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Finoriel
January 10th, 2012, 06:51 AM
I know I know I'm late :o
I probably can't convince anybody that we've got another calculation of times in Sweden, eh? :wannabe:
I'm sorry :flowers: and thank you for PM-reminding me.

Anyways, without further delay: Appropriate wintertime January style thread - featuring a topic a lot of us are struggeling with:
How to comfortably wear long hair and a hat? And which style of hat works with which updo?

Please share your favorite way to wear your hair with a hat :wink: or your epic-hat-hair-fails with styles which do not work with a hat.

kamikaze hair
January 10th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Yay!!! a new hairstyle of the month!!!!

i suck at doing anything stylish or inventive for a 'hat hairstyle' this is it basically, me with all my hair up underneath, rolled up kind of like a cinnabun except without any clips or forks or anything because usually when i put a hat on, i'll keep it on for the rest of the day till i get home :). I'll heaps interested in seeing everybody elses ideas so when its winter here, ill be ready. Usually i just try and make up for my lack of hairstyle with a hat that i really find comfortable and love. This one is one of my favourites, which i actually made myself.



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=123325


from the side:


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=123326

dfotw
January 10th, 2012, 08:53 AM
I bought a lovely hat on Etsy that's specially designed to hold buns and hair-sticks... any type of bun and any type of hair-sticks (or forks, or Ficcares, or pins)...

Voilā, hat holding a braided bun and a topped hair-stick:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9074/stickandhat.jpg

(the store it's here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmasLittleCreations), owner is a friendly long-hair! :))

CrunchyMama
January 10th, 2012, 06:03 PM
I'll try to get something more recent... But this photograph from my trip to Peru in 2010 is the first thing that came to my mind. My hair was about BSL or so at the time... And we were back-packing so I didn't have anything but Head & Shoulders 2 in 1 to wash my hair (when there was a shower to do so). I really missed my conditioner!!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ddJoXjbhn44/TwziWPIms3I/AAAAAAAAAck/cuZ-Vqpy-CI/s1600/hat.gif

Amber_Maiden
January 10th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Old pics of me and my favorite hat- it was my grandfathers and I found it in my parents basement when I went to college. I wore it until last year- so for 4 years through rain and snow, until it fell apart. I guess it's for the best though, because I was way too attached to it- I wore it everyday, and never took it off except to sleep... Weird huh?
I've tried to replace it with other greek fisherman's caps... but they just don't feel right...

Almost 5 years ago, when I was 18- my hair is mostly in a ponytail down my back, which went to my hip!!!:
http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff519/shamber1/n761790060_4844139_2870.jpg

2 years ago when I was 21:
http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff519/shamber1/40374_10150229178030061_761790060_14068046_7198124 _n.jpg

luxepiggy
January 11th, 2012, 01:41 AM
I prefer to leave my hair down when wearing a hat, especially with the ends curled a bit - somehow I've convinced myself that it looks more striking that way (^(oo)^)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/fedorasmall.jpg

Kira94
January 11th, 2012, 11:46 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9451&pictureid=123514

Here's the last time I wore a hat, I think this was from August, a month or two before I found LHC. ;)
I should find a hat and take a newer picture eventually I suppose. :)

(The sheet behind me is because I'm in a blanket fort I made on our porch. :D)

-j-
January 12th, 2012, 12:11 AM
I bought a lovely hat on Etsy that's specially designed to hold buns and hair-sticks... any type of bun and any type of hair-sticks (or forks, or Ficcares, or pins)...

Voilà, hat holding a braided bun and a topped hair-stick:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9074/stickandhat.jpg

(the store it's here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmmasLittleCreations), owner is a friendly long-hair! :))

Thanks for sharing!!!
The hat looks beautiful and so does your hair! I want one of those hats, too! :)

I´ve been knitting woolly hats myself, ones that have enough space in them to stuck my hair in, but sticks don´t work with them, because they will stick out from somewhere. It is necessary to wear something warm covering the head where I live, because it is so damn cold during wintertime.

