Like every blogger, I love a good hat. No outfit is really complete without a cowboy hat, right?!? Unfortunately I also live in Edinburgh, one of the windiest cities in the UK (and possibly the world.) It doesn’t take long after leaving the house until my hat has flown away, I’m clutching it to my head, or I’ve given up and tossed it in my bag instead. A couple of years ago I discovered a really simple way of preventing your hat from blowing off your head. Perhaps it’s too small a DIY to merit its own blog post, but it was a revelation for me and I hope this helps you to keep your hat on too!
You will need
- Side combs (you can get these from Boots or Superdrug)
- Needle and thread
You simply sew the sidecomb to the band on the inside of your hat. It doesn’t need to be neat because no one will see it – so don’t worry if your sewing skills are basic! It’s a good idea to use thread the same colour as your hat so that your sewing work blends in.
When you want to wear your hat, simply attach the front first, sliding the side comb securely into the front of your hair. Easy, right? You’ll never have to chase your head wear down the street again. I’ve seen other blog posts suggesting that you should tie some string under your hair, or use elastic bands, bobby pins or a hat pin. I like this side comb method to keep your hat on because it works for everyone’s head shape (as long as you have hair up top) and it only takes half a second longer to put your hat on. Let me know if this was useful! Do you have your own method for wearing a hat in windy weather?