To determine your hat size you need to measure your head.

Heads come in all sizes, and in a surprising variety of shapes. To ensure a correct fit it is essential to have measured your head. It can be easier to have someone do it for you.

Using a dressmakers tape measure the circumference around your head - approximately 12mm (1/2") above the ears.

Keep the dressmaker tape level and firm, across the temple and above the eyebrow ridges. Ensure the tape is placed around the widest part at the back of your head.

Don't pull the tape too tight when measuring. If you don't have a tape measure, determine the circumference of your head using a piece of string and then measure this using a ruler.

Measure several times to be sure you have an accurate measurement.

Whatever the measurement is in cm, this is your hat size. There are no half sizes in hat sizing so for in-between measurements use the next size up.

CM 

Equivalent

53

XS

54

 

55

S

56

 

57

M

58

 

59

L

60

 

61

XL

62

 

63

XXL

U.K. hat: 6 1/2 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 3/4
U.S. hat: 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 3/4 7 7/8

 

For an enduring fit with your new Akubra the following points should be considered:

 The sheepskin inner band of the hat may shrink slightly with use. A tight-fitting hat is not going to 'loosen up'

In time, the hat will conform to your head shape. Initially, a slightly loose-fitting hat can be adjusted using folded tissue placed behind the inner band, which can then removed as the hat conforms to your head shape. 

To maintain the size of your Akubra we suggest using a hat jack when the hat isn't being worn.