How to Keep Your Hat on With Bobby Pins


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Keeping hats fixed in place has been a struggle for women since before the Fedora became feminine. Head haute couture has traditionally been sustained by the strategic placement of pins. Thank goodness for the bobby-pin -- the hair grip revolutionized the way women wear hats. Whether you're trying to stay a beret on slick hair, or want to fix a fillet -- a hairband or ribbon -- at the back of your head, the bobby pin is your tool of choice.

Attaching the hat to your head.

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Pull or pin your hair back into a firm tie or fix. Alternatively, pull the top portion of your hair back into a firm tie or fix.

Position the hat on your head according to your preference.

Hold the hat in place with one hand, and with the other hand place a bobby pin under the front crown base of the hat, attaching the crown base to your hair at the top of your head. The crown base, as opposed to the brim of a hat, is the circular edge that actually sits on your head. The bobby pin should be hidden under the crown base. It's usually easy to prick a bobby pin through the material of most hats; however, for hats with very course material, you can use a sewing needle to rend tiny holes where you want to place the bobby pins.

Place another bobby pin under the left and right sides of the crown base attaching the base to your hair. Place another bobby pin under the back crown base of the hat, attaching the base to the back of your hair. Repeat with additional pins until the hat is securely fastened to your comfort level.