@Jane Marie Yes! Yes I do! I made a fedora for a guy with dreds. 27 inches. HUGE! An average headsize is about 22.5!
Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or convo me through my shop. I can definitely help, both with the big and the small! (and Barney's isn't going to stock expensive hats in 'larger' sizes either. they're just too expensive)
Ok people who say they have big heads:
I'm a milliner (that means hat maker), and nearly every woman I see at shows says either 1. I have a big head. 2. I have a small head. 3. I don't look good in hats. Commercially made hats are just like commercially made jeans. They are made for the same size and shape of person. A hat that is actually made for you will make you look and feel like a movie star. The difference between a large head and a small head is half an inch!! It's nothing! and usually it has more to do with how thick your hair is than how big your cranium actually is. Find an actual milliner, spend some money. (here's me, just in case you're curious: MoeSewCoMillinery.etsy.com) You will be so grateful that you did!
That covers 1 and 2. Now for the people who say, "I don't look good in hats": it's usually because you put them on the back of your head a la Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm and make an unpleasant face in the mirror (my husband and I call it "hat face"). Pretend you're Humphrey Bogart or Lauren Bacall and pull that thing forward and over one eye. Remember what Frank Sinatra said about hats: "Angles are attitudes."
Two ideas for good colorists in Chicago.
LOVE Weronika Bobula at Salon Soca. She is amazing and such a great human.
I found Weronika while I was using Salon Apprentice. This is a great service for those of us with great style and little means. It's for high end salon apprentice programs. They already have their cosmetology license, they're basically going to grad school. I had my hair cut and colored at Vidal Sassoon, Mario Tricoci and a good dozen or so other amazing salons. I once got in on a color masterclass and got the coolest foils. If I parted my hair in the middle, I'd get this red aura. If I parted it on the side, I got a honey sort of aura. Something I could never get duplicated, but boy was it fun.