How To Measure Your Hat Size?

When it comes to selecting the perfect hat, size is crucial. Your hat size will be determined by properly measuring your head size, ensuring a flawless fit. Not only will the greatest hat look beautiful, but it will also feel wonderful. Try these easy-to-follow instructions before you buy.

What You’ll Need

Tape measure

OR a ruler and a strand of yarn

Step 1

Wrap the tape measure (or string) around the widest part of your head until the two ends meet just above your brows in the centre of your forehead. With your finger, firmly hold the tape or string mid-forehead, not too tightly or too loosely. The idea is to figure out exactly where your hat will sit for the best fit. Make a note of the measurement you took with your measuring tape and use it to get your hat size on the chart below.

Proceed to step two if you’re using a ruler and string.

Step 2

Carefully remove the string from your head, holding on to the end point to get an accurate measurement of your head size. With the ruler, measure the length of the string. To determine your size, compare the dimensions to the hat sizing table below.

A Few Tips for Choosing a Hat Size

All Hat Size

Take a Look

Choose the next larger size if the measurement falls between two sizes on the hat size chart. Sweat, humidity, and washing can cause hats to shrink over time, especially certain hat shapes like cotton baseball caps. Leather, straw, and felt hats, on the other hand, can expand a little with wear, so if you’re in between sizes, go up a size. After all, a somewhat roomier hat is more comfortable and easy to pad than one that is overly tight and causes a headache.

Hat sizing isn’t a precise science.


Despite the idea that the hat sizes offered are universal, there are a number of factors that can alter the fit, including the hat maker, the hat’s material, and even how much hair you have.

All Sizes Are Accepted

If you have a big head (we’re not talking about your ego), don’t worry. We have a wide selection of huge hats, also known as big head caps, in sizes ranging from XXL to XXXL (many of our men’s hats come in XL already).

Adults’ Hat Sizing Chart

Hat Sizing Chart for Kids

You can get your numeric size (inches and centimeters) and alpha size now that you’ve measured the size of your head (One Size or S, M, L, XL, XXL, etc.).

Let’s imagine your head is 23 inches long, or around 58 cm. The ideal hat size for you is large, and the fitted size is 7 1/4 to 7 3/8, according to the hat size chart.

Men’s and Women’s Hats: What’s the Difference?

Men’s hats are typically sized sequentially or alphabetically, while certain men’s hats are available in one size fits all. These “one size” hats fit heads that are 21 1/2 inches to 23 inches in circumference or medium to large.

One size fits most when it comes to women’s hats. This means that the style is available in a standard size that fits heads with circumferences ranging from 21 1/2 to 22 1/4 inches. While hat sizes vary, many of these “one size” women’s hats have an inside drawstring or band that may be adjusted to keep the hat in place.

The Ideal Fit

Hats, like other clothing, come in a variety of sizes depending on the manufacturer. Even between two hats of the same size, there will always be minor variances.

Tenth Street is dedicated to excellence, and we want you to be pleased with your purchase. Every hat is designed to last a long time and give you with comfort, style, and wearability.

You can select which hat size you require once your head has been accurately measured. It’s crucial to examine the fit of a hat, whether it’s for a man or a woman.

When your hat arrives, put it on before wearing it out to make sure you bought the correct size.

Fitting Advice

Unless you want to wear your hat high atop your head, backwards, or tilted, the hat should sit comfortably in the centre of your forehead, above your eyebrows.
The hat should never sag so low that it obscures your eyesight or covers your brows.
The sweatband within the hat should be snug but not constrictive, and it should not leave any creases on your forehead.
If the sweatband stitching creates a small mark on your forehead that fades fast, that’s acceptable as long as there’s no stress – wearing a hat should never be painful.

Using your finger to test a hat’s fit is a smart way to tell if it’s the proper size. If you can fit one finger between your head and the cap, it’s the right size.

Hats with Drawstrings on the Inside

Don’t be concerned if your new hat is a touch large and loose. Most men’s and women’s “one size” hats have an inner drawstring that allows you to alter the fit. These inner drawstrings are normally sewed into the sweatband with a long piece of string or ribbon that can be pulled. Pull lightly to tighten or loosen the fit of the hat up to two sizes.

Hats with no drawstrings on the inside

Many men’s and women’s hats don’t feature inner drawstring sweatbands, instead opting for leather, elastic, or foam-lined bands. If this is the case, you can still use size tape to modify the hat’s fit.

Hat sizing tape is a popular method of resizing hats since it keeps the sweatband and inside lining in good shape without causing any damage.

Tenth Street, unlike other hat shops, includes two pieces of sizing tape with every purchase. Simply place a piece of size tape in the front, rear, or side of the sweatband. The foam will adapt to your head gently for a perfect fit.

How to Wear Your Hat

Let’s talk about how you want to wear it now that you’ve gone through the stages of identifying your correct hat size and know what characteristics to consider when choosing a hat. While there are rules to follow when it comes to measuring your head and getting the perfect fit, not everyone will wear the same hat styles in the same way. (Besides, that would be tedious.) Hats are a terrific way to display your particular style, whether worn backward, at an angle or just in an old-fashioned manner.

Traditional Hat Style

Wearing a hat in the traditional style is by far the most common for both men and women. Worn with the sweatband at the center of the forehead or sometimes a tad higher or lower, the consistent element is that the hat sits above the eyebrows. That said, don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit and play with angles. Try tilting the hat forward, to the right, or to the left for an added dash of swagger. This can work especially well with fedoras, newsboy caps, and vintage hats.

You’ve Got It

Now that you know how to correctly assess hat size and what size hat you require, it’s time to get down to business. Look through our collection of men’s and women’s hats, which are available in a variety of colors, shapes, materials, and prices.

You can be confident that whether you’re wearing a traditional Panama hat, a playful pork pie hat, a sophisticated Stetson hat, or an easygoing flat cap, you’ll look and feel wonderful.

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