why do we need to use hat pins to stick in hats ?
- Linda SLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
We don t need them and haven t needed them since some whippersnapper introduced those infernal horseless carriages at the 1896 world s fair. The peak for hat pins as a fashion item was i the late 1800 s. Once the war to end all wars was over and the 1920 s roared in hat pins were seldom used for anything other than decoration -although there was a revival of functional hat pins in the late 40 s early 50 s. Hat pins need lots of piled high hair to pin into and most women no longer have huge "Gibson Girl" updo s or 1940 s rolls. At this point in time hatpins are merely for decoration and serve no function. Since the 1950 s hats have petersham bands on the inside and to keep a hat steady. On a windy day you use small clip, combs or bobby pins to invisibly secure the band inside your hat to your hair.
- bluebellbkkLv 75 months ago
You can't use hat pins unless your hair is 'up' in big enough chunks to stick a pin through.
- myfavouritelucyLv 75 months ago
They catch onto your hair and stop your hat blowing off. So if you put the pin in, under a big chunk of hair, then out again, it works. When I was a kid, I thought women drove the pin right through their scalp.
- kelvinLv 75 months ago
so they stay on your head
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- Jake No ChatLv 75 months ago
To help hold the hat in the proper position on the head.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 75 months ago
They were to pin a small hat or a bar worn at an angle in place. Watch an old black and white.movie. all ladies wore all kinds of hats. Some would not stay in place on their own.
- 5 months ago
i guess they dont fit...................
- kristyLv 65 months ago
Well you don’t want to use clothes pins
- 5 months ago
To keep your brain from falling
- audreyLv 75 months ago
Nobody wears hats anymore.
- Sur La MerLv 75 months ago
To keep them from blowing away!
But it won't work, unless your hair is in an up-do position, to support the pins.