One of this year's hottest trends is hair extensions. Clip-in, tape, or even rocking a wig! Love the look of longer locks but not sure how to rock a hat with your new look? We invited Tara of Tara McCae Hair Extensions to the studio for her tips + tricks on wearing hair extensions with a hat.
“Keep your extensions in mind when choosing your hat size + size up! Our model is wearing Gigi Pip’s Scottie in a 59cm M/L.
Placement is key. If you have clip-in extensions, clip them into the hair right below the crown of your head. This will give your hat a better fit.
For other types of extensions or wigs, choose a larger hat size that will accommodate your extensions. Gigi Pip hats are adjustable + can be tightened to fit your head if you choose to remove your extensions.”
Now that you know more about hat sizing and fit, let's find the best hat for your face shape! Here's a blog post about Finding the Best Hat for Your Face Shape.
See more of Tara's work on her Instagram @taramccaeextensions
and special thanks to @zandrabarrigophoto
Shop the Felt Hat Collection to see all the hats shown in this blog post.
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.