Choosing a high profile crown hat

Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a High Profile Crown Hat

Selecting the right crown hat can be difficult for many of our customers in our custom hat program simply because they aren’t sure of which one is the best for them or their brand. Choosing the right crown of a hat almost comes down to a science honestly.

When deciding what crown hat to choose from, customers or you, should base their decision on six different factors. These factors are size, fitted, adjustability, stretch fitting, profiles, and curvature. Taking these six factors into account can help you choose the best quality high profile crown hat for your team, brand or business.


Typically when customers shop online for a crown hat, they are often given a sizing chart. This sizing chart divides its sizes into centimeters and inches. Before customers can utilize the sizing chart, they first need to know the size of their crown.

To determine the size of their crown, customers will need a measuring tape. Customers should wrap the measuring tape approximately 1/8 inch above their ear and mid-forehead for a good and accurate measurement.

Customers should also keep in mind that they should measure firmly but not too tight. Measuring too tight might cause the crown hat to not sit comfortably on the customers’ heads. If the measurement happens to fall between sizes, customers should always select the next size up. Using the next size up will prevent customers from choosing a crown hat that is too small and too tight.

When you order trendy custom hats from Delusion MFG we’ll help you choose the best fit for you in no time, we guide you through the process of custom hats from the designs, fit and everything in between.


Customers looking for a crown of a hat that will match their exact head specifications and measurement should buy fitted hats.

Fitted hats are designed to fit the circumference of customers’ heads. Once customers have determined the size of their heads, they can now shop for the perfect fitted hat.

Fitted hats come in an arrangement of different colors and materials. Some fitted hats come in as corduroy hats, nylon hats, dad hats and more. Like fitted hats, 6-panel hats are designed to be tightly worn. Using a one size fits all measurement, 6-panel hats are often used by younger customers.

Younger customers are drawn to 6-panel hats because it allows them to design their own brim. If you want to design your own brims, young or wise, reach out to us here.


When choosing a crown of a hat, customers do not have to buy fitted hats. Many high profile crown hats come with the ability to adjust the hat. Most adjustable hats come in six different options as well.

These options include a plastic snap closure, hook (or loop) tape closure, tuck strap with slide closure, metal clasp buckle closure, tuck strap with buckle closure, and nylon strap with plastic buckle closure.

Choosing the right option comes down to preference and the type of style you’d want to achieve for your custom or blank hats. While 6-panel hats are a one size fits all when they’re fitted, 5 panel hats can be looser based on the closure type you choose. Similar to a baseball cap, 5 panel hats contain a metal closure while baseball hats have a velcro closure majority of the time.

When choosing a 5-panel hat, customers have a plethora of options to choose from Delusion MFG.

Customers looking for a little variety in color might want to purchase the Black & Suede Blank 5 Panel Hat. This hat as a suede rim with a black crown. Customers who prefer a uniformed colored hat also have many options to choose from.

There is also the Brown Tweed Wool Blank 5 Panel Hat made from twill wool. The Black Faded Cotton Twill Blank 5 Panel Hat, which is made with real cotton and has a faded color, giving the hat some personality.

If you want to take a look at more styles of blank hats head on over to our shop. If you want to create a fully custom design, let’s chat!

Stretch Fit

Another crown of a hat customers have the option to choose from are stretch fit hats. Stretch fit hats often resemble fitted hats. The key difference is that stretch fit hats do not have a closure in the back like fitted hats do.

Another difference between stretch hats and fitted hats is that both the fabric and sweatband are made to elongate. This stretching ability allows stretch fit hats to have the range of adjustable hats but the style of a fitted hat. Because of the versatility, stretch fit hats are often popular among a plethora of sports teams, especially baseball.


When choosing the right high profile crown hat, customers should be aware of the hat’s profile.

The profile of a hat refers to the height of the crown. Crown profiles are divided into four categories. These categories are the following…

  • Pro High Crown
  • Pro Mid Crown
  • Mid to Low Crown
  • Low Crown.

The shallowness of a hat or how deep it is will be determined based on what profile hat you choose.


A key aspect of the crown that customers should be aware of is the curvature. Curvature deals with the shape of the visor. Flat visors are known as flat bills (or brims).

Pre-curved visors come in two options, pre-curved and slight pre-curved. Customers can also bend their visors to get the desired look overtime.

Customers looking for a firm visor with a loose crown should purchase unconstructed hats. Unconstructed hats have a firm visor with a flat visor. Unconstructed hats come in a variety such as our Burnt Orange Faded Unconstructed 6 Panel Hat or Army Green Faded Unconstructed 6 Panel Hat.

Choosing the right high-quality crown of a hat can be difficult for neophyte hat customers. Customers who research the six factors of hat-making will have all the information needed to make an informed decision. With a plethora of styles, colors, and materials to choose from, customers can’t go wrong when making their perfect hat choice.


Let us help and guide you through the decision-making process of creating your own hat here. We’ve made custom hats for the biggest and smallest brands around, get in touch with us here.

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