My hat shows over my avatar so that I can't see my head on Stack Overflow and all other accounts. How can I see my head on my favorite avatar?
As the Winter Bash blog post says:
Hat position is adjustable on your face: You remember how crushed you were after finally earning a mustache “hat,” only to discover that on your avatar, it was basically an extremely dapper unibrow? NEVER AGAIN.
You can finally reposition hats in the box until Don Draper’s suit fits as well it fits him. (I know, I know… “it’s not a suit; it’s a carousel.” Give it a rest, Don. Not everything is a carousel.)
- Go into your profile
- Click on your avatar icon
- Drag your hat around to make it fit as well as you can
You won't, unfortunately, be able to make every avatar work wit certain hats. What you can try is making a 128x128 crop of your avatar (exactly 128x128) with a better positioned head. At 128x128, what you see is what you get.
You've got this:
But you really want something like this:
Then you can play around with re-sizing the original a bit in order to get more in. It's pretty simple, just create a 128x128 image and don't preserve aspect ratio when you paste your original into it - you'll have to move it around to get it to fit in the new thumb the way you want (I used Paint.Net).
You can also re-size the original to shrink it down some prior, to fit more into the new thumb, but you probably want to maintain the aspect ratio of it during that process.
Unfortunately, at least this year, you'll have to manually tweak around certain hats that you really like, but just don't fit your avatar quite correctly. Next year? Who knows what that nimble balpha guy will come up with for more advanced mad-hattering.