If you have a grand head size, you’ll want to ensure you find the right one. It should be both comfortable and classy. It doesn’t have to be a challenge. Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s super easy to find a hat that fits well.

So, are you ready to learn more about finding the best-fitting hat for your grand head size? Keep reading! All the details are below.

Measure Your Head for a Hat the Right Way

If you have a larger head, you must be more careful when measuring yourself for a hat. If it pinches you too much, it’ll leave marks on your head and be painful to wear. You understand if you’ve worn hats that were too small in the past.

Luckily, it’s not difficult to do on your own. You’ll only need a soft measuring tape. If you don’t have one, you can use a piece of string.

Let’s break down the steps.

1. Prepare Your Measuring Tool

First, you’ll need to get your measuring tape or piece of string ready. Simply lay it out flat so it’s not twisted or bent.


We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror to get the most accurate hat size.

2. Use the Measuring Tool

Pick up your measuring tape or string and place one end in the middle of your forehead, just above your eyebrows. You want it to sit where the hat will, so it should slope down the back of your head.


Wrap the tool around the broadest part of your head, going above your ears and the middle-back portion of your head. Make a full circle around your head without tightening the tape or string.

3. Record Your Head’s Measurement

Next, you need to get your measurements. Write down the size in inches or centimeters where the ends of the tape meet. It’s that simple!


If you’re using a string, you have an extra step before you’re done. Take note of the point where the string touches itself and then lay it out flat. You can measure it with a ruler and record the measurement.

4. Measure Again

It’s always best to measure yourself twice to get more accurate results. Hat sizes can be highly exact, and it won’t fit you right if it’s slightly off.

You now know your hat size!

Choosing a Comfortable Hat


Now, you must choose a comfortable big hat. Since you know your head size now, you should be able to find one that fits your larger head perfectly.

That said, there are a few more considerations you’ll want to make when looking for a comfortable hat.

1. Consider Your Hairstyle and Hair Type

Your hair probably looks a bit different each day. How do you wear your hair when you put on the hat? If you have longer, thicker, or more texturized hair, it can impact how the cap fits.

You should go a size up to make sure you have additional space for your hair.

2. Adjust the Hat’s Size

Many hats come with some features that let you adjust their size. You can use velcro straps, snaps, and inner bands to make the cap looser or tighter. Don’t make it too tight!

Baseball caps are known to come with velcro straps in the back. They’re great if you change your hairstyle daily since you can easily adjust the hat’s fit to match. Many sun hats also include inner adjustable bands.

3. Consider the Hat’s Materials

Finally, you’ll want to think about what materials your hat’s made out of. Some are stretchier, so they can better adjust to your head. Some materials feel scratchy and can make you sweat, making it essential to consider.

Cottons are flexible, soft, and breathable, making them a common choice. Straw is also very pliable and perfect for larger heads. Wool is also very stretchy, making it ideal for comfortable hats.

Choosing a Classy Hat

Next, you’ll want to pick a hat in a classy style. Your hat should also be versatile so you can wear it with various outfits for many occasions.

We broke down some of the most popular, classiest hats below. Although, there are plenty more to consider.

1. Fedoras

Fedoras are some of the classiest hats out there. These hats were introduced in the 1890s in France by Victorien Sardou. They became popular in the United States in the 1920s and 30s during the Prohibition era.

Today, you’d wear a Fedora to dress up an outfit. They can make you look elegant and classy, no matter the occasion. They’re popular for fancy events, but you can still wear them with everyday outfits, making them versatile caps.

2. Trilbys

Next, you can wear a trilby. These hats look very similar to Fedoras, but they have a shorter brim that turns up in the back. They’re generally considered more casual than a Fedora, so choose a trilby if you want a more relaxed hat.

These hats originated in 1882, so they’re older than the Fedora. They also usually have a taller, pointier crown than Fedoras, which can be flattering on larger heads.

3. Cloche Hats

If you want to try more feminine headwear, the cloche hat would be your best bet. It’s a pretty, classy, and elegant hat. They’re soft and have a unique look, featuring a fitted, round shape.

Cloche hats can also be flexible, making them an excellent fit for those with big heads.

4. Boater Hats

These hats are made of straw, a comfortable material, and have a wide brim. The wider brim can make the hat look much more flattering on a big head since it helps balance the rest of your proportions. 

Boater hats are great outdoor hats. So, if you’re attending an outdoor event you want to look classier for, they’re perfect. Many people describe them as refined and in period style.

Choose Comfort and Class in a Hat

In short, it’s possible to get both comfort and class in your next hat. You can use these tips to help you choose.

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