Headband "Best Fit" Information:
3" Crochet Headbands:
3" headbands best fit to 18 months but do stretch to fit much older babies
1.5" Crochet Headbands:
1.5" headbands stretch to fit newborn all the way to teens & adults
Are available in two sizes for a best fit for all age categories. Different colors will have different stretch capabilities due to the manufacturing process. We typically select the larger band after age 12-18 months.
Shimmer Elastic Headbands:
Are thinner and cut to fit for each age category making it is a good choice for all ages. Shimmer elastic can also be customized and cut to fit any measurement that you send to us. We base our size recommendations on the national average of baby head size.
Skinny Elastic Headbands:
Are very thin - we typically carry 1/4" skinny elastic in a variety of colors, but we do also have 1/8" very skinny elastic in a few select colors.
Switching Out Headband Styles and Colors:
We also have the capability of easily switching out headband style types and colors to coordinate with your special request. There is no charge for this service. Simply leave us a message in the comments box that pops up when you are checking out on our system. Please be specific as to the name of the headband you are requesting (cotton, 1.5 inch crochet, etc.) and the color you would like. If we have any questions regarding your request, or, are unable to do it because we do not carry the material that you are requesting, we will promptly contact you to let you know.
Most of our cotton baby headband material is a cotton/poly or cotton/lycra mix. For some colors, the outside fabric will have a ribbing, but most colored cotton headbands will have a smooth surface. If you are concerned, please ask us. We are always searching for the perfect fabric shades to produce good matches to our ribbons and flowers. It is a very tedious task and we do our very best to come as close as we can to matching the bow or flower product on the headband. All of our headbands are made to stretch well, although some fabrics have more stretch than others. They have a very light feel on the baby's head.
Removeable or Permanently Affixed?
Most of the headband, bow, and flower products we make are permanently attached to the headband you select. We find that the top bow or flower product lay better and looks better on the final product. We realize that some of our clientele would prefer a removable option for flexibility. We are always happy to accomodate your request to make a flower or bow removable from the band. Simply leave us a message in the comments box that appears at checkout. This request will take more of our time to produce, so please allow a day or two additional processing. If this service is requested, your bow or flower will be placed on a pinch clip, and a loop will be secured to the headband material so that the clip can easily slide in and out of the band.
Hair Bow Sizing and Widths:
Small (Baby & Toddler Size): Small Bows measure 3-3.5 inches across. Best for infants to toddlers, or for those of you who prefer a more petite hair bow. A great size for little piggy tails!
Medium (Toddler & Girls): Medium bows measure 4-4.5 inches. A good size for toddlers 1 on up. Great for medium sized piggy tails or a single pony. This is our most popular size.
Large (Older Toddlers & Girls): Large Bows Measures 5-5.5 inches. Best for mom's who prefer a large size bow. Cute on little girls from 3 on up, although we've seen this size on infants and they look extremely cute. Not all bows will look as good in a large size (ruffle being one of them). Please ask us if you are unsure.
More Sizing Information and Sizing Fluctuations:
Whichever bow size you order (small, medium or large), can vary up to one half inch. This is because each of our products are hand made by a different artisian. If you are ordering bows for piggy tails, we suggest you order both together to ensure that they are as close to a match in size and styling as possible.
Your are welcome to leave us a message in the comments box you will see at checkout if you would like us to try to make a hair bow width smaller or larger. Not all bows can be made in a smaller size, and some bows do not look as good when they are large (like ruffle bows).
Most of our headbands will stretch to fit from newborn to adult nicely because we ask for age and sizing information in the drop down box. If you are concerned that a band may be too big or too small, simply leave us a head measurement in the comments box at checkout and we will make sure that the band fits, or will let you know that we do not have a color selection and will make a suggestion. Please leave us baby's age or measurement if there is not a drop down box tied to the product.
All infant and newborn headbands are custom sized to fit the brand new baby to the teen using the information you provide to us. We are able to size our shimmer elastic headbands based on the national average head size for babies. For newborns age 0-3 months we size approximately 12 inches. For 0-6 months, we size at 13". For ages 6-12 months, the elastic will be cut and measured to approximately 14 inches. For 12-18 months, we will cut at 15 inches. For 18-24 months we cut at 16 inches. For 2-5, we cut at 17 inches and will cut at 18 inches for teens and adults. If you request shimmer elastic for older girls, we can cut that as well to fit their exact head measurement. If you are unsure about the fit, simply leave us a comment in the box at checkout and we will gladly customize the size of elastic to your baby's head at no additional cost. Please measure exactly where a headband would sit if you would like to send us a custom headband measurement.
Semi-Custom Baby Headbands:
Do you need a special headband to match the perfect outfit? We are happy to semi-customize at no extra charge. This means that we will switch out the currently shown ribbon colors with those that you request! This is an economical and quick way to get a super styled hair bow design that you choose to match a favorite outfit. Please leave us a comment in the box at checkout with your color requests for the change out. You may also e-mail us a photo of your outfit, however computer monitors do vary and color fluctuations are very possible.
One other way to quickly match an outfit is to select any of our products in the "Made To Match" category.
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