You see, finding a good hat means looking at many different things, the shape of your head, the shape of your face, the color, and length of your hair. It takes experimenting, finding what works and sometimes a ton of selfies. But, when you find what works, and stick with those styles, you’ll fall in love with hats!
If you have Dark brown long hair, then you're in luck! I have a few key pointers to share with you so you can find the perfect hat without having to do all of the legwork.
THE HAT COLOR
With dark brown hair, you’re lucky, you can really pull off many different colors. But, to be safe, I would stick to a few of the classic colors like camel, black, and grey. These colors compliment your hair and also are different enough to contrast with your hair as well. When it comes to brown, I would stay away, as it could blend in too much with your hair. As for white, you need to be careful that it could stand out too much, taking away from your pretty face, though it does look great on everyone during the summer months.
THE HAT STYLE
The style of the hat really depends on your shape and size of your head. It is also about personal preference. For me, I have a very small head and petite face. I usually lean towards flat brim hats that have smaller brims. But, if you have a normal to larger head size, you can wear most hat styles without worry. What is great about Gigi Pip hats, is that they are adjustable on the inside to fit your head better.
STYLING YOUR HAIR
When you find a great hat, you want to wear it with everything. With a quick switch of your hairstyle, you can make the same hat look totally different. Below are three great, quick hairstyles that go with every style hat from a floppy brim to a touque/beanie.
Every girl loves a loose wave, and this easy go-to hair style looks perfect under a hat. Especially if your are in between washes.
SINGLE OR DOUBLE BRAID
Us girls with long brown hair can really pack a punch into a braid because of the length. Try rocking a single side braid or even a double braid under your hat. This is the perfect style if you are wanting your hair out of your face but still looking cute.
THE LOW CHIGNON
A messy low chignon/bun is a quick and elegant look under a hat. It easily dresses up an outfit and looks especially great with a smaller brimmed hat.
No matter the style of hair or style of hat that you have, the key to making it look good will always be the same, Confidence. Own your choice and your look and people will feel the same!
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.