measuring for the perfect fit
Meet with the milliner
My favorite thing about crafting made to order one-of-a-kind hats: meeting the customer! If you live in, or are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, please contact the milliner to arrange a measurement appointment. Request an appointment and find easy ways to get in touch!
Live beyond the bay? Use our guidelines to ensure a perfect fit.
A few basics! You will need a cloth tape measure, paper, pencil and a friend. Taking an accurate measurement is best done with another person to ensure accuracy. I am able to work with measurements in inches or centimeters.
A word of caution here: please do not send me just a hat size (e.g. 6 ¾, 7 ½). Hat sizing varies from company to company, and U.S. sizing differs from U.K. and E.U. sizing. Therefore, to ensure your hat fits your head, please follow these instructions:
Additional measurement advice
- Do not put a length of string or yarn around your head and then measure it with a ruler as string or yarn can stretch leading to inaccurate measurement.
- Do not try to measure the inside of a hat. It’s much easier and accurate to measure your head, preferably with assistance. On the other hand, I strongly encourage customers to bring a favorite hat to a measurement appointment so I can capture the measurement with proper tools.
- A good fit is whatever feels right to you and is entirely a matter of personal preference. There is no such thing as a standard, correct fit. A tighter fitting hat stays on better for active people, windy settings, and those who prefer wearing a hat perching high on the head . A looser-fitting hat is more comfortable, sits lower on the head, and is best if you plan to wear the hat for extended periods of time.