Cleaning your felt hat can be a delicate task. Whether you need to give it a light cleaning to refresh and revamp your Gigi Pip or you literally wear your hat every day and you would put it through the washing machine if you could, we've got the tips, tricks, and products you need for keeping your Gigi Pip hat looking brand new and squeaky clean.
1. Hat brush
Use our Gigi Pip Hat Brush to help remove dust and dirt from the surface of your hat. For best practice, gently brush the hat counterclockwise, starting at the front and working your way around while moving with the natural grain of the felt. Always brush your hat before spot cleaning or applying treatments. .
Pro tip: Always brush in the same direction consistently.
2. Lint roller
A good rule of thumb: always keep a lint roller on hand to remove lint, hair, and dust from your brim. Our Felt Hat Lint Roller was specifically designed so you can take it on-the-go. Lint roll often to preserve the quality of your felt hat.
3. Hat Sponge
A good hat sponge is one of the oldest tricks in the books to remove smudges and give your hat a clean new look. Use the Gigi Pip Hat Cleaning Sponge dry to shave off loose nap, surface dirt and imperfections. Be sure to use one sponge for dark and one for light felt hats.
Pro tip: This works great for makeup smudges!
4. Hat Stiffener Spray:
Hat need a little lift? Use our hat stiffener spray to preserve the shape and stiffness of your hat. First, clean your hat with a brush or sponge. Then hold bottle 8-10 inches away from hat and finely mist over the entire hat only using a couple of sprays. Allow to dry then wear with confidence.
5. Cleaning the sweatband
To freshen up your sweatband, use a toothbrush, water, and mild soap to gently scrub and blot dirt.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our Gigi Pip hats, once they leave our hands, it's now in yours to take good care of them. We hope this blog post informs you and helps you to keep your hats looking brand new!
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.