How to Choose Your Hat Size

The easiest way to choose the correct size hat for yourself is to take a cloth measuring tape (such as one used while sewing-but any measuring tape will do) and place it around the widest part of your head where you would like the hat to rest.

Join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch. Then compare the number of inches to the chart below and choose from size Small to 3X, or from size 6 3/4-8 1/8. If your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's usually advisable to choose the next largest size.You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweat band which will accommodate a wide range of sizes.

Other hats come "S/M" or "L/XL". When trying to decide between these two, it is advisable to take the larger size. If you find this process too difficult, or would just rather talk to someone, call us at and we'll be pleased to help you.



  S S M M L L XL XL XXL XXL  
U. S. 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 3/4 7 7/8 8
Centimeters 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64
Head Size (inches) 21 ΒΌ 21 5/8 22 22 1/2 22 3/4 23 1/4 23 5/8 24 24 1/2 24 3/4 25 1/4

Mission Possible: The Perfectly Sized Hat for Your Head

Why Measure Your Head?

Did you know that your head size frequently changes? Something as simple as getting a hair cut or losing just a couple of pounds can change the size of your head, which of course means that your hat size changes.

For this reason, measuring your head, each and every time you order a hat, is vital.

Our hats fit head measurements from 20 3/4 inches to 25 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 3/4 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, you can see that we cover every head, from small to medium to extra-large.

Measuring Tips - Before You Start

To get an accurate measurement, use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one. If you don't have a cloth measuring tape, you can use a ribbon or string (as long as it is non-stretch).

Measure your head repeatedly until you get the same measurement a few times in a row.

When measuring, choose a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.

Take Time To Measure

Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.

Usually a hat is worn slightly above the center of the forehead and the ears. At the back of the head, a hat tends to rest about halfway up -- on the bump (which I first thought was a personal deformity, but now understand to be something we all have), called the occipital bone.

There is no right or wrong to this. Fit is subjective: some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled while porkpies or bowlers sit level.

Eyeball it: use a mirror to ensure the measuring tape is level around the circumference of your head (unless you want to wear the hat at a slight angle).

When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch.

Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below and choose from size Small to 3X, or from Size 6 5/8 to Size 8.

Hat Sizing Conundrums

Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's usually advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".

You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.

If you've got any questions, please feel free to call us at and we'd be more than happy to help.