How to Measure Your Head

The Importance of the Right Hat Size

Wearing the right hat size can make all the difference with how your Panama looks on you. You don’t want it too big - so it flops down over your ears and blows off - nor too small - so it perches on the top of your head, and gives you a red mark on your forehead and headache after a while - as neither are a good Panama look!

How to Measure your Head

If you do not know your hat size, carefully measure your head using a flexible (cloth/plastic) tape measure.


To ensure you measure the circumference of your head correctly, the tape measure needs to be over the middle of your forehead, just above your ears and sit midway at the back of your head. Do not pull the tape too tightly unless you want your hat to be as tight. Measure yourself 2-3 times just to be as accurate as possible.


If you do not have a flexible tape measure, a piece of string will do (although not as accurate). Once you have measured your circumference and marked the string, lie it flat and measure it. eg 57cm or 22 1/4 inches. You now have your hat size!


Our hat size chart will help you place your order.


IMPORTANT - please note that sizing is NOT accurately determined by the measurement of the inner band of an existing hat, as the type and stretch of the inner band fabric in each hat can affect accuracy.