Meet Kay-Dee Lane, a mama, bartender, blogger and digital content creator getting through life one day at a time with her little girl and loving fiance. She is gearing up to take on the states in a massive road trip and launch a children's lifestyle brand. How exciting! Get to know Kay-Dee a little more as she shares her hats in the latest installment of our #thehatswewear series.
What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?
I am a mama, fiance, fur mama, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, photographer, bartender and adventure lover! Whew, that was exhausting just to write that all down! As exhausting as it can be juggling all these hats, I absolutely love and cherish each of these roles.
Which hat do you find most rewarding?
Being a mama is definitely my most rewarding role. The funny part about it is, I never was sure I wanted to become a mom and now as cliche, as it is—I can’t imagine my life any other way. The first year of motherhood has taught me so much about myself and truly helped me find stability and passion in my life. Being able to watch my daughter become a little person right in front of my eyes is the most amazing feeling.
What hats do you find are most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
Working from home is by far my biggest challenge. I struggle to find balance when I work from home. Am I spending too much time working? Should I be reading/playing/attending more to my daughter? Not to mention, I feel as though I can’t begin to get any work done unless the housework is done..which let’s be real—it’s never done! But every time I’m feeling like working from home is too difficult I have to remind myself that it allows me to spend more time with my daughter. I get to be there for her special moments and when she needs me and I am so grateful for that.
What hats are least known about you?
I have been painfully shy most my life. It was only really until recently, after becoming a mother, that I started to feel more comfortable in my skin and stopped caring so much about what others think. It’s pretty hard to worry about other’s opinions when you have a tiny human whose opinion means more than anyone else’s in the world. I was pretty nervous throughout my pregnancy that my daughter would inherit my extreme shyness and so far its pretty safe to say she’s quite the opposite. It’s so important to me to raise her to be kind and confident. I would never want her to have to go through the same struggle I did.
Who or what inspires you?
The world around me--truly everything. Usually, inspiration strikes for me in the moments when I have a free second to just let my mind wander. I make a point to get outdoors often to explore and adventure. Road trips are our favorite family pastime and I don’t think there’s anything that helps spark inspiration more than being out on the open road with nowhere to go. I also have to credit all the amazing mama bloggers/Instagrammers that I’ve met throughout my journey. I’m constantly inspired by these mama’s to be the best version of myself that I can be!
For more about Kay-Dee Lane follow her blog For the Love of Mila.
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.