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Riding hat sizing....

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AllGoodDogs · 23/08/2018 13:18

If a 58 is too big (wobbles when I shake / nod my head) but a 57 is too small (leaves a red mark across my forehead and would possibly give me a headache after having it on a while) what would you do?!!

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AllGoodDogs · 23/08/2018 13:19

I have tried the 57 without the padding BTW, but it is then loose, and scratchy around the edges.

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FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast · 23/08/2018 13:20

get a 58 and line it with a couple of layers of fabric or newspaper within the lining...?

crumpet · 23/08/2018 13:21

Try a different make - there are definitely some makes that don’t suit dd

Twistella · 23/08/2018 13:21

Try a different brand.

Twistella · 23/08/2018 13:21

Dd can only wear Charles Owen

randomsabreuse · 23/08/2018 13:22

Try a different brand of hat in 57. Champion and Charles Owen are different shapes iirc. You might have a more local shaped head.

randomsabreuse · 23/08/2018 13:22

oval bloody autocorrect

crumpet · 23/08/2018 13:23

No size of HS1has been suitable for dd, but Champion is fine

iveburntthetoast · 23/08/2018 16:35

Try a different type/brand. I had to work my way through virtually everything in the shop until I found one that fitted properly. In my case, I can only wear skull caps--the other types don't fit right and cause the sides of my glasses to dig in.

smerlin · 23/08/2018 22:11

Definitely the brand

DiseasesOfTheSheep · 25/08/2018 14:42

Charles Owen now do round and oval shapes in their hats. Champion are more round than the traditional CO oval. You'll find variation. If you're between sizes, you can get liners for hats which may allow a larger size to fit correctly - but I would only advise that as a last resort.

AllGoodDogs · 25/08/2018 20:38

Thanks all 👍👍

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