrapped around your head. Wearing a hat Halo style is usually a smaller hat size than wearing a hat traditionally however we recommend using the larger of the two hat sizes. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting down.
All Gigi Pip hats are made to adjust to the perfect fit. Before making any adjustments, check the inner band type and follow the directions below.
1. My hat has draw strings - If your inner band has draw strings located behind the tag on the rear side of the hat, simply pull them tight to adjust your hat size down a size or two. Pull gently to avoid a tare.
2. My hat DOES NOT have draw strings - Many types of inner bands do not allow for a draw strings such as leather, elastic or cotton with a foam lining. Hats without a draw string are adjusted by using Gigi Pip's Hat Sizing Tape (sold separately). Hat sizing tape has long been the preferred method of adjusting hats because it allows you to keep the inner band in its natural form and the foam molds comfortably to the head.
Directions to use Hat Sizing Tape: 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.
Now that you know what your hat size is, let's find The Best Hat for your Face Shape!