Find Your Beanie Hat Size
One of the biggest concerns of online hat shopping is figuring out how to find your beanie hat size. Through these simple steps, digital purchasing pitfalls can be avoided, and easy access to cool beanie hats is guaranteed.
1) Measure your head
Taking a measuring tape and placing it above the brow line, the head’s circumference can be determined. Wrapping the tape around the head by covering the cerebellum (the broadest part of the head) will establish the size of the head.
Noting the measurement both in inches (to the nearest eighth of an inch) and centimeters will prevent potential issues having to do with conversion rates between imperial and metric measurement systems.
2) Check sizing charts
Different countries have their own sizing standards. When this is coupled with the imperial/metric differentials, finding the proper beanie dimensions can pose a challenge.
Products will generally have a sizing chart that reflects both declared sizes (small, medium, and large), as well as specific measurement standards.
Using the circumference determined in step one, the following size chart can be consulted to ensure a quality fit.
|Small||20 ⅞||6 ⅝||6 ½||53|
|21 ¼||6 ¾||6 ⅝||54|
|21 ⅝||6 ⅞||6 ¾||55|
|22 ½||7 ⅛||7||57|
|22 ⅞||7 ¼||7 ⅛||58|
|Large||23 ¼||7 ⅜||7 ¼||59|
|23 ⅝||7 ½||7 ⅜||60|
|X-Large||24||7 ⅝||7 ½||61|
|24 ½||7 ¾||7 ⅝||62|
|XX-Large||24 ⅞||7 ⅞||7 ¾||63|
|25 ¼||8||7 ⅞||64|
|25 ⅝||8 ⅛||8||65|
If a measuring tape cannot be located, a simple solution is to consult a site such as E-tool Sage. This program is designed to use the labeled size of a beanie known to fit, coupled with the country of manufacturing, to translate the size into a variety of international standards.
3) Look at customer reviews
With the increased access to consumer input on a by-product basis, advanced information has never been more available.
Generally, if the size is far off of what is declared, consumers will have left a note indicating such directly on the site of purchase.
A good solution is finding products and sellers with positive reviews and no mention of sizing concerns. This, coupled with the above two steps, is a useful method of preventing buyer’s remorse.
4) Stretchy vs oversized
The final factor in locating a properly fitting beanie hat is determining the product requirements themselves.
While a much-loved method of purchasing clothes is to default to one size larger than is needed, the looser fitting, oversized beanies can forego thermal benefits.
While all but guaranteed to not be too small, is too large of a beanie can have an impact of its own. The opposite method is to default to an elastic fabric that offers give based on the size.
Though this is a suitable option to provide an adequate fit for most sizes, excessive stretching can cause unnecessary wear and tear.
5) Proper maintenance of the beanie
Most, if not all, fashionistas have had the unpleasant experience of shrinking a much-loved item in the wash. More often than not, beanies will have instructions for proper maintenance.
This will work to prevent unfortunate shrinkage, resulting in a proper fit. Should the product not have this supplementary data, a good rule of thumb is to handwash and dry natural fabrics, whereas synthetic fibers tend to be more resilient to high-temperature drying. Any knit material is subject to dryer-induced shrinkage, with the looser woven fabrics being the most vulnerable.
Using these straightforward solutions, the journey to finding the ideal beanie hat is made simple and enjoyable, so that the focus can stay on style and personal expression.