DIY: Size your Fedora

A few weeks ago you could get a fedora at Target for THREE DOLLARS!  Uh yes please!  The fedora in the pictures is an older one I had from Nordstrom, but the tutorial works for any hat that may be a little too big.  I really wanted a hat that would kind of squish my curls, not one that would cover them because I apparently have a small head.  One size does not fit all my friends.  So after searching on how to size my new hat, I decided to figure this one out on my own...

What you need:
glue gun
measuring tape
Measure the width of the band that is inside your hat, then measure the circumference.  Cut your felt to the length, but three times the width.  My measurements were 1in. x 20 in, so I cut 3in. x 20 in.  Now decide how much smaller you need your hat, a lot or a little.  
I went a lot smaller so folded over my felt three times, keeping it at one inch (the width of the band), before gluing it into one long strip.  Cut off an scragglies.  Now glue the strip to the INSIDE of the band, this way you can fold the band back over and nobody will know about your small head.  Bam, the hat should now fit your head perfectly!  

Enjoy your fitted fedora by the pool or beach this summer!


Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

This is SUCH a great idea! I don't know how many hats I didn't get because they were too big and I was afraid they'd fly off my head! I'll have to try this next time!

<3, Pamela

Jillian Manesh said...

great tip! i need a hat for the summer. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

BLovedBoston said...

Again I would have never thought to do that - thanks so much for the easy DIY!

Carly Blogs Here said...

This is such a good idea! I usually have the opposite problem-- hats being too small for my head! haha

Kristen said...

haha i'm like Carly - can you teach me how to make hats bigger? lol. hats look so weird on me, my ears stick out like dumbo. haha!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Great tip, looks great on you girl!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

Great tip! I just love my fedora over the summer!

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