One of my favorite things about the Fall is wearing wool hats! They instantly add sophistication to an everyday look. I have seen plenty of hijab-hat fails (and committed some myself), so I thought I would share the tips I have learned through trial and error!
- Personally, I think wider, floppy brimmed hats look better with hijab. This is just my opinion so take it with a grain of salt! I have worn shorter brimmed fedoras in the past and found that wider brims are more flattering while wearing hijab. I would say at least 3.25 inch wide. The width of the hat I’m wearing is 4.75, to give you an idea! My perfect width would be around 3.75-4 to wear throughout the day without it feeling like it is getting in the way.
- Wear your bun really low. This may not be the most flattering thing when you’re not wearing a hat, but trust me, you want the hat to be able to sit naturally on your head (where it would sit if you weren’t wearing a hijab) and not higher, because it will wind up looking too tall and a little ridiculous! Don’t stuff your bun into the hat or anything, because it may become too tight and uncomfortable and change the shape of the hat. You want it to look as natural as possible.
- Wear a thin scarf without too much volume. This is again to make sure you can pull the hat down to make it sit naturally on your head. I have worn chiffon and thin jersey hijabs and they worked great!
- If the hat comes in sizes, you may want to opt for a larger size if you think your hijab will take up too much room. If you are wearing a thin, chiffon hijab like me opt for your normal size.
- If you plan on taking off your hat during the day, make sure you pin down your hijab really well so that when you take off the hat it does not pull off the scarf too! You may want to put pins on each side of your scarf and one on top (Use the straight pins without the ball at the end so they don’t show. You can get them from any sewing section). I wore this hat in New York and was always taking it off when I went inside shops and restaurants and didn’t have any problems! :)
I hope these tips give you the courage to rock a hat this Fall!
Lots of love :)