HOW TO FIND YOUR SIZE
How to measure for hat size:
- Using a soft “dressmakers” measuring tape, measure the circumference of the head just above the ears as shown in the diagram. Wrap the tape gently around the head, do not pull the tape too tight or your hat may fit tightly.
- This may not be as accurate but if you do not have a soft, flexible measuring tape you can use a string (make sure it does not stretch) around the head, marking it where it meets. Then lay the string flat, measure it against a ruler.
With either method we suggest measuring a few times to be sure it is correct.
The conversion chart shows both inches and centimeters, however we have found centimeters to be most accurate.
How a hat should fit:
A hat should fit snug, not tight. Often there is a fine line between the two. A hat should be snug enough that you can bend over to pick something up without it falling off your head, but not so tight that it pinches or squeezes. Comfort is key.
The hatters “Rule of Thumb” - A hat should not sit more then a thumbs width, meaning the widest part of your thumb, above the ears. There are exceptions, particularly those who’s head has a taller crown, as long as the hat fits comfortably and looks proportionate you should be ok.
Your hat should also not push down on your ears. Touching or grazing your ears is fine, as long as it feels comfortable.
If your fall between sizes it is best to go up. A hat sizing piece can be tucked under the sweatband to cushion a hat and give it a tailored fit.