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.
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
- Wide Brim Floppy Beach Hat
- Wide Brim Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard
- Summer Hat With Chin Strap
- Summer Beach Straw Hat
- Floppy Wide Brim Sun Hat
- Wide Brim Safari Hat
- Hiking Bucket Sun Hat
- Unisex Straw Panama Hat
- Wide Brim Beach Hat
- Navy Ponytail Hat
- Waterproof Sun Hat
- Unisex Fedora Sun Hat
- Reversible Bucket Hat
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
Wide Brim Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard
Summer Hat With Chin Strap
Summer Beach Straw Hat
Floppy Wide Brim Sun Hat
Wide Brim Safari Hat
Hiking Bucket Sun Hat
Unisex Straw Panama Hat
Wide Brim Beach Hat
Navy Ponytail Hat For Women
Waterproof Sun Hat
Unisex Fedora Sun Hat
Reversible Bucket Hat
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!