Want to know what hat size your need? Just use the following instructions in order to correctly determine your perfect hat size.
Step 1 – Find Your Measuring Device
Round-up a fabric or cloth measuring tape . This is a flexible, marked taped that you can wrap around your head to see your size either in inches or centimeters. If you do not have a tape measure, you can use a piece of yarn, or even a string.
Step 2 – Uncovering Your Head Circumference
Wrap the measuring device around your head at approximately 1/2 inch (or 1 centimeter) above your ears. Ideally, this will be the same line around your head that you will position your hat . If you are using a regular measuring tape , note the length directly on the tape (such as 22 1/2 inches). If you are using a ribbon or string, simply mark the position and then measure the string or ribbon with a fixed tape, ruler, or yardstick.
Step 3 – And Change Head Circumference to Diameter – Your Hat Size!
Now that you have found out the circumference of your head, all you have left is to translate it into your custom hat size .
The easiest way is to now look up Hat Sizes on the chart, which can also help if you are measuring for fitted hats, or when measuring with centimeters . An alternate way (besides using the chart) is to divide your Head Circumference in inches (found in step #2 above) by Pi (you know, 3.14).
Normally, hat sizes are from 6 ¾ to 7 5/8 for Adults, and 6 ¼ to 6 ¾ for children. Many hats labeled as One Size Fits Most will fit this range of sizes . Those with bigger heads can have a hat size of 8 or even larger . Larger size hats are made for these larger head sizes as well, but are much harder to find.