Sizes and Measurements
Hats size is usually
generally measured in one of three different sizing scales; British, North
American or European/Metric.
hat sizes are given in an imperial measurement of the diameter
of the head in inches. Sizes usually range from 6 1/2 to 8.
- North American
hats use the imperial scale however measurements are an eighth of an
inch larger than British hats for the same size hat.
hat sizes use the metric sizing standard which is a measure of head
circumference given in centimetres. Metric sizes usually
range from 52 - 64.
Own Hat Size
To calculate your
metric (European) hat size a measurement of the head circumference should
be taken in centimetres. This is best achieved by passing a cloth tape
measure around the head. Alternatively a piece of string may be used and
measured against a ruler or tape measure. It is important that this measurement
is taken where a hat would normally rest. To take a measurement position
the tape measure or string so that it rests just above the brow at the
front of the head, touching the top of the ears at the side. Pull the
tape so that is taught but not too tight and take a measurement.
Hats are sized
to the nearest whole centimetre so it is advisable to size up if your
head falls between two measurements.
The way a hat is
worn is obviously dependent upon personal taste so this suggestion is
only offered as a guide.
Christy Hats are
available in British imperial sizes with a metric European equivalent.
A conversion chart is given below.
Size Conversion Chart