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Fitting it Just Right: How Tight Should a Hat be

How tight should a hat be? We bet you asked yourself this question at least once if you’re a hat buff as we are. And, even though it’s a simple one, this question baffles lots of people. The answer might not be so simple, but we will break it down for you in order to find a perfect hat for any occasion.

There are several steps you should take into consideration and each one of them is crucial in order for you not to make a mistake. Owning a hat that doesn’t fit right is like owning a pair of shoes that are the wrong size. In other words, you can’t do it. Or you can, but you will look silly. Also, keep in mind that there are different types of hats out there. Every single hat has its own philosophy and if one fits you right, that doesn’t mean another one will fit as well. So, in this article, we’ll also see how to determine the fit on various popular hats out there. But, before we start all of this, we will take a step back and start from ourselves and the most important thing. Where does the hat lay? On your head. We won’t cover that detail here, you can check other articles of ours for detailed instructions, but still, we will see how measuring your head the right way is important for the hat fitting process.

Also, one more thing to keep in mind is your face shape. We talked about it thoroughly in one of our previous articles and to be honest, it’s a great read if you want to learn more about picking the right hat for you. Face shape plays a huge role when it comes to picking and fitting the perfect hat. So, without further ado, let’s dive into one of the biggest issues any hat lover may have – how to determine the hat fits right?

Basics of Hat Fitting

There are a few things you should take into consideration no matter which hat you try to fit on your head. Those are:

  • Fabric
  • Hat size chart
  • Proportions

Fabric is extremely important even though you may think it isn’t. Why? It’s simple. Different materials behave differently. For example, Leather and straw hats are very static and aren’t stretchable. Even if you manage to stretch them a little bit, in most cases you will damage them as they aren’t really meant to be stretched. Other materials such as wool or cotton fabric behave better if you try to stretch them. On the other hand, if you wash your hat, you need to know that materials such as wool are prone to “shrinkage” which means that they will shrink to some degree. So, if the hat fits you sort of “okay” the first time you try it out, it doesn’t mean it will have the same fit after you clean it in the washing machine. This, of course, doesn’t apply for every single hat.

Another thing to keep in mind is a hat size chart. You can find various size charts online. Most of them display the same information and it’s very important to check this out before buying a hat. Of course, combine this with the measures you came up with after measuring your own head. For example, if your head measures show you that you are in between two sizes in the hat size chart, then it’s usually advised to pick a hat which is a size up as it will have a bit more room. Anyways, numbers don’t lie and therefore, the only thing you can trust besides your personal feeling of how the hat sits on your head are these measures.

Another important thing to take into consideration is the proportion. Proportion is extremely important whatever you may be doing. If the trousers are too long, and you are a small person, you won’t wear them, right? Again, we talked more about proportion in our article about how face shape dictates which hat you’ll pick. But, you don’t exactly need to be Einstein to know some things. They are pretty self-explanatory. Like, if you have a big head, it wouldn’t make sense to pick a hat that is even bigger. It will make you look like a “Barbie” doll. The same goes if your head is tiny.

These are all things you should keep in mind before buying any type of hat. If you want to spend some serious money, you want to find a perfect fit right? So, as they say, measure once, cut twice. In general, we’ll now cover some of the clear indicators you should follow that will show you if your hat has a good fit.

  • If you can fit in average one finger in the space between your hat and your head, that’s a good indicator you have the right size
  • The hat should sit above your eyebrows and don’t obstruct your sight.
  • A tight fit isn’t good. You should aim for a “snug” fit. That’s the perfect fit. If your hat sits too tight, you’ll feel like you have some sort of weight on your head and you may feel some tension. The hat shouldn’t move around but at the same time, it shouldn’t be rock solid as well.

We bet that you knew about some of these, but if you didn’t these are great indicators to have in mind when trying out a new hat. Next, we’ll cover some of the most popular hats out there and talk more about what is perfect for you should be looking for when it comes to them specifically. 

Baseball Cap

Baseball caps are probably the easiest ones to find the right fit for. They can be adjusted according to the size of your head with the help of adjustable strips they have on the back. Also, you can wear it any many ways. Tilted to the side, backward or normal. You name it. It’s so versatile and it’s no surprise that this hat is used by many people around the world.


