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Hat Size

If you want to find our your own hat size, get yourself a tape-measure and wrap it around your head where your hat would be placed. The amount of centimeters would be your hatsize. If you don't happen to have a tape-measure, use a piece of string and measure the amount of string needed to circle your head by a ruler or such.

Most people will measure in between two sizes (for instance 56,5 cm). If you're looking at a hat with an inner (sweat-)band, you'll want your future hat to be size 57, since you can make the hat smaller by fitting something under the inner band until it fits perfectly. Back in the old days, people used a rolled up newspaper page for instance. Nowadays you can get cork strips to fit under the sweatband (each strip is half a size).

If you already own a hat but the size is measured in a different manor, use the chart below to see what size you should be looking for, but be careful with this method! Manufacturers tend to differ slightly in the way they measure hat sizes (although it should be pure centimeters). Hats also widen over the years, so the best way is to remeasure a good fitting hat.

hat 6
5/8
6 3/4  6
7/8
7 7
1/8
7
1/4
7
3/8
7
1/2
7
5/8
7
3/4
inch 20
3/4
21 1/8  21
1/2
21
7/8
22
1/4
22
5/8
23 23
1/2
23
7/8
24
1/4
cm 53 54  55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
size XXS XS S M L XL XXL

 

How we measure our hats

We measure our hats using centimeters (as is common in Western Europe). Height is fairly easy of course:

Length and Width are measured like this:

The most difficult one to measure is the hatsize:

Since the shape of a hat (and your head) can define how you wear it, the hat size can be somewhat of a struggle to define. Some hats are measured as a particular sice, but you wear it diffently (for instance, from the neck to your forehead). Therefore we also use a dummy to pinpoint the right size for you when in doubt!