Fact: It is very hard to find a plus size hat for a big head, sometimes impossible. Typically women’s hats are one size fits all, which means heads up to about 22.” Some men’s hats come in sizes; but, the sizes don’t fit big heads. One size fits all caps for men typically fit up to a 7 3/4 and are usually sports caps with plastic adjustable strips in the back. Bottomline: Fun hats in lots of colors are hard to find.
Several retailers now offer larger hats in a wide range of useful and fashionable styles:
- Big Head Caps – to size 8 1/2 (26.5 inches)
- Destination XL – to 26 inches
- ShoeBuy – some styles to 25 1/2 inches
- Hats.com – some styles to XXXL
- Amazon – some styles to 3XL
How to Measure for a Plus Size Hat
Whether a hat is marked “One Size,” has a size (i.e. 8) or a measurement (i.e. 24 inches) the starting point is to measure around your head about 1 inch above your eyebrows. If you don’t have a measuring tape, pull a non-stretchy tape around your head and then measure it against a yardstick or ruler.
Every hat manufacturer seems to have a different sizing chart; so, be sure to check your head measurement against the size chart for the hat that you are considering.
Popular Hat Styles
Men and women enjoy the wind and rain protection of a felt fedora from Hats.com
Enjoy sun protection and fun style with a plus size straw cowboy hat from Big Head Caps
Logo Sports Cap
Proudly wear the logo of your favorite sports team with a logo cap from Big Head Caps
Look for a big-brim hat in a breathable fabric like the Scala cotton hat with drawstring at Amazon
Ride safely with a comfortable bike helmet from Big Head Caps
Look for a comfortable, sun resistant hat in a durable fabric like the Bucket Hat at Big Head Caps
Don’t settle for a “too small” hat that is tight on your head or requires you to wear it tipped up off your forehead. Measure your head. Find and buy a hat you like. If you like the look and the fit, then buy several more from the same manufacturer. Enjoy!