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How to Keep a Hat on Your Head - 4 WAYS - Vintage hats

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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! ______ Hi! I'm Evelyn Wood, and I am a vintage fashion designer, dressmaker and sewing instructor. I have been making clothes all my life! My love is vintage fashion! I help 'dressmakers in the making' ( ie new sewers) to learn how to sew and make their own clothes! So if you're into sewing and vintage/retro style, this might just be THE place for you! _______________ Are you a new sewer?? You might like to enroll in my FREE 5-day Crash Course to Learn to Sew You will learn all about your machine what everything is and how to use it, how to sew fabric and even make your first project, a 1920's inspired bag! Enroll now at www.evelynwood.com.au _____________ Subscribe for more videos For more information Visit my home http://www.evelynwood.com.au/YT Lets be friends https://www.instagram.com/evelyn__wood https://www.facebook.com/EvelynWoodVintage ------------------------ MUSIC Panama Hat No Voice by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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coasterkat (4 days ago)
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
I. Bosquez (5 days ago)
I had to subscribe 💖👵
I. Bosquez (5 days ago)
I love your accent and best of all tips, thank you Miss.
sara k (6 days ago)
It is useful thank you
Heidi Elle (7 days ago)
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.
Judith Nelson (8 days ago)
I love your hats. Thanks for the tips.
NEW NORM TRUMP (16 days ago)
i just bought a barat from watching your last video
kotugirl Weerasekare (21 days ago)
Pretty neat - thank you very much!! Subbed 😀
Nenée Parra (1 month ago)
Your voice is sooo soothing, you should try doing asmr :)
pookoos (1 month ago)
Can one bring a hatpin onto an airplane in carry-on luggage?
Evelyn Wood (1 month ago)
Probably not!
Dawn Harper (1 month ago)
Thank you!! I just got a new hat, my first small, vintage type hat. It was attached to a headband, and i don't like that. Now i can remove the headband and get a hat pin!
Gay Doll (1 month ago)
Yay I love u it actually worked yaaaay
Chrissies (1 month ago)
thank you so much. it helped a lot ❤️
Penny Milledge (1 month ago)
Thank you Evelyn for the information so very useful 👍💕👍💕👍💕
Miss Sunny Dee (1 month ago)
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!
The first look got me thinking about Mary Poppins you look so nice and so much like my imagination of what Mary Poppins must look like in the book
Lin Dee (2 months ago)
MsDayzie (2 months ago)
Just found you. Love you. I love and collect vintage hats. I never knew there was a method. 😍 Thanks for sharing your tips.
tongolele (2 months ago)
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
Michelle .H (3 months ago)
Thank you for this video. I got a Boater recently but was not sure how to keep it on my head. https://www.hatsandcaps.co.uk/sur-la-tete-bernadette-boater-hat-p125513/ I think i'll try the elastic and hair comb.
Nina Greenaway (3 months ago)
So stylish, thank you. I remember my grandmother placing hats on her head and securing with various hatpins. Brought those memories back. 1950 s.
Linda Eaves (4 months ago)
You are so helpful and lovely!! This video was exactly what I needed thank you now I can wear my hats with confidence.
Sarah Wolford (5 months ago)
Where do you tend to find your hats?
John and Gilda Mata (6 months ago)
I love vintage hats. Thank you.
ravenwyld (6 months ago)
My issue is hats blow off on my mobility scooter 😔
Paula Jackson (6 months ago)
Oh my..i would of stabbed myself..i like the elastic idea...do like the hat pins though..would be fun to make some if i knew how...hum..research time...thanks so much..you look so beautiful in hats..😎
Anna De La Strange (6 months ago)
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
Lynette Shorten (6 months ago)
i have a darling of a hat but have been 'waiting' for a vintage do to wear it to! In winter, i'm never without a cap or beret - I often get comments
all good (6 months ago)
Yes, this video is extremely useful thank you, you look gorgeous in the hats!
Judy K (6 months ago)
I love my vintage hat pins I use them !! ( Judy )
Linda Russell (7 months ago)
What do u do to make a hat smaller?
Fiona Watson (7 months ago)
Thank you. I'm going to be more adventurous with hat choice now
Maya Bz (7 months ago)
smartoldlady (8 months ago)
Classy video! I've spent my life not wearing hats because I couldn't keep them on. Look at this!...I waited so long to find out such great basic tips! Thank You!
Petula Fulton (8 months ago)
I learned something today. I will get a hat pin much needed in Blighty. Pleasant video
dancinsue (8 months ago)
found your video today Evelyn. I'm in Love with you now...
The Good Life (8 months ago)
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.
Ashiel Yisrael (9 months ago)
What do you think is the best way to secure a beret?
Manuela Glavas (9 months ago)
thank you!!!
Frunze42 (10 months ago)
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!
Evelyn Wood (10 months ago)
On my wide brim sun hats I usually add a super fine nylon scarf around the band, and then through little holes each side so I can then tie it around my chin!