ArienEllariel
January 12th, 2012, 01:36 AM
Hmm. I'll try to post a pic later (though bare in mind that it is rarely cold enough here to bother with a hat). Let me also just say that perhaps apart from my sister's owl hat, I have hated how I look in hats. The "engineer" cap type look rediculous on me, as do fedoras, and most cowboy hats. Berets make my face look rounder.. so they're out. I'm trying to think if I've seen any other hats/caps around and tried them on. My sister and one of my friends look adorable in most any hat, including those 1930's style ones with a little feather or other decoration on them. Maybe my head just isn't hat friendly?

Sweetie
January 12th, 2012, 04:54 AM
I have thousands of hats! I'll post some pics later - your pictures are all very beautiful!

Black.cat
January 12th, 2012, 11:58 PM
I don't have any photos myself, but does anyone have any styles they use where they use hair sticks to hold their hair in a bun stuck through from outside of the hat, so you can still see the stick. I guess it would have to be a knitted or crocheted hat to give holes big enough that the hat wouldn't get damaged.

wandlimb
January 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM
I don't have any photos myself, but does anyone have any styles they use where they use hair sticks to hold their hair in a bun stuck through from outside of the hat, so you can still see the stick. I guess it would have to be a knitted or crocheted hat to give holes big enough that the hat wouldn't get damaged.

Me! I'm at work now so I can't post a photo, but I made myself a hairstick hat by modifying a pattern I found online. I just had to make it quite a bit bigger to get all my hair in. I'll post a pic later.

Kizuna
January 13th, 2012, 06:56 AM
During winter (right now) I always wear hats and beanies because of the cold. Sometimes they really ruin your hairstyle and sometimes they're a part of your style. Since it is january and I'll wear many hats and things I'll try to take pictures of them :)

Here's a picture from summer 2011 where I'm wearing my summer hat with braids. :) Pixled face also!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b119/Neyvaa/summerhat.jpg

neko_kawaii
January 13th, 2012, 02:00 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8248&pictureid=115580
Hair and hat for going to tea. Two dutch lace braids and one rope braid all mixed together and pinned out of the way of the hat. Respect the hat!

airmid
January 13th, 2012, 03:23 PM
I always wear hats with either braids (two braids or a side-braid), or with my hair loose. This pic is from today when I was preparing to go out into a snow storm. :)
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g437/greenairmid/Snapshot_20120113_3.jpg

CrunchyMama
January 13th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Hair and hat for going to tea. Two dutch lace braids and one rope braid all mixed together and pinned out of the way of the hat. Respect the hat!

This is beautiful, neko_kawaii!! Is there a tutorial for it anywhere??

Shany
January 13th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I also always wears hats with braids or hair loose
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6067&pictureid=123721

Lunnafindel
January 13th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Aaaah! I neeeeeed this! I've been trying to figure out how to wear hats with buns for AGES. So far the answer has been no - either no hat (which is cold) or no bun (either braid or just loose...which doesn't work for long).
BUT I think I found the solution. Knit headwraps, like this (http://img.alibaba.com/wsphoto/v0/511829648/DHL-free-shipping-Handmade-Knit-Headwrap-handmade-Headband-2011-style.jpg), for example, or this (https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRN4yKTl2ohDaVRf6fjGwctoAXIHwka lLP2B_wP5fBsm7Z3JNldA).
They're big at the front so they cover the top of your head and your ears like a hat, but small in the back, which effectively creates a hole for the bun (or updo of any kind) to stick out.
I've just found a pattern and I'm gonna knit myself one - I'm so excited!
I'll post pics when I finish it.

PS the idea of a hairstick through a knitted hat is cool too, I'll try that!

papera
January 13th, 2012, 07:14 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8248&pictureid=115580
Hair and hat for going to tea. Two dutch lace braids and one rope braid all mixed together and pinned out of the way of the hat. Respect the hat!
Ohhh neko kawaii, I LOVE your hairstyle!!! Also the hat ;-)

Unfortunately I have nothing to add, only in writing: I have a hat I can put on my hair when I wear it with sticks and forks, only the spiky ends stick out sometimes, hehe .. but no picks, sorry!

neko_kawaii
January 13th, 2012, 07:36 PM
This is beautiful, neko_kawaii!! Is there a tutorial for it anywhere??