Fedoras are also extremely popular among the younger and older population as well. It’s very stylish and therefore people love to wear it when they want to feel like ladies or gentlemen. It’s easy to realize if the fedora fits your right or not. Firstly, you need to make sure that it fits strong enough that a common breeze won’t take it off. But, at the same time, the fit shouldn’t be so strong so that you feel like you have some weight on your head. In other words, aim for a snugged fit.


Beanies are winter type hats. Although people wear it during the summer as well, they are specially made to keep your head and ears warm. But, nowadays they serve as a fashion statement and it pretty much doesn’t make a difference if it’s winter or summer – you can wear it. How to know it fits you correctly? It’s easy. Beanies are often made from wool which usually has some synthetic material added to the mix. What this means is that you can stretch beanie a lot. And by a lot we mean it. There isn’t a head type that this hat won’t work for. The same goes for other beanie type hats. If you buy one, you can be sure it will fit you.

Flat Cap

Flat caps are also becoming more and more popular among the younger generation as well. Older people have been wearing this hat for quite some type. But, ever since a show called “Peaky Blinders” aired on TV, younger people fell in love with these hats. And they should. It’s a great hat which looks great on most people. It has a somewhat tight fit so you really need to test it out before buying. As with other hats, you should aim for a snugger fit – the one which isn’t too tight and too loose at the same time. 

To sum up, before picking the hat for you, see how it fits. It doesn’t matter if the hat looks good if you pretty much can’t wear it for more than 30 minutes. Hats are made to be on the head for longer periods of time and therefore, you need to do some testing before buying your hat. Hopefully, this article has helped you out and hopefully, you learned some new things when it comes to hat fitting. You need to take this very seriously as we get mails on a regular basis from people who ask us if it’s possible to widen or to narrow the hats. Guess why? Because they bought the hat with the wrong fit. So, to avoid getting into this situation, just follow the rules from this article. In most cases, we think you’ll pick the right fit, and as a disclaimer, we need to say that even if you follow everything we say, it might happen that still, the fit isn’t right. Yeah, it happens and in that situation, don’t be sad. Just buy a new hat!

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Man Hats & Long Hair: Best Hat Types & Wearing Tips

Long hair among men has become popular in the last couple of years. The fact that nowadays there is so much variety when it comes to hairstyles, clothing and so on makes men with long hair not so rare. Therefore, we need to leave a bit of article space for them as well. Studies show that more than 18% of men have longer hair – past their ears.

Since this is a blog that covers hats and everything there is about hats, we’ll mix up these two things. We’ll talk about what are the best hats with men with long hair and we’ll see what are some tips on wearing those hats with long hair. There are many different styles you can go with and we’ll cover the ones which are most common among the younger generation.

Knit Caps

Longer hair keeps your head warm and so do knit caps. During winter, you can see most people wear this type of hats around. Knit caps are simple, warm and they can be very stylish depending on which color you buy. They also go good with a pair of sunglasses. What makes this type of hat so good is the fact that it pretty much doesn’t matter if you have longer hair or not. There are other types like a straw hat for an example which can sometimes be hard to mix up with long hair and doesn’t look quite good. 

Knit caps are different. You just pop them on your head and you’re ready to go. It pretty much doesn’t matter what head shape you have or what type of hair you have. Knit caps look good on everyone. And, if you have long hair, things are no different. It will look good on you. The general idea behind wearing such a hat with long hair is to let your bangs show. Everyone likes to see healthy-looking hair, especially on a male. Therefore, you should use this to your advantage. Stand out from the crowd. Let everyone show you have long hair and combine it with a knit cap.

We said that this type of hat is often used in the colder months since it provides warmth to your head. But, don’t be amazed if you see dudes wearing this cap during hotter summers as well. Yeah, it might sound a bit silly, but if you push this hat a bit back you’ll get a cool, laid-back look which will make you again – stand out from the crowd.


Fedoras are a favorite type of hat for many people around the world. Even more, people would know about it but they are afraid of how stylish it looks and think that they aren’t up to it. Wrong. Even though that fedora is a bit more stylish than let’s say a baseball cap, you can still wear it on many occasions. Fedora has a large brim that amazingly frames your face and puts a spotlight on it. Now, don’t be afraid. It doesn’t do that in a bad way. Like, if you have a zit, it’s not like a fedora will show it even more to the world. It’s nothing like that. 