Kiki G. (11 months ago)
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.
Lynette Shorten (6 months ago)
thanks for that! I'd love to make my own
Addiction (11 months ago)
Very useful!!!! Thank you :)
Jelesia taylor (11 months ago)
Omg thx for ur video u basically saved my life
Ann M. (11 months ago)
Hats need to be wider than your face.
Evelyn Wood (11 months ago)
I don't think they have all the time! I have many that are little caps, its just the style!
Nicole Sealey (1 year ago)
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.
Dawn Harper (1 month ago)
You wear hats in Florida? Brave soul
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Don't even get me started on the humidity in summer!... Lucky its winter for me now!
Nicole Sealey (1 year ago)
Evelyn Wood Yes! I have a short bob and live in Florida! You understand what heat and humidity can do! Yay!!! I'm so excited that you find that a helpful tip!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Now that is a fabulous idea Nicole!!! I think this would work especially for short hair! thanks for the tip!
Roy cruz (1 year ago)
English people say that, tha hat goes on the right side. thanks for showing
Frunze42 (1 year ago)
Great video. Thank you very much for the tips and for keeping vintage fashion alive.
Cher Steinke (1 year ago)
I do love the ideas but it will only work for long hair. What about those of us that have short hair? Any ideas?
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
If it is very short, not long enough to get pins in it, hat elastic option is best!
Wolkenschloss (1 year ago)
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
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Wonderful!!! I'm glad that you can now wear those hats!!!
Eliza Dolittle (1 year ago)
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!!!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
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!
Hao Dinh (1 year ago)
OMG, you blew my mind. I love your hat collection so much. So beautiful and elegant!!!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
This is only a few!! I have a whole wall covered in hats!!
Ice Maiden (1 year ago)
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
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Fabulous!! I'm glad your wearing hats and now know how to use the pretty hat pin!
Wanda Pease (1 year ago)
Exactly what I needed! It’s Easter and I love wearing a lovely Easter Bonnet.
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Perfect I'm glad to hear it!
Truthseeker (1 year ago)
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
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Thanks so much!! I am so glad to hear that your hat pins will now get worn!! It helps to have a few tricks up your sleeves!
Tut Secret (1 year ago)
What's the name of this blue hat at the end of the video?
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
I don't know that is has proper name sorry!
Sarah Meacheam (1 year ago)
WOW! you are amazing!
Sarah Meacheam (1 year ago)
I make hats that I wear to work and these tips are a Godsend!
nomimra (1 year ago)
Please make your vintage hair tutorial video!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching!! perhaps a hair tutorial is in the future, you never know!
Sandragail Goudelock (1 year ago)
wow! Thanks so much! I have a couple of vintage hat pins that I now can use.
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Fabulous!!! Now you know what to do with them!
Plain Popcorn (1 year ago)
Are hatpins still made today?
Jordyn (11 months ago)
I was looking on etsy and found some cool modern ones in amongst the vintage ones but they do exist!
Plain Popcorn (1 year ago)
Thank you for the advice, I'll probably have to hunt ebay.
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Fingers crossed! They are quite old fashioned and hard to come by. If you don't find them there, check Etsy and Ebay!
Plain Popcorn (1 year ago)
Thank you for your comment. There's a hat shop in my city and I will ask them, hope they know what I mean.
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Yes but they are very hard to find! Mine are all vintage!
jane jan (1 year ago)
I just came here for the hat pin instructions, but I stayed for the fashion...love it!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
+jane jan Fabulous!!! Thankyou I'm happy to hear it!
Bruce Alan Wilson (1 year ago)
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/
Bruce Alan Wilson (1 year ago)
You've heard that song "Don't Go Out Without Your Hatpin, Sadie"?
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
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!
Martina Dejaquiz (1 year ago)
VG liked & thx!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching!
marietta gartner (1 year ago)
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
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
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
Anne Werny (1 year ago)
I kept looking down on your dress. Holy mother of Jesus I looooove the dark velvet!😍
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
+Anne Werny Thanks Anne! This one is a 1950's reproduction I made for my collection!!
Melissa Tumbach (1 year ago)
Brianna Boyer (1 year ago)
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!!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Oh no Brianna! That not good! Yes, it is on my list of videos to make, as I have been asked before!
HorrorBeautyFX (1 year ago)
+Evelyn Wood ok sorry for the stupid question but...is there a special way to use hat pin so it doesn't damage the hat?
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
haha, never silly questions! Usually, try and go through the same holes ( or close to) so there is only one spot that gets the pin through it!
quiksilvababe (1 year ago)
Thank you for this!!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching!
quiksilvababe (1 year ago)
Skip to 2:00 min mark to see how
The Swedish Girl (1 year ago)
Use the Caps Lock
CharlySimone (1 year ago)
Thank you. Very nice video and you rock a hat!!
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Thanks so much for watching! I wear a hat most days!
Christina Rivera (1 year ago)
Very helpful! Thanks
cynthia g (1 year ago)
What keeps the pin from puncturing your scalp if you can see the pointy part going in your head???!!???
