How to find your hat size.

How to find your hat size.

This may or may not be one of our most asked questions: 

“How do we measure our head to find the right hat?” 

Lucky for you! We have the answers. Here at San Diego Hat Company, we believe this is the best way to properly measure your head to get the best fitting hat from us. Most of our hats, specially women’s hat, are one size fits all, but that does not mean that they all fit the same.

We offer a wide variety of adjustable hats, like our popular Ribbon Braid - RBL299 - that can be made smaller with the self-adjustable tie (cannot be made larger). We also have hats like our most popular El Campo - UBL420- that come in actual sizes i.e. Small, Medium and Large. 

Our blog post will walk you through the general sizing guidelines and measurement suggestions, to help you understand our sizing better. After this, you won’t have to second guess any of your new favorite hats! 

 

Things you will need:

  1. Your head of course!
  2. Measuring tape – preferably a soft tape
  3. Our size chart (can be found here)

Let's Begin!

Take your soft measuring tape and wrap it around your head. You'll want it tight enough to feel secure but not too tight. Start from the back of your head and position your tape around your head, just above your ears and across your eyebrows. When the end of the measuring tape falls on the number of your measurement, which is the circumference (circ.) of your head, use the chart below to determine the size that will work for you.

Unisex

Written Size Circ (Inches) Circ. (Centimeters) Hat Size (Standard)

Small

22 1/2 In.

57 CM

7 1/8

Medium

23 1/4 In.

59 CM

7 3/8

Large

23 1/2 In.

60 CM

7 1/2

Womens

Written Size Circ.(Inches) Circ. (Centimeters) Hat Size (Standard)

One Size (O/S)

22 1/2 In.

57 CM

7 1/8

Mens

Written Size Circ. (Inches) Circ.(Centimeters) Hat Size (Standard)

One Size (O/S)

23 1/4 In.

59 CM

7 3/8

Small/Medium

22 1/2 In.

57 CM

7 1/8

Large/ X-Large

23 1/4 In.

59 CM

7 3/8

Kids

Age Written Size Circ. (Inches) Circ. (Centimeters) Hat Size (Standard)

0 - 12 Months

X-Small

19 1/4 In.

49 CM

6 1/8

1 - 2 Years

Small

20 In.

51 CM

6 1/4

2 - 4 Years

Medium

20 1/2 In.

52 CM

6 3/8

5 -7 Years

Large

21 1/4 In.

54 CM

6 3/4

8 - 12 Years

X-Large

21 2/3 In.

55 CM

6 7/8


 

Sizing Tape

If you've already ordered your hat and it doesn't fit, you can also get our sizing tape to help you achieve that perfect fit. We recommend getting this tape when you find your hat to be a little too big for you. We provide enough tape to size a few hats. We suggest cutting the foam into smaller stripes and applying them to the sweat band of your hat.

  • Adhesive foam is gentle and lightweight
  • Custom made for our hats for men and women
  • Enough to size 5 to 6 hats

Usage: Cut 2 to 3 strips and line the inside of your hats sweatband. Works for all types of hats.

If you're seeing this post after your purchase and notice you may have bought the wrong size, please refer to our returns and shipping page. We do not do exchanges. You may return for refund or store credit and place a new order for the item, size, and color of your choice. Please note that shipping charges are non-refundable. If you have any more questions please call us at 888-868-0588 or email us at info@sandiegohat.com 

 

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Thank you,

San Diego Hat Company


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