Southern Girl Bloggers and Southern Girl Hats

Hi Friends,
I just returned from meeting with some of the North Carolina ladies of the Southern Girl Blog Community NC Blogger Meetup. This was a great excuse for a mini-vacation. My oldest bestie, and I escaped our busy lives in Charlotte and traveled to Raleigh. She dropped my off at The Busy Bee Cafe to meet with my NC Blogging Ladies. Getting out from behind a computer screen and meeting other writers face to face is always a great motivator for me. It was also inspiring to meet and hear the successful and vivacious  Linda Mendible speak.   Thanks to  Kathy of Up to Date Interiors and Madison of Wetherills Say I Do for making this meeting happen. In all honesty being able to enjoy a meal without someone screaming at me is a  treat, but to share it with people who share the similar goals and passions makes it an A+ day.  Oh yeah, and I forgot the to mention all the sweet swag that I took home from local makers. Thanks to Mindful Skin Therapy, SaraDoes Greeting Cards, Morgan Alexandra, Hardin StudiosLaurelingStudio, Carolina Charm Wreaths, Queen B’s Busy Work, and Essential Lines by Erin for all the sweet and handcrafted goodies.

Southern Girl Hat

Quick Fix for Sizing

Since I was feeling very Southern Lady Like, I decided that I needed a Southern Lady hat.  I am a fair-skinned freckle face and hats are a necessity. The next day after a great night with friends, food and wine we headed took our mini-vacation to Target where I found myself a big floppy hat. Just one problem…. it was too big.  Here is a simple trick to help you wear that big floppy southern hat that doesn’t quite fit.

Southern Girl Bloggers and Southern Girl Hats

 Quick Fix For a Too Big Hat

Southern Girl Bloggers and Southern Girl Hats

If you have a pea head like me like me and want to wear “one size fits all” hats, here is a quick tip.

  1. Purchase felt the same color as your hat.
  2. Fold the felt to build its thickness.
  3. With a glue gun add the folded felt to the inside of the hat.
  4. Wear the hat.

Thanks for visiting y’all, Carmody

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18 Responses to Southern Girl Bloggers and Southern Girl Hats

  1. Ricci June 2, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    I have the same problem with “one size fits all” hats!! I will definitely use your trick next time!!!

    • carmody June 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      It is an easy fix.

  2. Stacy June 2, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    It was so good to meet you on Saturday! LOL… what happens if you have a big head instead!

    • carmody June 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

      Stacy, it was great to meet you too.

  3. anallievent June 2, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Your hat is adorable! I look horrible in hats, but I will pin your hat tip for my daughter, who looks awesome in hats.

  4. Kathy June 2, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    So glad we met! I love the hat, I must have a pea head too! lol

  5. madisonwetherill June 2, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    So great to meet you, Carmody! Thanks for sharing some love to our sponsors:) Don’t forget to link up this post tomorrow! It will be a great way for us all to stay connected :)

  6. Amy Albers June 2, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Great idea – I have one I rec’d as a gift but haven’t worn it yet for this reason! I’ll have to try this out for the pool!

  7. Shirley ~Light Love Hope June 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I have a big floppy hat very similar to yours. I’ll have to try your trick to make sure it stays on! I love the meet up of bloggers! We need to do that for South Carolina!

  8. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) June 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Isn’t Kathy the sweetest!? That is awesome that you got to meet up :) Love the hat!!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

  9. Madaline Huntsinger Federico June 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    That’s so awesome you were able to attend a meet up! And your hat tip is perfect!!!

  10. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} June 3, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    That sounds soooo fun and relaxing! Brilliant fix for the hat! :D

  11. Rachel Kathyg June 3, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Love the hat fix! I have the same issue with hats–my head is always to small. Thanks for sharing your tip. found at do tell linky. Have a great week:)

    • carmody June 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      I seriously have a pea head and have lost many hats due to wind.

  12. Beckey June 4, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    That’s a great idea! Does the felt padding get too hot on those humid Southern summer days, I wonder?
    Looks as if the meet-up was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoy your recycled wine cork keyring! It was a pleasure to create them and provide them for the swag bags!
    Beckey
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenbsbusywork

    • carmody June 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      Hi Beckey!
      I have never noticed the felt making my head hot. I added it to all my hats last summer and it worked well. I love the wine cork keyring. Thanks so much for the awesome swag.

  13. Alex June 5, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    This is great! I find that I am wearing hats more and more now that I am a southern transplant! Thank you for the tip!

    Alex @ Lavender’s Blue

    • carmody June 6, 2014 at 6:14 am #

      Welcome to the sweltering hot South Dee.

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