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
Well, nothing really! Just be very gentle and push it through slowly. But I've ever poked a hole in my head yet!
kamadesign (1 year ago)
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.
Evelyn Wood (1 year ago)
PERFECT!!! Now it will stay on all summer!! Thanks for watching!
Shari Palomarez (2 years ago)
Adoro tu delicada y bella voz. ♡
Janet Brewer (2 years ago)
Thank you!!💙
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching!
whydidppltakemyname (2 years ago)
Thanks for this! I always wondered how to properly wear the strap ones!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
It was a mystery to me too! I'm glad you found it useful, thanks for watching!
Pamela Royce (2 years ago)
Where can we get hat elastic?
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Hi Pamela thanks for watching! You should be able to find this anywhere that sells haberdashery. Or have a look at an online hat supply store!
ghi6h66 bgyu5 (2 years ago)
Loooove your look!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching!
Aleksandra Wygnaniec (2 years ago)
Please make a video on how to make your haistyle! It's so beautiful!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
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!
Subasini Cole (2 years ago)
i just found you and i love your videos can you show some shoes too thank you
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
No sure which I had on here, but usually my go to is Besame red, by Besame
Subasini Cole (2 years ago)
thank you, could you let me know the color of the lipstick that you use too
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Hi Subasini! Thank you, I am glad that you like it! Ok, I will put shoes on the list for the future! Good vintage styles shoes can be hard to find!
FunLovingDiva (2 years ago)
Could you do a video showing us your hat collection, and discussing how you find good quality vintage hats? Those hats in the background are so amazing! You make wonderful videos! :D
Patricia Simpson (1 year ago)
Oh, please show us your hats and tell us how to find vintage treasures. Your hats are so chic. Thank you for your videos.
Geri O'Donnell (1 year ago)
Oh I'd love to see that!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Arrh the hat collection!! Yes, I have a few, actually an entire wall of hats! I will put this one the list for the future!
HorrorBeautyFX (2 years ago)
Thank you!  Could you give me tips how to keep/tie scarfs on your head?
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Hi! I do have a hair scarf and some turban tutorials! The best way to keep them on your head is wear a hair net underneath and bobby pins to hold the scarf! xx
Jane Kakoulides (2 years ago)
i will always give u a thumbs up. in fact i give u 10. u r verry creative and helpful. u r what they called vintage. u do know what u r speaking about. theirs no fony in u. i am 4 ever greatful.
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Hi Jane, what a compliment! Thankyou! Yes, I really only can be myself! I'm glad you liked the video and thanks for the thumbs up!
Isabella J (2 years ago)
so lovely!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Thank Isabella!
Nina Hutcheson (2 years ago)
Thank you!!! Lovely tips
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Nina thank you for watching!
Sew Old Fashioned (2 years ago)
Now I know how hatpins actually work! I've wondered forever and it all seems so logical now you've demonstrated it.
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Haha! yes know you know how they work!! Not so complicated, and they actually work!!
Tambra Nicole Kendall (2 years ago)
Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks! I just subscribed and am looking forward to learning more about vintage clothing and styles.
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Thank you for subscribing Tambra!! I will have some more fabulous videos coming soon! xx
Ashling S (2 years ago)
Thank you!
ScribbleCate (2 years ago)
I was actually fiddling with a bit of elastic when you talked about the hat elastic. It actually works! I just pinned the elastic into my hat. My hair is only just long enough for it to stay XD
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
That is a coincidence!!! So glad you got it to work and keep it on your head! Now you can do it for all your hats!
Hsu Anne (2 years ago)
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Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Hi Anne, of course! I am really happy you found this video useful and you are welcome to share!
benkenobisgirl (2 years ago)
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...
Bruce Alan Wilson (1 year ago)
Another use for hatpins: http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2010/07/the-sting-of-a-hornet-edwardian-hat-pin-self-defence/
Twizted Zero (1 year ago)
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.
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
haha! Yes please be careful! I hope this doesn't happen either! I am really glad you found this useful, and I am sure you will be able to have your hands free now, as oppose to hanging on to it!
taylor2rene (2 years ago)
You're adorable. Love your videos so far. Thanks for all the tips.
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Aww thankyou!!! I am so glad that you found some value in them! Im working on some new ones!
Stacy Jerger (2 years ago)
Wonderful tips, thank you!!! And you are adorable, I'd love a video for how you do your hair. xo
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Aww thankyou for taking the time to leave a comment and give your feedback!! I am really glad that you found it useful, and I will have to work on that hair tutorial then! x
Rory Rose (2 years ago)
thank you for this! I have so many hats but never wear because I didn't know how to keep them from falling off! I just got two hat pins from my grandmother so I'm definitely putting them to use now!
Evelyn Wood (2 years ago)
Rory Thankyou!! I am so glad that you found this useful! How lovely that you have your grandmothers!!! That is special, I think she would love to know you are using then! I hope they work! x

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