How To Measure Your Hat Size The Right Way

Hats are quick and versatile accessories, adding a stylish and trendy flair to any outfit. But if you want to pull off an effortless look, you need to take some time behind the scenes to figure out your actual hat size.

Key Takeaways

  • Grab either a textile tape measure or a piece of string and wrap it around the lower crown of your head.
  • Make sure it sits right above your eyebrows and in the middle of the back of your head.
  • Take it off and measure the circumference.
  • Use this hat size chart to figure out your corresponding size.
  • If you don’t want to worry about measuring your head, simply buy snapback hats with adjustable closures!

The process is straightforward enough, but if you want to avoid the hassle altogether, simply buy caps with adjustable bands. That way, you can enjoy a comfortable fit regardless of your head shape.

Keep reading, and we’ll tell you exactly how to measure your hat size the right way!

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The ‘I’iwi Bird Snapback Hat from Double Portion Supply

How to Measure Your Head to Find Out Your Hat Size

If you want to know your tried and true hat size, you should measure your head. It might be obvious enough, but this will help you find the size that will fit your head snuggly. After all, you don’t want to buy the hat of your dreams just for it to squish your head or simply flop off.

The only tool you’ll need for this is a tape measure. Ideally, you should use a textile tape measure. Don’t use a ruler or a metal tape measure—these will not work as well and will likely not leave you with the most accurate measurement.

Hold one end of the tape measure at the center of the back of your head and wrap it around your forehead so that it sits just above your eyebrows. It should be wrapped above your ears and sit midway at the back of your head.

Once your placement is perfect, remove and check the measuring tape on the centimeters or inches side.

Odds are that you don’t have a textile measuring tape handy unless you’re an avid sewist. So, if you don’t have one, simply grab a piece of string, knitting yarn, or even dental floss. Wrap it around your head and measure the length of the string using a tape measure or ruler.

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Hat Sizing Chart

Measuring your head circumference is only part of it. You need to know what these numbers mean!

Some hat companies selling formal headwear will provide you with a hat chart with a purchase. In any case, check out this easy-to-read hat size chart below to quickly reference your hat size.

 Hat Size (US) Inches  Centimeters
6 5/8 20 7/8 53 Extra Small
6 3/4 21 1/4 54 Small
6 7/8 21 5/8 55 Small
7 22 55.9 Small
7 1/8 22 3/8 56.8 Medium
7 1/4 22 3/4 57.8 Medium
7 3/8 23 1/8 58.7 Large
7 1/2 23 1/2 59.7 Large
7 5/8 23 7/8 60.6 X Large

Do I Need to Measure My Hat Size?

Don’t get it wrong – finding the right hat size is essential. But you only need to worry about finding your average head circumference if you’re wearing a fedora, cowboy hat, or boater. Nowadays, the most popular hat styles are snapbacks.

These trendy caps have adjustable backs, which allow you to alter the size to fit your head better. Whether you’re looking for a Flexfit/Yupoong brand hat or some customizable trucker caps, finding a hat style you can easily adjust is a good idea.

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The Paradise Floral Snapback Hat from Double Portion Supply

Especially if you’re shopping for hats in bulk for your business, adjustable and customizable snapbacks are your best option for merch. Anyone and everyone who walks through your front doors can take their pick of stylish hats, knowing for sure it will fit their noggin’!

If you want to bolster your merch collection, don’t forget to snag a few screen-printed T-shirts. These are a must!

Final Thoughts

It’s not hard to find the perfect hat. As long as you can accurately determine your head size, the sky is the limit! And, even if you can’t, all it takes is a trip to Double Portion Supply’s online or physical store to take your pick of adjustable-backed caps.

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Double Portion Supply is the largest snapback superstore in Hawaii. Since 2001, we’ve helped clients across the United States make their creative vision a reality. From wholesale hats to ANXD brand apparel, we carry everything you need to keep your own brand stocked. Plus, our custom services extend to T-shirt printing, so you stay fresh from head to toe. Get all the latest information by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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