The Best Sun Hats for Ladies With Large Heads

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

What hat size is considered large for women?

The normal size for hats tend to fall within a head circumference of 20.47 – 22.83 inches (52-58cm).
If your head circumference is larger than 22.8 inches (57.91 cm) then your head size is considered large.

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In terms of hat sizing, Large hats are between 22.8 – 23.6 (inches) and extra large between 23.6 – 24.4 (inches).

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). For someone who has a larger head circumference it really isn’t one size is it?

Even when you manage to find an adjustable one size hat, you’ll quickly find 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. A lot of times, the term “large”, is used in reference to the brim size of the hat.

If you have a large head then what you want is a large circumference and not necessarily brim size. So it’s worth taking that into consideration.

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 true size of the hat.

If there’s a size chart available, that may be used as a guide but 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 important 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.

Basically 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 13 of the best hats we could find.

13 best sun hats for women with large heads

These hats are available in large sizes and the circumferences have been indicated below for your information.

The product information for each hat was correct at the time of writing this. Please ensure you check the specific product page for up to date information before making a purchase. Happy shopping!

Wide Brim Floppy Beach Hat

Circumference: 22.8 – 23.6 inches

A beautiful and comfortable straw hat with UPF to protect you from the sun while remaining fashionable. Can fit head circumference size of up to 24 inches.

Wide Brim Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard

Circumference: 22.6-23.2 inches

Made with eco-friendly recycled paper, this hat is tightly woven for quality and durability. This braided straw hat is not only stylish but quite sturdy and comes at a very affordable price.

Summer Hat With Chin Strap

Circumference: 23.2-24 inches

This beautifully designed hat offers all-around protection from the sun. It also features a gap in the back to put ponytails through. Perfect for keeping the neck cool and dry in hot and humid weather.

Summer Beach Straw Hat

Circumference: 22.8-23.6 inches

This well ventilated wide brim hat is soft enough yet not too floppy to fall on the face. Easily folded into a suitcase or bag without damaging the shape or structure. It’s super cute and perfect for the beach.

Floppy Wide Brim Sun Hat

Circumference: 22.8-23.6 inches

Keep the sun at bay with this simple yet elegant wide brim straw hat. The brim can be folded up to create a different look. Lightweight, well ventilated and comfortable to wear with adjustable string for a better fit if required.

Wide Brim Safari Hat

Circumference: 23.7 inches

From working in the back garden to going hiking or a safari, this multi purpose sun hat is built with the busy woman in mind. The soft mesh fabric on the inside provides extra comfort and sweat absorption.

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Hiking Bucket Sun Hat

Circumference: 23.2 – 24 inches

Nice outdoor sun hat with adjustable circumference and a chinstrap to hold it snugly in place. Quite useful in windy conditions. Can be easily folded into a handbag or backpack. Has a concealed ponytail hole in the back.

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Unisex Straw Panama Hat

Circumference: 22.8-23.6 inches

A nice and sturdy straw hat that features a wide fit and is great for women with large heads. Comes at a great price for the quality. Looks really cute and can be used for multiple occasions.

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Wide Brim Beach Hat

Circumference: 24 inches

A sun hat especially made for ladies with large heads or plenty hair. Offers protection from the sun with UPF 50. Can be folded and packed compactly for storage and easily straightened out when ready to use.

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Waterproof Sun Hat

Circumference: 22-24 inches

This causal hat offers protection from both sun and water. It features an adjustable elastic buckle at the back with a ponytail hole design. Great for the woman who likes to do a lot of outdoor activities.

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Unisex Fedora Sun Hat

Circumference: 23.25-23.87 inches

A classic fedora hat design with a contrasting black ribbon on the crown. Made with good quality material and woven finely. Easily adjustable for the perfect fit and designed to be cooling during the summer.

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Reversible Bucket Hat

Circumference: 24 inches

Finally, a bucket hat for big heads that is comfortable and offers sun protection for face, ears and neck. Can be worn in reverse for a different look while still remaining protected and looking good. Brim can also be styled by leaving it down or rolling it up.

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Floppy Wide Brim Lace Hat

Circumference: 23.22 inches

If an adorable lacy floppy hat is what you are looking for, here it is. This hat is 100% cotton and has a thin mesh sweat band to help keep it in place on your head. The lace allows air to flow through and it looks great.

So there you have it.

Our shopping list of sun hats for ladies with large heads. You don’t need to feel stressed anymore about finding a sun hat that fits. We’ve got you covered. Literally!