The hat, and from the Latin capella goat (capella koza), was a widely used headgear in ancient times. Later, for some time, he was not appreciated until he returned to the salons again. Today, a fashionable and commonly used hat used to emphasize stylization or protection from the sun.

Originally, the hat was a classic of British elegance. Although a lot has changed since then, the timeless headgear still combines two features: it is practical and introduces something to the outfit. Check out our stylization tricks to find out how to choose hats for a silhouette, as well as for outfits in various styles.

Adult Hat size chart

Head Circumference (cm)Head Circumference (in)Size
54 cm21 1/4 inS
55 cm21 5/8 inS
55.9 cm22 inM
56.8 cm22 3/8 inM
57.8 cm22 3/4 inL
58.7 cm23 1/8 inL
59.7 cm23 1/2 inXL
60.6 cm23 7/8 inXL

Some may think that selecting hat sizes from the available product portfolio of a given company, either an online or brick-and-mortar one, is pretty simple. In all honesty, it is exactly the case, but you have to visit the shop equipped with at least basic information and measurements that will make it possible for you to choose the headwear that will be perfect for you basing on the hat sizes prepared for you by the experts operating in the field.

  • In order to be able to do so, you should take a measuring tape and properly wrap it around your head at the height of your forehead.
  • Write down the measurements and equipped with them - visit the store to check which hat sizes are adjusted to your needs and requirements.

Sometimes the size labeling may vary from store to store, but if you are certain of the validity of the measurements taken in your house or while supported by a representative of a shop, you will surely find the right headwear among various hat sizes, styles, and shapes!

Children's Hat size chart

Head Circumference (cm)Head Circumference (in)Size
49.2 cm19 3/8 inS
50.2 cm19 3/4 inS
51 cm20 1/8 inM
52 cm20 1/2 inM
53 cm20 7/8 inL
54 cm21 1/4 inL
55 cm21 5/8 inXL
55.9 cm22 inXL

Selecting a hat or a cap for our son or daughter is much more difficult than it is in the case of adults.

Why is that?

The predominant fact is that hat size chart for adult hats remains the same for many head measurements, whereas children tend to grow quickly, so there is the need to repeat them by using a measuring tape quite regularly to be perfectly sure that we will be able to select the right item in the shop basing on the hat size chart presented to us. It is highly recommended to redo the measurements every few months or so to be always up to date and be capable of purchasing a hat that will perfectly fit the expectations of our child while at the same time being comfortable. Keep in mind that hat size chart may vary from shop to shop and that is why it is so paramount to come to every single one of them equipped with key data that will allow us to make the right choice. Without that, we may purchase an item of clothing that will be too loose and will fall down if the child performs dynamic movements while playing, or too tight, which will leave a lot to be desired in terms of comfort that is also highly important when it comes to children’s hats and should be by no means neglected while making a purchase!

Popular types of hats

The most popular types can be distinguished, among others:

  • cylinder
  • bowler
  • bicorne
  • fedora
  • conical (Asian hat)

What elements does the hat consist of?

Headgear, which is a hat, is not only a roundabout and a crown, but also the edge of the roundabout (raw, rolled up or laminated), upper fold (embossment in the head of the hat), front fold (otherwise sockets) and ornament (decorations or accessories). On the other hand, from the bottom of the hat, we can distinguish the potnik, the inner lining of the hat (otherwise the lining) and the bow tie.

How to choose hat size?

We consider two situations - if you already have a hat, check its size from the inside. Manufacturers usually use a similar size. In a situation when you can not verify the size, do the following: with a centimeter tape check your head circumference (preferably in the middle of the forehead) by holding the tape over the ears. When the dimension falls between sizes (for example M a L) it is suggested to choose a larger size (in this case L).

Adjust the hat to the styling

The advantages of the hat include, among other things, emphasizing the originality of the outfit and the addition of notes of mystery. In addition, it is also worth rethinking the choice of the hat to properly emphasize the nature of the clothing set. Throughout the year, a good choice will be the fedora model, which has dominated the catwalks for many seasons. This characteristic headgear with medium-brimmed round looks great both in men's and women's versions. You can choose them for rock sets, as well as connections on the border between smart and casual styles. In the summer you can choose from variants made of straw material or straws. The model made of soft fabric is the best choice for a sports set. It will be useful both on the beach and during a long trip outside the city. A braided hat works well as a supplement to the summer style in the sailor style. You can successfully take it on holiday and also carry it in the urban version. We gladly choose clothes in light colors made of natural fabrics. Our trick: in the women's version, a straw hat with a large, soft brim perfectly turns up the boho outfits. An interesting alternative to a woven headgear for summer is also a sun protection roof.