Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to Keep a Cocktail Hat on Your head

There are many ways to keep a hat on your head.  Many people use an elastic band but that's not the only way to go.  Here is an easy little technique of my own to keep your cocktail hat on your head:

Place the hat on your head, exactly where you want it, hopefully on a jaunty angle.  On the top of your head, feel where the hat makes contact with your head. Put your finger right there because that is where you want the hat pin to go.  Move your finger away ( but remember the spot!) and take off the hat.  Now make a tiny little ponytail at that exact spot with, of all things, tiny rubber bands.  Use two at a time for back-up. Pull the rubber bands close to your head.  Now put the hat back on.  Feel for the little bump of ponytail on the outside of the hat which should be in the exact same place you had your finger before.  Take your hat pin, and pin right through the hat, through the center of the ponytail as close to your head as possible (grabbing hair, not head - don't poke yourself )  and back out through the hat again.  You may have to try this a few times (or maybe not, it's quite easy to do)  but when you get it,  the hat won't budge.

If you don't have tiny rubber bands, or a niece who wears braces, you can make an X with bobby pins in place of the ponytail and put your hat pin right through that for the same great hold.

The headsize ribbon in another great place to anchor your hat.  Slide bobby pin under the ribbon and pick up hair along the way.  You can use as many bobby pins as you want but two pins and a hat pin should keep of most hats.

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