No, this is something I made up to wear the hat to a special tea with my nieces. I'll explain as best as I can, I don't remember all the details.

I did a deep part and did one lace dutch braid all the way from the front and around the back to a little bit past center back and then finished the braid to the tips and secured it. On the other side of the part I began a dutch lace braid, but of course there wasn't far to go on that side and when I reached the approximate place I anticipated a bun I stopped adding loose hair and finished off the braid and secured it at the tips. This became a microbraid. The remaining section of loose hair between the two braids was secured where I wanted the center of the bun and done as a rope braid. The rope braid was wound up into a bun and pinned (I prefer spin pins). The long dutch lace braid was similarly wound and pinned and then the microbraid was secured on the outside of these two buns.

I am loving the hats that can incorporate stick buns! I have one hat that is roomy enough to accommodate a bun, I'll have to try it with a stick. I spent the last week on the couch with the sniffles and Jane Austen DVDs admiring their hats.

kamikaze hair
January 14th, 2012, 02:17 AM
Lunnafindel would there be any chance you could maybe PM me with the pattern, if you can. If you can't I understand. I totally love the idea of those and could definitely use some come winter time (here).

Neko Kawaii i totally love both your hat and your do. They are awsome.


:pins::pins:(i just felt like including these cause i LOVE this smiley!)

|Xei
January 14th, 2012, 05:18 AM
I love hats! (*V*)

These are some of the styles that I do when I'm not wearing my hair in its natural, air-dried state:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7643&pictureid=123750
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7643&pictureid=123751

With a fedora, I also like wearing one fishtail braid, done in the style above, on the side and over the shoulder.

Edit: Wow, huge pictures are huge. Please excuse this.
Edit2: Fixed!

Peggy E.
January 14th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Oddly, being housebound is actually to my advantage when it comes to having to wear hats in the harsh winter weather we have here - "look for the silver lining" and all that rot....

Because I always wear antique/vintage hair combs, I'm not sure how to wear a hat around the combs. Women did - in fact, they wore those monstrosities with lethal hat pins to keep them from taking off! But what was going on with their combs, I wonder?

Oh, well, I have a super hat that goes with a scarf and mittens - bright red to match my coat - and it has never once been worn. The scarf has been worn a couple of times, even the coat has been worn no more than 8 times and I've had it for 10 years.

Boy, this is getting really pathetic.....

Sheryl
January 14th, 2012, 03:24 PM
This is my favourite winter hat and matching scarf. Being in the cold snowy north (Ontario, Canada) I wear winter hats a lot. It's a must with sub zero temps! This one is good for the warmer winter days (It doesn't cover my ears). I like to wear hats with a braid over the shoulder. I usualy have on a black coat. It doesn't really go with the bright green...

http://offwheat.com/hat4.jpg

CrunchyMama
January 14th, 2012, 03:52 PM
BUT I think I found the solution. Knit headwraps, like this (http://img.alibaba.com/wsphoto/v0/511829648/DHL-free-shipping-Handmade-Knit-Headwrap-handmade-Headband-2011-style.jpg), for example, or this (https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRN4yKTl2ohDaVRf6fjGwctoAXIHwka lLP2B_wP5fBsm7Z3JNldA).

Lunnafindel, I bought one of these in the spring in NYC, they were all over the place there. I LOVE it... And yes, I was looking for something other than a tuque to throw over my hair in the winter, and other than the old stretchy headbands I remember wearing as a kid that had NO style. :)

sfgirl
January 14th, 2012, 11:41 PM
I love letting my shorter layers around my face hang out and putting the rest of my hair back into a beanie. I like to wear my really far back on my head so I usually end up pinning it. I guess I use my beanies as a snood, LOL. I'll have to post some pictures tomorrow. It's so nice when I'm running late to class and don't want to mess with my hair at all.

