Determining Your Hat Size

Hat size is based on the circumference of the head. In order to determine your proper hat size, you must take a measurement of your head.
Using a tape measure, measure your head about one-half inch above your eyebrows where your hat will rest. Be certain that the tape measure is straight, not twisted. Alternatively, you can use piece of string to measure your head, and then measure the length of the string with a ruler. 

A Few Tips for Choosing a Hat Size

Size Up

If the measurement is in between sizes on the hat size chart, choose the next larger size. Hats can shrink with time from sweat, humidity, and washing, especially certain hat styles such as cotton baseball caps. Conversely, leather hats, straw hats, and felt hats can stretch a bit after use, but you should still go bigger if in between sizes. After all, a slightly roomier hat is much more comfortable and easier to pad than a hat that's too tight and gives you a headache.

Hat Sizing Is Not an Exact Science

Even though the hat sizes provided are standard across the USA, there are various factors that can affect the fit such as the hat maker, the material of the hat, and even how much hair you have.

We Fit All Sizes

We carry sizes from Small to size XXL in many of our hats. If you have a size request that you don't see, feel free to reach out to us. 

Hat Sizing Chart for Adults

Use the chart below to determine your hat size based on the measurement you take.

Head Circumference Adult Hat Size
Inches Centimeters Fitted Easy Fit Sized Stretch Fit Stretch Fit / Adjustable
21 1/4 54 6 3/4 Small (s) Small / Medium (S/M)
21 5/8 55 6 7/8
22 55.9 7 Medium (M) One Size Fits Most
22 3/8 56.8 7 1/8 Medium / Large (M/L)
22 3/4 57.8 7 1/4 Large (L)
23 1/8 58.7 7 3/8
23 1/2 59.7 7 1/2 XL Large / XL (L/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

Hat Care Tips

Best Care for your Hat:
  1. Always handle your hat by the brim. Avoid handling the crown as much as possible. This is particularly true for straw hats. Many people's natural instinct is to grab the hat by the front pinch of the crown however this can cause a lot of damage to hats. Grabbing a hat by the pinch will cause the straw to crack on a panama hat and will eventually wear down the felt on a felt hat until there's a hole in it.
  2. Never rest your hat on its brim while the brim is turned down. Turn it upside down and rest it on the crown. Resting a hat on a down-turned brim will flatten-out the brim. If the brim is snapped up you can rest the hat carefully on the brim.
  3. We recommend regularly dusting your hat with a soft bristled hat brush to keep it clean. This brush is good for removing anything on the surface of the hat, such as dirt, dust, or lint.
  4. Heat will shrink the interior sweatband - avoid exposure to stoves, radiators, lamps and car windows.
  5. Store your hat in a cool dry place to help it to retain its shape and stay clean. Out-of-season, store your hat in a hat box.
If your Hat Gets Wet:
  1. Try to prevent your straw hat from getting wet! Water will cause the straw to swell, discolor, and lose its shape.
  2. If your felt hat gets wet, first return the hat to its original shape, then turn down the interior leather sweatband and rest the hat on the sweatband to dry. Do not rest the hat on it's brim while wet if the brim is turned down. If the brim has been snapped back up you may carefully rest the hat on the brim to dry. Do not expose a wet hat to heat as this will cause the interior leather sweatband to shrink as well as causing irregular patterns in the felt once dry.