This uses Gnome’s CSS theming API. The API changed for Gnome 3.20.

Create and edit this style sheet. ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

headerbar.default-decoration {
  padding-top: 0px;
  padding-bottom: 0px;
  min-height: 0px;
  font-size: 0.8em;

headerbar.default-decoration button.titlebutton {
  padding: 0px;
  min-height: 0px;

Make gnome-terminal use the normal headerbar

$ gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Settings headerbar false

To see the results immediately, you can restart the gnome shell. Press Alt + F2. Type r and press enter.