-j-
January 15th, 2012, 11:10 AM
http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_raita_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/turk_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/kelt_pienenn.jpg

Here are some of my self-made wintertime hats. Not too good looking, but the only function is to keep my hair from freezing :D

sfgirl
January 15th, 2012, 09:57 PM
http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_raita_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/turk_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/kelt_pienenn.jpg

Here are some of my self-made wintertime hats. Not too good looking, but the only function is to keep my hair from freezing :D

Ooh, I really like these! I think they're adorable. Do you knit or crochet? I've been meaning to learn how to, just to make cute hats. :D

-j-
January 16th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Ooh, I really like these! I think they're adorable. Do you knit or crochet? I've been meaning to learn how to, just to make cute hats. :D

Oh, thanks! :)
I knit. The hats I made are really simple to knit.

Black.cat
January 16th, 2012, 03:08 AM
Oh, thanks! :)
I knit. The hats I made are really simple to knit.
So what pattern do you use? I knit too but I haven't hit on a good hat pattern yet, or at least not one that suits me. These look really comfortable though, so much so that I probably wouldn't care so much if it suited me or not :P

-j-
January 16th, 2012, 06:32 AM
^
For the left one I took the instructions somewhere over there:
http://www.garnstudio.com/
there are millions of instructions and I didnīt find the exact instruction I used any more, sorry.


For the other ones I had no instructions but the striped ones were made like this:
I started with about 100 loops, the first 5 cm or so are knitted as:
knit 2, purl 2, (repeat)
- After about 5 cm I added about 10-20 loops (donīt remember...), and then all layers to come are just knitted normally. And when I felt the hat was big enough, I started narrowing about every 10th loop : knit 2 together
- When there were about 10-20 loops left, I just pulled the yarn through every remaining loop

Hope that made any sense, English is not my native language...

HairStickler
January 16th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Thanks, -j-, for the instructions and for the web site, too. There are so many cute (and free!) patterns there!

wandlimb
January 18th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Finally got time to upload my photo of my hat! I hope this works, I've never done this before.

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww111/wandlimb/IMGP3235-1.jpg

The pattern is from http://whitegirlknits.blogspot.com/2011/01/leeannes-eyelet-beret.html but I altered it, starting with 88 stitches and doing more decrease rows.

Black.cat
January 19th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Finally got time to upload my photo of my hat! I hope this works, I've never done this before.

http://i711.photobucket.com/albums/ww111/wandlimb/IMGP3235-1.jpg

The pattern is from http://whitegirlknits.blogspot.com/2011/01/leeannes-eyelet-beret.html but I altered it, starting with 88 stitches and doing more decrease rows.

That's what I'm talking about! I really like that, right down to the colour. I like me a good purple.


^
For the left one I took the instructions somewhere over there:
http://www.garnstudio.com/
there are millions of instructions and I didnīt find the exact instruction I used any more, sorry.

For the other ones I had no instructions but the striped ones were made like this:
I started with about 100 loops, the first 5 cm or so are knitted as:
knit 2, purl 2, (repeat)
- After about 5 cm I added about 10-20 loops (donīt remember...), and then all layers to come are just knitted normally. And when I felt the hat was big enough, I started narrowing about every 10th loop : knit 2 together
- When there were about 10-20 loops left, I just pulled the yarn through every remaining loop

Hope that made any sense, English is not my native language...

Tht makes perfect sense, thank you. I am finding lots of good patterns to add to my knitting list on that web site. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not hehe.

Another knitting thing. I vaguely remember seeing patterns for beanies with little holes for pigtails. Has anyone actually made one or better yet got photos? Maybe I should just go camp out at Ravelry for a while.

dfotw
January 19th, 2012, 03:57 AM
Thanks for sharing!!!
The hat looks beautiful and so does your hair! I want one of those hats, too! :)

Iīve been knitting woolly hats myself, ones that have enough space in them to stuck my hair in, but sticks donīt work with them, because they will stick out from somewhere. It is necessary to wear something warm covering the head where I live, because it is so damn cold during wintertime.

