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Determining Your Hat Size
Hat size is based on the circumference of the head. In order to determine your proper hat size, you must take a measurement of your head.
Using a tape measure, measure your head about one-half inch above your eyebrows where your hat will rest. Be certain that the tape measure is straight, not twisted. Alternatively, you can use piece of string to measure your head, and then measure the length of the string with a ruler. If you are not certain about size, or are between sizes, buy the larger size.
Use the chart below to determine your hat size based on the measurement you take.
*How To Measure Your Child's Head - Measure around the widest part of the head, just above the eyebrows. Use a tape measure. If you don't have a tape measure, use a string and then measure the resulting string length with a ruler.
**Age of Child - The head grows to almost 80 per cent of the adult size during the child's first year. We have found that for hat sizing purposes head measurement is more important than the child's age. That is why that with the exception of infants, we do not list sizes by age. Our experience with Kangol Hats for Kids has shown us that the size small is very small and only fits infants. Please measure your child's head. OTHER THAN FOR INFANTS, AVOID SIZE SMALL.
Shape of Your Head - Long Oval
Some heads are more elongated, and in hat parlance are described as "long oval". DelMonico Hatter has the ability to shape any hat to be long oval. If a long oval wearer buys a regular oval hat, the hat will not be comfortable and the brim will pull and wrinkle. When ordering, please tell us if you want your hat to be made long oval.
Note that it is not necessary to shape a fabric hat or cap to the long oval size. Because caps and fabric hats are softer, and not fixed in their shape, they will naturally mold themselves to a long oval head.