How to Size My Head for a Hat

by Owen Pearson

Because the popularity of hats has dwindled over the past century, fewer people have the occasion to purchase a hat. Most do not know their hat size, or even how to determine which size they should choose. If you need a hat for a special occasion, to wear with formal attire or to just stand out in a crowd, determining your hat size is a simple task that can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes.

Items you will need

  • Flexible tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Calculator
Step 1

Have a friend measure the circumference of your head with a tape measure. The tape should cross just above your eyebrows, and about ΒΌ inch above your ears.

Step 2

Write down the measurement where the tape measure meets, to the nearest 1/8 inch. This measurement is the circumference of your head.

Step 3

Divide the measurement in inches by 3.1428. The quotient will give you your U.S. hat size.

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About the Author

Owen Pearson is a freelance writer who began writing professionally in 2001, focusing on nutritional and health topics. After selling abstract art online for five years, Pearson published a nonfiction book detailing the process of building a successful online art business. Pearson obtained a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Rio Grande in 1997.