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How To Measure Hat Size

Learn How to Measure Your Head and Determine Your Hat Size

So you have found the perfect hat, but will it fit like a glove or slip off with the wind? Fashionable Hats wants to make sure that your hats always look sophisticated and well-fitted to your head shape.

This guide helps you determine the right hat size so that you always look stylish. Our custom measuring tool allows you to find the right circumference and size with ease.

Option 1:

Custom Hat Sizing Tool

Fashionable Hats Head Measuring Device

Fashionable Hats offers a head measuring device and hat sizing tool that helps you find the exact size for your hat. While hat sizes vary by designer, brand, and gender, this tool allows you to always know what size you are. The Fashionable Hats head measuring device uses a custom tape measure to easily find the circumference. The tool costs $5, but we include a $5 gift card so that you can instantly use it towards a high-quality hat on our site.

Option 2:

How to Measure Your Head and Hat Size Using String and Measuring Tape

This is the traditional way that you can use at home to find your hat size, but it's much easier to use the head measuring device because it already has the inches printed on the tape measure.

What You'll Need Without Tool

  • String or ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Hat sizing chart
  • Pen or marker

Step 1: Use a Piece of String to Measure Your Head

Measuring Head With String

With the piece of string in your hands, wrap it around the back of your head just slightly above your ears or about 1/8 of an inch higher than your ear tip.

Pull the string around to meet at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. If you like your hat to sit a bit higher, you can pull the string around your head exactly match how your hat rests on your head.

It's important that you don't pull the string too tight. Rather, the string should fit comfortably around your forehead so that it isn't too tight or loose. This should feel exactly the way you want your hat to feel as it rests on your head.

You can mark the distance where the string meets with a pen or marker.


Step 2: Measure the String with a Ruler

Measuring Head With String

Once you have marked the point of circumference on the string, you can lay it flat and place a ruler underneath to find the circumference in inches. You will likely have to measure the size to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.


Step 3: Match the Circumference to the Hat Sizing Chart

Once you have used the string or head measuring device to find your circumference, you'll have the exact measurements needed to use with the hat sizing chart. For example, if you found that your head measures 22 inches overall, then you would pick a hat size of medium or fitted size of 7 to 7 1/8" circumference.

You can use our convenient hat size chart below to see what your hat size will be. These sizes range from S or 21 1/4" to XXL or 25" in circumference.


Things to Keep in Mind

Hat sizing is really based on your comfort level as well. If you prefer that a hat fits snugly for certain designs or you want a cap that fits slightly loose, you should account for that in your sizing. Your comfort matters most of all when picking the true hat size.

In addition, there are other factors to consider, such as your hairstyle. A hat that is too tight can make your hair stick out in odd ways. Materials and brands can also fit differently. For example, leather and corduroy may not fit the same hat size.

We take immense pride in our craftsmanship and customer service. For this reason, Fashionable Hats has a "No Hassle" return policy. If you find that your hat doesn't meet your expectations, we will gladly provide a refund within 30 days of purchase. While we make every effort to ensure that your hat fits comfortably, we recognize that you may want to try something different or it could be the wrong fit due to material.

Women's Hat Sizes

Most women's hat sizes are one size only, but that's not the case with Fashionable Hats. Female head sizes range from 21 inches to 23 inches in circumference. Actual sizes also range depending on the designer. For example, some hats are made for youth sizes, and others come with adjustable bands to keep the hat in place. Whether you are looking for a wide brim hat, fedora, or baseball cap, you can measure your custom head size with Fashionable Hats that you can use to shop for all types of hats in the future.

Men's Hat Sizes

When you shop for hats for men, you will typically find them listed as one size only. Sunday hats, fedoras, caps, and others fall between 21 and 24 inches for men. It can be difficult to find the right hat for a larger head size, which is why custom sizing matters. Carefully measuring your head is much better than using a hat sizing chart, however you can use both methods to determine your size.

Enhance Your Style with the Perfect Fitting Hat

As sophisticated as your tastes are, Fashionable Hats strives to meet and go above your expectations with the quality of our products. With the head measuring device and perfectly sized products, you'll always feel stylish and ready for any occasion.

Shop our wide selection of contemporary hats for men and fashionable hats for women. If you'd like to shop by style, there are plenty of categories to choose from:

Have you found a post on our Instagram @fashionablehats? You can also shop by look.

Hat Size Chart

Use this hat size chart to find your perfect fit. It includes conversions to numeric or specific fitted hat sizes and general hat sizes. Keep in mind, different hat manufacturers may size their hats differently.

Head Circumference
Adult Hat Size
Inches
Centimeters
Fitted
Easy Fit
Sized Stretch Fit
Stretch Fit/Adjustable
21 1/4546 3/4 Small (S) Small/Medium (S/M)  
21 5/8556 7/8  
2255.97Medium (M)
One Size Fits Most
22 3/856.87-1/8Medium/Large (M/L)
22 3/457.87-1/4Large (L)
23 1/858.77 3/8
23 1/259.77 1/2XLLarge/XL (L/XL)
23 7/860.67 5/8 
24 1/461.67 3/4XXL
24 5/862.57 7/8 
2563.58