How Do I Determine My Hat Size?

December 13, 2021

How Do I Determine My Hat Size?

You’ve selected the perfect outfit, now it’s time to top it off with a fashionable hat! Like your clothing and shoes, you want your hat to fit perfectly for both comfort and style. But how do you figure out what size hat to get when you can’t try them on?


Like a scarf, a hat is a fashionable way to accessorize any outfit for any occasion. Hats are a popular accessory choice for style and in the winter, for warmth. When selecting a hat you want to make sure it fits your head perfectly so it looks the way it is intended to. When you can’t try on a hat in a store you can easily measure your head at home to ensure you get the perfect fit.

 


How Hat Sizing Works

Hat sizing doesn’t work like clothing size. Hat sizes depend on the circumference of your head and are generally universal across brands with a little bit of variation when it comes to style and materials. For example if you know you are a men's hat size small you would choose size 6 ⅞, a hat with a 21.5 inch circumference.


While small, medium and large may be generalizations, you can rely on the numerical measurement in a hat size description to find the one that best suits your head.

 

Measuring Your Head

If you don’t know your hat size you can easily measure your head right at home! All you need is a flexible measuring tape or a rigid measuring tape with string.


Start at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows and wrap the measuring tape around your head until it meets the beginning on your forehead. Hold your finger at the place the ends meet and that is the circumference of your head.


If you are using a rigid measuring tape and string simply use the string and wrap it around your head starting at the center of your forehead above your eyebrows. Hold or mark where the two ends meet and lay the string down along your measuring tape to see how long the string is. That measurement is your head circumference.

 

 

Choosing A Size

Once you figure out your head circumference, compare the number to the measurements posted with the hat sizes rounding to the nearest ⅛ an inch if necessary. Remember that there are a lot of variables including style and materials that may make a hat fit tighter or looser than expected. The point in measuring is to find one that fits well, not necessarily perfectly.




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