The Basics of Hat Sizing

September 11 2015
Hats come in many different styles, shapes, and sizes. Believe it or not, so do heads. That is why it is such a challenge to find a hat that fits your head perfectly. Learn more about how to measure your head and choose the right size of hat—no matter what style of hat you are buying!

Measuring your Head

No matter what type of hat you buy, you will want to measure your head before choosing the size. However, it is important that you measure your head correctly to get the right fit. Use a soft tape measure or if you do not have this, use a string and then measure it with a ruler. Hold the tape measure or string around an eighth of an inch above the tops of your ears—across your forehead. Measure snugly, but do not squeeze.

Adult Caps

Caps can come in "fitted” sizes as well as stretchy sizes that are easier to fit. No matter how the fit works, the first thing you will do is measure your head. Then, based on the results of the measurement, you’ll choose the right hat. Here is a basic guide that may help you choose the right size:

Size in inches

Centimeters

Hat Size

Stretch Fit

21 1/4

53.9

6 3/4

S

21 5/8

54.9

6 7/8

22

55.9

7

M

22 3/8

56.8

7-1/8

22 3/4

57.8

7-1/4

L

23 1/8

58.7

7 3/8

23 1/2

59.7

7 1/2

XL

23 7/8

60.6

7 5/8

24 1/4

61.6

7 3/4

XXL

24 5/8

62.5

7 7/8

25

63.5

8

Other Styles of Hats

Many other hat styles besides ball caps come in sizes as well. Whether you are choosing a sharp new fedora or a cowboy hat to wear at work, you need to make sure you pick the right size. Check the sizing chart for the exact brand of hat you are purchasing if it is available. If not, here is a simple chart that will help.

Simple Size

Standard Size

Inches

Centimeter

Small

6 3/4 - 6 7/8

21 1/8 – 21 1/2

54 – 55

Medium

7 – 7 1/8

21 7/8 – 22 1/2

56 – 57

Large

7 1/4 – 7 3/8

22 5/8 – 23

58 – 59

Extra Large

7 1/2 – 7 5/8

23 1/2 – 23 7/8

60 – 61

XXL

7 3/4 – 7 7/8

24 – 24 5/8

62 - 63


As you can see, there is a lot to consider when purchasing the perfect hat. That is why buying from a hat professional is so important. Check out the styles at Az-Tex Hat Company. If you ever have questions about how to choose the right hat or the right size, do not hesitate to reach out to our team. Call us or contact us online at any time. We would love to help you find the perfect hat that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.



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