Great Sun Hats For Men with Large Heads

Shopping for the right sun hat size can be tricky if you have what’s considered a large head in hat fitting. That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of sun hats for men with large heads.

What hat size is considered large for men?

The average size for hats tends to fall within a head circumference of 21 – 23 inches (54-61cm).
If your head circumference is larger than 22.8 inches (57.91 cm), your head size is considered large.

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In terms of hat sizing,

  • Large hats are between 22.8 – 23 (inches) US size 7 1/4 -7 3/8
  • extra-large between 23.5 – 23.78 (inches) US Size 7 1/5- 7 5/8
  • XXL between 24.25 -24.78 (inches) US Size 7 3/4-7 7/8
  • XXXL between 25 and 25.5 (inches) US Size 8 -8 1/8

Some hats are classed as “one size.” Which should normally imply that anyone could wear such a hat. However, this is not usually the case. One-size hats tend not to go higher than 22.83 inches (58cm). It isn’t one size for someone with a larger head circumference.

Even when you manage to find an adjustable one-size hat, you’ll quickly discover that they don’t adjust beyond the so-called one-size range.

What to look for in a sun hat

When a hat is described as large, it doesn’t always necessarily imply that it is the circumference that is large. Often, the term “large” is used about the brim size of the hat.

If you have a large head, you want a large circumference and not necessarily brim size. So it’s worth considering that.

When shopping for a sun hat, pay particular attention to the retailer’s additional description/details of the hat. Sometimes that’s where you’ll find information on the actual size of the hat.

If there’s a size chart available that can be used as a guide, sadly, not all retailer follow their own size guides.

It’s also worth checking out customer reviews if available.

How to measure your hat size

Before going shopping for a hat, it’s essential to measure your head first. This is very easy to do.

You’ll need a soft measuring tape with which to take your measurement. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can make do with a piece of string.

The video above will show you how best to take your measurement if you don’t already know your hat size.

If your measurement falls between two hat sizes, it’s best to always go with the larger size.

All the hats on our list below have inbuilt adjusters to make them fit properly. If you’re shopping for a larger hat than your head size, then a hat with an adjustable fit is a must.

Now that you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to get the perfect hat. We have already done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to 15 of the best hats we could find.

15 best sun hats for men with large heads