Hats

The Emporium and our website carry a variety of hats. Whether you are looking for an English mourning hat or the perfect topper for an extravagant occasion, we offer a wide assortment to choose from.

Our quality, hand-made Top Hats, Bowlers, and Derbies come in an assortment of  sizes and our Ladies millinery can be custom designed to your specification. This page is designed to help you determine what size an online or Emporium hat you will need.See more hats in our photo album.

 

Measuring your head

The best way to measure your head for your hat size is with the use of a fabric tape or seamstress tape. Have someone measure your head, placing the tape where the hat would normally sit. Make sure the tape is not tight.

Determining your hat size

After you have your measurement consult the chart below. If your measurement falls between two sizes, always go up.

 

American Nearest 1/8 inch Metric Size Code
6 5/8 20 1/4 53 X-Small
6 3/4 21 1/8 54 Small
6 7/8 21 1/2 55 Small
7 21 7/8 56 Medium
7 1/8 22 1/4 57 Medium
7 1/4 22 5/8 58 Large
7 3/8 23 59 Large
7 1/2 23 1/2 60 X-Large
7 5/8 23 7/8 61 X-Large
7 3/4 24 1/4 62 XX-Large
7 7/8 24 5/8 63 XX-Large
8 25 64

An example using this process:

Your head measures 22 1/8 inches. You consult the chart and find the next size would be 22 1/4 inches or 7 1/8. The hat can be padded where it is loose to adjust the fit.

* The above information comes from “The 1996 Hat Life Directory” published by Hat Life Publications.