Thank you! :flower: Maybe if you lined your wolly hats the hair-sticks won't be able to poke out?


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8248&pictureid=115580
Hair and hat for going to tea. Two dutch lace braids and one rope braid all mixed together and pinned out of the way of the hat. Respect the hat!

Neko_kawaii, I adore this hat and this 'do! :D


http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_raita_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/viol_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/turk_pienenn.jpghttp://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy147/jturku/kelt_pienenn.jpg

Here are some of my self-made wintertime hats. Not too good looking, but the only function is to keep my hair from freezing :D

So cute, and I'm loving the colours too! :cool:

mwedzi
January 19th, 2012, 05:02 AM
last summer
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/mwedzi/Hair%202011/IMG_0359_2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/mwedzi/nellies1-1.jpg

Creatureling
January 19th, 2012, 10:11 AM
That is a durn attractive hat, mwedzi.

torrilin
January 19th, 2012, 11:21 AM
Last year, I found that my hand knit beret worked really well with buns. This year, I found a blog post showing 4 ways to wear a beret (http://www.retrochick.co.uk/2011/11/02/3-ways-to-wear-a-beret/) to add more style to your look. While I've got a face that's in between round and heart shaped, a beret doesn't automatically make me look rounder. My head is kind of big too... 24". Gives a girl a complex, let me tell you. A lot of commercial berets are a bit small on me.

As far as styles, vintagey ones work well. LaDollyVita33's Little Black Dress (http://www.youtube.com/profile?annotation_id=annotation_274275&user=LaDollyVita33&src_vid=9UjpkFh_NHs&feature=iv#p/c/F328B7C305D1780C/3/yNcEt-mTVKM) has some easy tricks for front interest. It works well with the 40's padded beret or the snoodish beret... and to my eternal glee, unlike a lot of styles with rolls, it works on my hair when it is wet. If you use a cloche instead, it'd work for 20s or 30s hair too. The Stardust bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=80) hiding in our articles is also good, and has a nice 20s and 30s look. You can always change the bun in back around to suit your taste... with the Black Dress one, I am more comfortable turning it into more of a vortex bun kind of thing, because my hair is fine and slippery.

Another vintagey style I like is Casey's romantic braided updo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HKWx47RD20&feature=player_embedded#!) or Torrin's Bweeta's buns (http://www.youtube.com/user/torrinpaige#p/c/F3508F6411A91FDE/40/Bq0QSgCdeKU). They would work better with a the other two beret styles. It looks like NekoKawaii's adorable style is based on the same idea.

If you wanted to go all out for a really 40's style updo, Isis wrote a fabulous clear post on how parting your hair makes all the difference (http://fortieswardrobe.blogspot.com/2011/12/1940s-updo-tutorial.html). I don't usually bother. Most of the time, my style for the day happens when my hair is still dripping wet from my shower. But just doing a twisted roll or two with a good part can still make a huge difference. And if you do go all out, it tends to look amazing.

If you want to knit a beret, I like Purl Soho's Purl Beret (http://www.purlbee.com/beret-purl/). The finer yarn makes it easier to stuff in a pocket and easier to shape into a nice styled look. If you want something more face framing, the Escargot Cloche (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwbis11/PATTescargot.php) might work. And don't fear the word "vintage". Berets have been a fashionable hat in one styling or another from at least 1900 onwards for women, and cloches nearly as long. You won't look weird, coz you're wearing a modern one that you made to suit your taste and your hair.

CrunchyMama
January 19th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Getting ready to brave our most frigid day yet of the year, and post freezing rain conditions, in my knitted headband. This would be like the one Lunnafindel was referring to. :D Those were the my sleep braids from the night before, so they're a little frizzy, and the tassels were uneven--because I was sleeping in them, so who cares? I was only going outside to drive DH to work. This also gives you an idea of my hair's pathetic taper, for those of you who always hear me lamenting thus.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9205&pictureid=124334

wandlimb
January 20th, 2012, 04:45 AM
My head is kind of big too... 24". Gives a girl a complex, let me tell you. A lot of commercial berets are a bit small on me.



