One of our goals here at Gigi Pip is to make sure you find a hat that you feel confident in. With that, comes making sure you are picking out a hat that compliments your face shape, hair color and even the shape of your head. Most of our hats come in two sizes, small/medium and medium/large.
The S/M measures 57 centimeters and the M/L measures 59 centimeters. If you fall somewhere in between that spectrum, you're off to a great start and we can help you with the rest!
Whether you have a small or large head, we can help you find the perfect fit through our customizable sizing options:
A lot of our newer styles come with an adjustable sweatband. If this is the case for your hat, to adjust the size all you have to do is:
1. Flip up the sweatband.
2. Pull until you feel the band tighten.
3. Velcro in place.
4. Try on as you go and adjust accordingly.
We offer sizing tape as an additional purchase for your hat and highly recommend it if you're looking for that "fits like a glove" feel. Follow these steps to insert your sizing tape:
1. Flip up the sweatband
2. Take an inch of tape and hold it in place on either side of the hat. 3. Start with one piece and try on as you go.
** 1 inch of tape will take you down half a size**
Simple as that!
If your hat doesn't come with an adjustable band and you're looking for an easy, at home option with supplies you have on hand, you can thread yarn through the sweatband to adjust the size. Pull the end of the yarn tight until it reaches the size you are looking for, tie a knot at the end and wa-lah!
We are ALMOST always able to provide you with a hat that fits you perfectly, but for some of those inbetweeners, these sizing options work wonders! The Gigi Pip staff is always available to help you find the perfect size for your head and answer any and all questions you may have about your hats!
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.