When you want to buy a (new) hat, you have plenty of questions. Do I find the right colour to match my outfit? How do I measure my head so I can buy the right size hat. What means bespoke? So many questions, below are the most frequent ones and here are some of the answers. Nevertheless, if you have more questions, please write to me and I hope I have the answers you are looking for.

One size

Pieces stated as having one size will fit all head sizes. Often the piece will have a wire claw/construction that will be hair coloured that will fit to your head like a hair band. The piece may also have an elastic band that sits at the back of your head underneath your hair to secure the piece in place. Alternatively the piece may be positioned on a hairband that will be a universal head size (one size).

How do I measure my head?

For some of the bespoke pieces require you to send us your head size. Use a soft tape measure. Measure your head straight across your forehead just above your ears and over the most bulbous part of the back of your head. The full circumference is required.

head size chart oana millinery

Universal sizing

hat-sizing

Can I have any colour combination?

Yes, that’s the plan! I want to ensure that every customer is fully satisfied with my hats and if a standard colour is not enough, I always go extra mile with custom made dyeing, the best way to find the right colour for your outfit combination! For this, the perfect choice is the bespoke service.

Do you do bespoke from scratch?

Most of my hats are one offs so a new hat with different colours, trimmings, shape, materials, would be a bespoke one. I love being challenged by my customers to create the perfect headpiece to please them AND to fit their brief/ outfit. I can come up with the design and materials and also the customers have their own vision and desires about their hats, so we meet midway!

Please do get in touch via phone or mail with your ideas and dreams. It’s a truly collaborative process between you and myself and I promise to make you a completely unique show-stopper. Worth saying though that these sort of briefs really need about 8 weeks notice and usually start from approx £500.

What if I don’t live in London or Rickmansworth?

If getting to my Rickmansworth is studio is tricky, don’t panic. I often do nationwide and global commissions virtually. Just e-mail me a photo of your outfit/ the perfect colour you’re looking for and we can design together over the phone or on Skype/ Facetime.