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Make Your Own Fashion Hats
Article by KarensVariety.com

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 accessory.

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 eyebrows.

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