Make Your Own
Hats have become
fashionable once again. A hat is a wonderful accessory for any outfit which can
be worn with casual jeans or a dressy suit. The styles vary from wraps
to berets to large sun hats, some are classic and some are bizarre.
Whichever style you prefer, hats have long been unappreciated as an
Hats can be
expensive to buy but you can make your own. Knit, crochet or sew a hat
to suit your wardrobe and style. Make it simple or try a more
elaborate pattern. When we think of hats, we think of sun protection
in the summer and warmth in the winter. Make a change and try to think
of your hat as a fashion accessory.
Hats can hide your
face if they sit low or they can sit on top of your head leaving your
face fully revealed. Many women do not like to wear hats as they worry
about leaving their hair flat when they take their hat off. When you
choose a hat, how tightly it sits on your head is a consideration. We
all know the lines around the hair of men and boys who wear baseball
caps and certainly don't want this when we take off a hat. If you have
a hair style and wear a hat that could show a line, you might wish
your hat to sit loosely. Consider a hat pin or bobby pins to hold your
hat in place.
The wonderful thing
about our modern fashion is that anything goes. There are many
different styles to choose from. Hats are no longer one style. Just as
you choose a hairstyle or sunglasses to flatter your look, you should
choose a hat style that flatters your face and body shape. The key to
choosing a hat is balance. Try to choose a hat which will contrast
your face or body features.
Choose an angular
hat with a sharp brim to lessen a very round face, choose a round
shape for an angular face, wide hats for a long face. Oval faces can
wear any style.
Consider your body
type. If you are a petite body type, choose a smaller hat as a big hat
can be overpowering. If you are tall, choose a hat with a wide brim
and short crown, not tall angled hats. If you have a full figure,
choose a wide hat with a full brim.
There are three main
parts of a hat:
Crown - the part
that sits on your head.
Brim - stiff material projecting outwards from around the bottom
circumference of the crown.
Peak or Visor - similar to the brim but projects from the front of the
hat to shade.
Hat size is
determined by the circumference of your head. Place a measuring tape
around your head just slightly above your ears and above your
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