Fact: It is very hard to find an extra large hat for a big head, sometimes impossible. Typically 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 an Extra Large Hat
Whether a hat is marked “One Size,” or has a size (i.e. 7 3/4) 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
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
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 an extra large hat you like. If you like the look and the fit, then buy several more from the same manufacturer. Enjoy!