Just like a thick head of hair, a newsboy cap poufs out around your face. For all anyone knows, it's hiding luxuriant tresses. However, many such hats aren't worthy of the name; they're not full enough, or they're too full on top and not enough on the sides. The hats below are trying for perfection.
These few-of-a-kind hats are the result of experimentation to determine the perfect shapes and materials for a bouffant newsboy cap. Each is slightly different; select to see more views and get detailed information. (The dark photography will be fixed soon).
Fun facts: an 8-section newsboy hat has 22 parts: 8 fabric panels (rays), 8 lining panels, inner band, outer band, visor insert, visor top-cover, visor bottom-cover, and elastic. The hat's poufiness, and whether the pouf is more vertical or horizontal, and whether the outer circumference is rounded or pointy, are determined by the fabric and lining ray-shapes, and the fabric and lining materials.
Each of these hats has a shapely visor, which is not only a sun-shield but also frames your face. A good visor should be proportional (not extending too far to the sides or out-in-front) and flatteringly arc-ed. If you've tried on any unisex ballcaps, you've probably noticed that their bills are too large for a woman's face and many are flat as a pancake. A nicely curved visor is crucial to the look of a good hat.
As well as being attractive, a hat should be comfortable. These have an inner band to gently hug your head, with hidden elastic in back for a good fit. All the newsboy hats except Rachel and Cathleen are made of cotton corduroy, which is especially effective for 8-section hats since its striped texture emphasizes the fan-out of the rays.
You might also like to see the original "hafahats", which are unusual small hats that are perfect for covering the crown of the head, where many women experience thinning. See the hafahats.
The headsize of the mannequin above is only 21 inches, whereas the average woman's is 22. These hats are made for that average 22, and therefore look somewhat big on the mannequin.
Before ordering, make sure the hat would fit you. Wrap a tape-measure around your head just above the eyebrows, to determine the circumference. If it's between 21 1/2" and 22 inches, then the hat will fit you.
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