How to Measure Your Head and Hat Size Using String and Measuring Tape
This is the traditional way that you can use at home to find your correct hat size
String or ribbon
Hat sizing chart
Pen or marker
Step 1: Use a Piece of String or Tailor Sewing Measuring Tape to Measure Your Head
With the piece of string or tape in your hands, wrap it around the back of your head just slightly above your ears or about 1/8 of an inch higher than your ear tip. Pull the string around to meet at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. If you like your hat to sit a bit higher, you can pull the string around your head exactly match how your hat rests on your head. It’s important that you don’t pull the string too tight. Rather, the string should fit comfortably around your forehead so that it isn’t too tight or loose. This should feel exactly the way you want your hat to feel as it rests on your head. You can mark the distance where the string meets with a pen or marker.
Important Note: For hat comfort fit please don’t wrap around your head too tight, the string or tape should be comfortable around the head when measure.
Step 2: Measure the String with a Ruler
Once you have marked the point of circumference on the string, you can lay it flat and place a ruler underneath to find the circumference in inches. You will likely have to measure the size to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.
Step 3: Match the Circumference to the Hat Sizing Chart
Once you have used the string or head measuring device to find your circumference, you’ll have the exact measurements needed to use with the hat sizing chart. For example, if you found that your head measures 22 inches overall, then you would pick a hat size of medium or fitted size of 7 to 7 1/8″ circumference. Hat size slightly bigger is better than smaller.
You can use our convenient hat size chart below to see what your hat size will be. These sizes range from S or 21 1/4″ to XXL or 25″ in circumference.