4 ways I use to keep my hats on my head! 2 are more traditional and work fabulously for vintage style hats, and 2 are more modern hacks I have developed!
I get asked all of the time about how I can get my hats to stay on my head, so I thought I would share some of my techniques with you!
I hope you pick up a few tricks here! And leave me a comment below of other tricks you use!
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I found this video really helpful and fun to watch. I put elastic on some of my hats but l put the elastic under my chin. It was almost invisible but not quite. This is so much better. I like the comb idea too, and her hats are adorable. I subscribed and look forward to more ideas.
Finally I find a video like this! I wear almost all berets, small fascinators, hairflowers, turbans and bands. But wearing larger hats is new and I had no idea how to pin them on the back of my head or on the side.
Guess I need to go looking for some pins!
HI, Evelyn. just found u and love-- i have many hats for all seasons but only 2 vintage- one looks like a 192s over the entire head kind of. The other just received from a friend it is a lovely black pill box with a net. It doesn't seem to fit! ugh - it will not pull on the head-just sits on top of head. or is this the way it is supposed to fit. Any way i can wear it? Thanks. will be looking for some more vintage, love the one you show here
Thank you for this video.
I got a Boater recently but was not sure how to keep it on my head.
I think i'll try the elastic and hair comb.
Something i did b4 i found my 1rst actual hatpin was floral pins. U can buy a box full of em at a craft store like joanns. They r generally pretty low profile...another way i have been doing, for when you just want the hat and no extra decorations, you put the hat pin on the inside of the rim and then push a couple bobby pins diagonally through. Its similar to this vids bobby pin option
I purchased two vintage hats and now I know how to use a hat pin. I purchased a vintage hatpin holder and the seller gave me 5 vintage long to medium size hat pins and I did not know how to use the hatpin. Thanks for sharing.
Evelyn, how would you keep a wide brimmed straw hat from flow falling off? I've tried the hair pin method, but it didn't work for me. I'm considering getting a hat pin, but can't find much information on how to keep it on my head and not flying away in the wind TIA!
These are wonderful tips. The elastic doesn't work for me any longer as my hair is too thin and short now (cancer issues), so the band just pops right up the back of my head. But but the hat pins and combs are wonderful. A site called Victorian trading company sells vintage replica hat pins, but joanns fabric sells the blanks if you would rather make your own. They come in a silver r gold tone finish, usually between 5-7 inches long, 2-3 per package, with safety covers included. Bulk ones can be bought via walmart online, or stay and similar sites.
I estimate where my hatpin will go, and I place a bobby pin in my hair in that location. Then once I've put the hat on over it, I can run the hatpin under the bobby pin. It lasts all day and locks everything in place.
Oh god! Thank you! I love hats. I have like a dozen but I never get to wear them outside. It's often to windy around here. And I couldn't find a tutorial like this in my language but you just explained it so perfectly.
Thank you so much! This summer will hopefully be my first hat-summer ;D
Oh thank you so much, I have two 1830 hat pins but did not know how to put them on. Also have my Grandmothers and my Aunts from the 1930’s. I know how lucky I am and they have been sitting with my lovely hats for years. I can never thank you enough. You are gorgeous!!!
Wow Eliza I'm so happy to hear that you will now be wearing these loving family pieces! Being that old I bet they are beautiful! If they are rusty, I have heard that a fine sand paper will work to clean it off, but I have not done it myself yet!
Iv always worn caps, berrys but recently i picked up a couple of vintage inspired and pretty decrated hats and i love to ware them everywhere, i was being very careful to keep them on my head, so i looked on youtube, your tips are awesome and really simple and now i know how to attach a hatpin properly. Great video Thank you
I am a vintage/retro lady born late 70's. I have a collection of hats in al shape and colours and I struggled with the same inconveniences. I do have bobby pins, 3 very beautiful hatpins with a little flower but now at least I know how to use them. Many thanks!
I subbed right away. Looking forward to see more videos on your channel. Kuddos x
The comb could be useful for men, too. I have several flat caps/berets that I have trouble keeping on.
Another use for hatpins: http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2010/07/the-sting-of-a-hornet-edwardian-hat-pin-self-defence/
Yes Bruce this one would work great for mens! And I have seen this before about the Edwardian hat pins! I use it as a joke and threaten people all the time with my hat pins, they don't get the joke though!
LOVED this video and VERY helpful!!! We are going on a short cruise and their Gatsby by night should be fun thanks to you..love the hats idea! thanks so much! (how can anyone not like this video? they r nuts!). Marietta, Brisbane, Australia
Hi Marietta! Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it! How much fun creating a Gatsby outfit for your cruise! You definitely need a fab 1920s cloche hat for your outfit! Just stay away from the not so fab feather boas and long cigarette things! x
I enjoyed this video. I will try them all. For the future I would love to see how you clean some of your more delicate vintage items. I think it would help a lot of people. I have ruined my best vintage garments from harsh and improper washing!!
What a fun subject. I've never reflected upon how the ladies keep and used to keep their hats on their heads. Thanks for the info and inspiration. I'll be DIYing that elastic trick to my new beach fedora.
Thank you, Aleksandra! I achieve my style by doing an old-fashioned wet set with curlers! I hadn't thought of doing hair myself, but if you're interested in retro hairstyles I highly recommend you check out Lisa Freemont Street's channel!
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I'm going to be wearing a wide brimmed hat in a bit and I'm seriously worried it will blow off my head. I don't want to walk about hanging onto it, and your video has given me quite a few things to think over. Thank you! I just hope I don't stab myself in the head with a hat pin...
A wide hat like a western style, you want to use a set of cotter pins and jump rings, and an adjustable lanyard, or cord with a clip or clasp affixed to the end to snap onto the jump ring. See: Stampede strings.
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