Akubra | How to measure your head

Akubra | How to measure your head

How to measure your head

Heads come in all sizes, and in a surprising variety of shapes.

To determine your hat size without coming in and being outfitted with one of our BK8 Outfitters. 

Follow these 3 simple points when measuring your actual head:

  • Measure the circumference around your head - approximately 12mm (1/2") above the ears

  • Keep the dressmaker tape level and firm, across the temple and above the eyebrow ridges

  • Once you have measured your head size- go up 1cm to allow for shrinkage

For an enduring fit with your new Akubra the following points should be considered:

  • Do not expect a tight-fitting hat to 'loosen up'

  • Ensure your hat is a lil roomy to allow for the hat to shrink and conform to your head shape

  • Initially, a slightly loose-fitting hat can be adjusted using folded tissue placed behind the inner band or the hat fillers we include complementarily with all online orders, then removed as the hat conforms to your head shape.