Fedora goes exceptionally well with long hair. Put it on your head and tuck the hair behind your ears. What you’ll get is a look that most rock stars will be jealous of. You can also put your hair over your ears and let it fall naturally although it’s not a look that will suit everyone. Most women wear their fedoras like this though. 

Another good thing about wearing a fedora is that it is very lightweight and you won’t even reckon it’s sitting on your head. This might not sound like a big deal, but it is, especially in the summertime. During summer, it gets hot and therefore at some point, your hair will probably get sweaty. This is an even bigger issue if you have a bit longer hair since the hair can soak up the sweat and become oily really fast. Having a hat on your head which isn’t lightweight will create an even worse situation for you and we guarantee that after one extremely hot day, you won’t even consider wearing a hat ever again.

However, since fedoras are made from light and quality materials, this won’t be the case. As we said, you won’t even feel it on your head so you can relax and just rock your new summer look.

Baseball Caps

Yea, you thought we won’t mention them since we started with fancy hats like the fedora, right? Well wrong. How can we not mention one of the most popular hats out there? Baseball caps are worn by millions or even billions of people in the world. Yea, fedoras are great, but you can’t wear them on every single occasion. Knit caps are also great, but the same goes for them. However, baseball caps are a bit different. It’s cold? Wear a baseball cap. Hot? Same thing. Want to protect from the sun while you’re running? Well, the baseball cap. Want to go out to the club and look cool? You know the answer. You get the point. Baseball caps are so versatile that it comes as no surprise that they are part of the wardrobe of almost everyone. And yes, you don’t need to be a baseball fan to wear it. It’s okay.
Since baseball caps are so popular and can be worn on every single occasion, the question that arises is if they go well with long hair? And, the answer is yes. And they go perfectly. 

We said that it is of huge importance that a hat is lightweight. Baseball caps are like that. They are also very adjustable. Something that most hats lack. Take a fedora for an example. It has an average hole where your head goes into and it will suit most people. But, not everyone. If your head is a bit bigger or wider, you’ll have trouble if you try to put it on. Furthermore, you’ll need to squeeze your head in and probably stretch the hat once for good. Imagine that you even have long hair and want to put it on. It could be a huge issue.

On the other hand, baseball caps and other sports caps that simply have a visor, have an adjustable strap which lets you configure how it will sit on your head. Will it be loose or they’ll have a grip. It’s a neat feature to have since that means you can buy a hat and not worry too much about the size of it. Baseball caps will suit everyone, even the big brain ones.
But, how does long hair go with such a hat? Similar to fedora. The general point is that you tuck your bangs behind your ears, put some sunglasses on and go to the street with style. You can also wear it in reverse mode. Have you seen rappers wearing a cap like this? The visor turned back, to their neck? Yes, you did. And admit it, it looks cool. You can do it as well! Apply the same concept – hair behind your ears, and reverse your hat. Sweet.

Nowadays it’s also popular to wear a man bun. If you don’t know what it is, look it up since it’s a bit hard to explain. Girls will know. The man bun is a no issue for a baseball hat as well. On every hat of this type, there is a hole between the adjustable strap we talked about and the rest of the hat. Now, this is made so that women can put their ponytail through it and wear a hat that otherwise they couldn’t. Your man bun can go there as well. It would look weird if you wore the baseball cap over your bum. It will look like you have something on your head and it will seem weird. Put your bun through that hole and rock the hat. 

Long Hair No Issue

As you can see, if you have longer hair, don’t feel bad that you can’t wear hats. You can! And to be honest, it can look even better on you than it would on me who have shorter hair. Use the hair you have to your advantage and stand out even more from the crowd. The hats we mentioned go really well with long hair and you should utilize it as long as you could. You never know when that precious hair you have might start to fall out? So, use it while you have it!

And yes, we know that we probably didn’t mention all the hats that are out there. The list would be too long. We covered the ones which are being used mostly during the past couple of years and truth to be told, it will stay like that for the years to come. Therefore, take our advice and wear hats. It will make your life a whole lot better.