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How To Measure Head Size For Hats

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comment

Head sizing is not as simple as wrapping a tape measure around your clients head. Firstly we need to recognise how sensitive the skull is as it is so close to the nerve centre, the brain with so many nerve endings. This may mean that a hat you have made perfectly sized to fit a person with 58cm head may feel too tight to this person although you can internally check measure to be exact. ( The average head size for commercial hats is recognised at 57cm. ) It is all because of their head…


Irene Yip Interview

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comment

Hong Kong Milliner Irene Yip has had an interest in fashion and creative crafts for many years and discovering Millinery when she was working in creative media was a perfect transition in her career. Irene has embraced traditional millinery blocking techniques with a delicate handmade touch to all her trims and flowers. Discover her millinery journey.

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Sandra Stewart said…

Thank You for adding me!

Bronnie G Millinery said…
Thank you for information regarding the head size for hat block, I am fairly certain I need 23
Michelle PG Richardson said…


Well, I can totally see why you're so popular so fast.  What a wonderful place.  I could get lost in here.  And you're absolutely correct!  Those skills could be gone forever, sadly, so thank you in advance from everyone for sharing.

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