How to measure your head size for your Akubra Hat

How do I work out my hat size?

    • Use a tape measure and measure the circumference of the head, just above the ears.
    • Ensure that the tape is wound straight around the head and is level from front to back.
    • You should feel a bump in the back of the head (ensure that the tape sits over the bump, as this will be the widest part)
    • Measure a few times for accuracy, and even get a mate to help you out

If the measurement is in between sizes, please select the larger size; for example, a head measuring 58.1cm to 59cm would take a size 59 hat.



  • It's always best to buy a hat that is a little too big, rather than too small.
  • As well as moulding to your head, your Akubra hat will shrink over time.
  • If a hat feels too loose initially, you can pack the inside of the crown to make the hat feel smaller, or use a Hat Insert.
  • Hat Inserts can be stuck against the inside leather band at the front of the hat, it will create a smaller, more comfortable fit.


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  • If you have any difficulty determining your size, please send us the measurements and we can recommend a size to fit.
  • Not sure if the hat style will suit you- feel welcome to send us a photo and we can advice what we think would look fab on you :)