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How to Measure Hat Size

Picking the right size hat is simple + quick! Take the sizing from a hat you already have that fits you well + simply compare it to our size chart below. This will help you find the perfect fit for your new Gigi Pip Hat!

Find Your Perfect Hat Size

Women’s hat sizes are easy to figure out! Here’s a simple guide to help you choose the right size:

  • Average Head Size (57 cm): Most women have a head size of around 57 cm. If you’re unsure, start with our M/L hat. It’s designed to fit 59 cm and can be adjusted down to 57 cm.

  • Largest Size (61 cm): Our XL size is 61 cm, and like the other sizes, it can be adjusted down to 59 cm.

  • Slightly Smaller Head (55 cm): If your head is a bit smaller, choose our XS size. It starts at 55 cm and can be adjusted down to 53 cm.

  • Kids’ Sizes: For select styles, we offer kids' sizes starting at 53 cm, adjustable down to 51 cm.

When in doubt always size up & use our adjustable band for a custom fit!

Gigi Pip hats sizes are as follows:



HOW ARE HAT SIZES MEASURED?
Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) + most often measured in centimeters. This is the case for all Gigi Pip styles including fedoras, boater hats,gamblers + caps. While hats may be sized according to their measurement, it is fairly common for women to choose hat sizes based on the average women's head size (57 cm) + then adjusting down to fit if necessary.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY HAT SIZE?

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.

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 eyebrows, 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 + 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 + adjusting your hat accordingly.
Method 2: The Halo Style
Pictured above is the halo method 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, + the front of your 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, + 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. Since there is typically a difference in measurement we recommend using the larger of the two hat sizes. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up and adjusting down.
HOW DO I ADJUST MY HAT SIZE?

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-

-a little adjustment goes a long way
-at first it may take a couple of adjustments to find just the right fit, once you’ve found it you shouldn’t have to adjust often
-the video at the top of this page shows our adjustable inner band in action

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.