COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
HOW TO MEASURE?
This is the traditional style of wearing a hat and standard head measurements. Measure the distance around your head crossing through the center part of the back of your head + the forehead just above the eyebrow. The tape should be level with the ground. Hat sizing is in cm. If you are in-between sizes, we suggest sizing up + adjusting your hat accordingly.
Pictured above is the halo method of wearing a hat. Measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above the neck, + the front of your head high on the brow. The tape should be higher in front than in back.
HOW ARE FEDORA HAT SIZES MEASURED?
Hats are measured by the inside circumference at the bottom of the hat's crown (the sweatband) + most often measured in centimeters. This is the case for all Tru' Native styles. While hats may be sized according to their measurement, it is fairly common for women to choose hat sizes based on the average women's head size (57 cm) + then adjusting down to fit if necessary.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE HAT SIZE FOR WOMEN?
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Tru' Native medium/large hat would be the best starting point. The medium/large hat size is made to fit 59cm + can be adjusted down to 57cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 61cm size. The largest size Tru' Native offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
TRU' NATIVE HAT SIZES:
Kids (51cm to 53cm)
XS (53cm to 55cm)
S/M (55cm to 57cm)
M/L (57cm to 59cm)
XL (59cm to 61cm)
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Tru' Native hat will ensure the best fit.
WHAT METHODS ARE USED TO WEARING A FELT HAT?
The Halo method of wearing a hat. The front of your hat is raised up and the hat sits on the back of your head. To measure your head size using the halo method, measure the distance around your head passing through the back of your head, just above your neck, + the front of your head up on your brow.
And the traditional style of wearing a hat. The front tip of the hat is low on the forehead, just above your eyebrows, causing the hat to sit nearly level with the ground. To measure your head using the traditional style method, measure the distance around your head from the center of the back of the head to the forehead just above the eyebrow as shown below.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF MY HAT?
Storing: If you store your hat resting on the brim, Over time the brim is going to break down and it will no longer sit properly on your head. It would be best to store your hat in a hat box or hat hook.
Care: If your wool hat gets wet we find it's best to let it air dry. You can remove excess water by blotting with a dry cloth. Be sure not to use a hair dryer or any sort of heat as this can cause the hat to shrink and or lose shape.
Wear: We do not recommend exposing the resin bands to direct sunlight for an extended period of time. The warmth may cause the resin to bend or sag. Storing in a cool dry place (such as a hat box) is recommended.