You're the same size as me. When I knitted the hat I posted earlier I enlarged it partly to get my bun in, but mostly so it would actually go round my head!

torrilin
January 20th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Yeah, the Purl Beret I don't have to enlarge tho! It's really fab, because it also works well for people with smaller heads. It's also easy to adjust the amount of pouf as you knit, and the directions for how to do so are clear. (I know it says alarming things like 20" head... they're lying.) It's also a pretty friendly pattern if you want to dip your toe into pattern mods.

I haven't tried Escargot out yet, so I can't swear it is as kind to us big-headed sorts. But unlike a lot of knitted cloche patterns, it doesn't look terribly floppy.

darklyndsea
January 20th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Even Voldemort will fit under a kind-of tight fitting hat when he's up in a dutch flutterby.
without hat:
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly3qesNIyP1rnd6mio1_500.jpg
With hat:
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/6629/img0014ls.jpg
Yeah, my scarf looks stupid with the hat, but it keeps Voldemort from getting fuzzy and I don't have another scarf yet.

isbmlamloi
January 20th, 2012, 03:40 PM
In 2010's LHC gift swap, I got a knit hat that had a split in it partway up and a long tab underneath the split, such that the hat would wrap around a bun and button underneath.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5003/5259643952_220a19e4d1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5259643952/)http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5047/5259045747_0a9f5024e2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5259045747/)
As a knitter myself, I have since replicated the pattern for myself and friends, and this year I plan on going back through my old knitted hats and changing them all to this style. It is AWESOME for long hair!

Mrs. D
January 21st, 2012, 01:01 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=7509&pictureid=105601


Can't really see my hair, but I love this hat.
Shannon

WaitingSoLong
January 21st, 2012, 07:54 PM
What a great idea! Hats! I wish I looked good in hats, I will definitely get my hats out and take pictures soon!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=123325

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8350&pictureid=123326

Crochet or knit? If it is crochet, can I have the pattern? PLEASE? This is so freakin' cute!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9451&pictureid=123514


OMGosh you are one of those people who would look good in ANY hat aren't you???

beachgirlla
January 21st, 2012, 08:23 PM
Old pics of me and my favorite hat- it was my grandfathers and I found it in my parents basement when I went to college. I wore it until last year- so for 4 years through rain and snow, until it fell apart. I guess it's for the best though, because I was way too attached to it- I wore it everyday, and never took it off except to sleep... Weird huh?
I've tried to replace it with other greek fisherman's caps... but they just don't feel right...

Almost 5 years ago, when I was 18- my hair is mostly in a ponytail down my back, which went to my hip!!!:
http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff519/shamber1/n761790060_4844139_2870.jpg

2 years ago when I was 21:
http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff519/shamber1/40374_10150229178030061_761790060_14068046_7198124 _n.jpg

Love it, so cute

-j-
January 22nd, 2012, 12:15 AM
Thank you! :flower: Maybe if you lined your wolly hats the hair-sticks won't be able to poke out?

Right... why didnīt I think of that myself? Thanks for the tip!!


Thank You all for your comments!
I am so loving all of your hats and hairs :)

Darklyndsea, your hair is so beautiful. The scarf under the hat is a great idea!

kamikaze hair
January 22nd, 2012, 06:48 PM
What a great idea! Hats! I wish I looked good in hats, I will definitely get my hats out and take pictures soon!



Crochet or knit? If it is crochet, can I have the pattern? PLEASE? This is so freakin' cute!



OMGosh you are one of those people who would look good in ANY hat aren't you???


HaHa! your in luck, It IS crotchet. I'll search my patterns and see if i can find it for you. I'm pretty sure i still have it :)

cobden 28
January 24th, 2012, 08:56 AM
The only times I've ever worn a hat were:-

when I was at school and a hat was part of our school uniform.
later, when riding a motorbike and a crash helmet is compulsory.
meeting Royalty, when headgear for females was also compulsory!Meeting the Queen was the most awkward time for me to wear a hat; there's only one shop in our locality that hires hats for formal occasions and the lady that ran it told me that ladies' hats only come in the one standard size which (just my luck!) were a couple of centimetres too small to be a good fit on me. Ideally I could have done with wearing my hair in a bun and then borrowing a couple of hat pins from I don't know where, but because it was a hired hat the hire contract stipulated NO HAT PINS. So I just had to hope and pray this hired hat wouldn't fall off my head as I was introduced to HM!

