Finding the perfect hat is about more than style and function. It's also about fit. When they fit right, hats can complement an outfit and enhance your face. When hats don't fit right, they may end up hidden in a box in the back of your closet.
The most stylish hat in the world won't be much use if it's always sliding down over your eyes or tucked out of sight.
If you're eyeing the perfect headwear, it's important to figure out what size you need before you commit to the purchase. Even hats labeled as "one size fits most" aren't always for everyone. The first step to finding the right fit for you is to measure your head accurately and consult the sizing chart above.
You'll want to first grab a measuring tape or a 25-inch string and ruler.
Once you've gathered your supplies, follow these three quick and easy steps:
Measure your head: Using your measuring tape or piece of string, evenly wrap it all the way around your head until it overlaps. Be sure to keep it about 1 inch above your ears for the most accurate measurement.
Find your size: Once you've obtained your head circumference measurement, take your measuring tape or string and measure the length on your ruler.
Use the hat size chart: To find your hat size, take your ruler measurement and find the corresponding size on the chart. Usually, these charts will list the measurements in centimeters and inches. The average adult hat size is between 53 and 58 centimeters.
If your measurement falls between two different sizes, we recommend sizing up to the nearest 1/8-inch. You can then use the hat's sizing tape to size your hat down if necessary.