Millinery by Sally Faith Steinmann
How do I measure my head size for
custom ladies' hats?
Measuring head size
is very easy to do. Your head size is the measurement, in inches,
of the place where your hat will rest when you place it upon your
head; bearing in mind that it is the widest circumference of your
head that you are measuring.
To determine your own
head size, simply take a cloth tape measure and beginning at the
center of your forehead (you may at this point want to run and
stand in front of a mirror), across the top of your first ear,
around to the back/base of your head, across your second ear, and
back to the center of your forehead. If you prefer to have your
hats come down lower on your head, or for that matter higher,
simply adjust the placement of the tape for a more accurate head
size. Most women measure anywhere from 21-25 inches. Give or take
a smidge. Also, if you don't have a cloth measuring tape, simply
take a piece of string or twine, measure your head size in the
same way as described above, and then lay this against a hard
ruler to determine your measurement in inches! (This is a recent
tip from a lovely lady who recently ordered her chapeau for Derby
The good news with a MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® chapeau
is the "Silver Lining" feature. Each custom made hat at
maggiemae.com (except for selected hats from the Unique Boutique
Hat Sale) is created with an elasticized ribbon insert which can
easily be adjusted to make your hat fit you well. So when you
measure your head, don't worry if your measurement is a bit off.
The "Silver Lining" insert will make up the difference.
I created this wondrous feature when I started my business as a
wholesale milliner to maximize the chances of my hats fitting a
greater number of women. Since then, I have continued to use the
"Silver Lining" because so many of my customers have
told me how wonderful it is to be able to adjust the size of
their hats whenever they wish. And I don't know about you, but
depending on what sort of "hair day" it is or how hard
the wind is blowing, I very often need to adjust the size of my
hats myself to fit me just the way I want them to. And a good
fit, is everything...
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