If I'd have wanted a hat that was an absolute perfect fit the hat hire shop lady told me the only was was to have one specially made, which could take up to six months!

I never wear a hat now that I'm retired, but if the weather is freezing cold and I need to keep my ears warm I wear a headscarf.

Kitsu
January 26th, 2012, 11:53 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9653&pictureid=124923

joining in this hat thing :3 My hair is just in two braids and tucked inside the hat, its really warm and nice :3

more pics in my newly discovered album ^^

Beckstar
January 28th, 2012, 05:49 PM
http://images54.fotki.com/v627/photos/7/1846207/10370069/redhat2-vi.jpg

Overexposed but a hat picture!

I have waaaaaaaaaaay too many hats.

kme81
January 29th, 2012, 05:15 PM
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kme81/mycamera093-1.jpghttp://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kme81/mycamera080-1.jpg
Side bun under a crocheted hat! :)

Black.cat
January 29th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Oh, that is cute. I like the hat a lot. Did you make it yourself? I think I might have to learn t crochet properly.

kme81
January 30th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Oh, that is cute. I like the hat a lot. Did you make it yourself? I think I might have to learn t crochet properly.

I assume you are talking to me Black cat?

Yep I made it! :) You really should learn to crochet, it is super fun!:cheese:

I veered a little off the pattern with this one, it was more of a classic cloche with a flipped up brim, but I shortened the crown so that it would accommodate a low profile hair-do, it didn't turn out quite as I would have wished, but I wasn't in the mood to do another one. :)

RedStripe
January 30th, 2012, 10:24 AM
Somehow I missed looking at this thread until January is almost over!

Don't think I have any good pictures, but I am a devoted hat-head -- I wear hats every day, year 'round. In the winter the hat is usually a beret. I have a collection of them in many colors: gray, chocolate brown, pea green, even candy pink.

Usually I put my hair in some kind of low bun, and the edge of the beret can just rest over the top of the bun.

SwordWomanRiona
January 30th, 2012, 03:10 PM
I never wear hats...so I can't contribute! Would a helmet do? :D

But I've enjoyed looking at all your pics :)

Jennoz
January 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM
I almost never ever wear a hat, despite being from the land of the ice and snow. I got a pair of earmuffs that ride against the back of my neck as a gift from my BIL a few years back, and I found that those, coupled with a roomy hood, give all the protection of a hat, and also make it possible to wear most styles without messing them up.

Fluffy Squirrel
January 31st, 2012, 08:54 PM
My favorite hairstyles for wearing a hat are French or Dutch braid pigtails.
If I want my hair up, I stuff the bun under my hat, sticking the hairstick through the hat if required.

Last New Year's Eve I went to a hat-themed-party and also wore two Dutch pigtail braids :eek:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7189&pictureid=125385

annamoonfairy
February 11th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Great tips thanks :magic:

Tressie
February 17th, 2012, 07:08 PM
I think all of the hats on here are wonderful! I have a lot of hats, but frankly I don't wear any of them since my hair has gotten so long except my big red knitted stocking hat, and a green knitted hat with a high crown and a floppy brim. Not both at the same time, of course! These fit over my updo! Oh, I did wear a cowboy hat with a single braid once or twice. (o: I wish I had some photos to share!

Finoriel
March 25th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Better late than never :D I finally managed to upload a picture of my favorite hat this winter.
Giant crocheted slouch beanie which fits over pretty much any bun as long as it's not too high or too low. This time it's hiding an inside-out bun.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=129511 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=129511)

Love all the awesome ideas how to combine hair&hats :inlove: very inspiring to try some new things.