Hat Sizing

How to measure for hat size

Using a flexible tape measure or a string and ruler, measure where your hat will rest starting at the back of your head bringing the tape together at the center of your forehead. Repeat this process 2-3 times to ensure an accurate result.

Broner Adult Hat Sizes

  Small Medium Large X-Large

Centimeters 56 57 59 61

Inches 22.05 22.44 23.23 24.02

US Hat Size 6 7/8 7 1/8 7 3/8 7 1/2

*Please note that this sizing chart is based on industry standards.
There may be some variance between styles and manufacturers.

Caring for Many Hat Styles

Throughout all the wear and weather your favorite hat is bound to get a bit dirty. How you clean your hat depends upon the material and the hat construction. Here are some guidelines that will help to get your hat looking spiffy. Remember it's always best to treat stains as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more difficult it is to remove the stain.

Wool Felt Hats

To keep the body of wool felt hats looking their best, use a soft bristle brush to remove dust and lint. Work around the hat slowly, brushing with the nap of the fabric.

To remove oily stains from hair products, lotion or body oils, sprinkle the stained area with cornstarch or talcum powder. Allow the powder to sit for several hours and then brush away with a soft brush. Do not use liquid cleaners on felted hats.

You can use steam from a tea kettle or fabric steamer to reshape a hat if it has been crushed. Hold the hat crown over the steam, then recreate the pinch or smooth out any creases with your hands.

Natural and Synthetic Fiber Cloth Caps and Hats, as well as Knit Hats

All of these hats can be hand washed using a gentle detergent designed for wool. First fill a sink with cool water and add a small amount of the detergent. Submerge the cap and allow it to soak for five to ten minutes. Swish the hat around, being careful not to wring it, and then rinse well until no suds are seen.

Place the hat on a thick cotton towel and blot away as much moisture as possible – do not wring. Air-dry the hat on a ventilated rack, away from direct heat or sunlight.

Hat Shape Guide
  • Baseball Cap
    A baseball cap is a type of soft cap with a rounded crown and a stiff peak in front
  • Beanie
    A knit brimless cap also referred to as a skull-cap
  • Beret
    A beret is a soft, round, flat-crowned hat
  • Big Brimmed Hat
    This is a ladies hat with a large floppy brim made of felt or straw and can aid in sun protection
  • Bowler Derby
    The bowler hat, also known as a derby, is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown
  • Bucket Hat
    A bucket hat is a soft fabric hat with a wide downward sloping brimp
  • Cabby Cap
    The ladies version of a newsboy cap. See Eight Quarter Cap/Newsboy
  • Cadet/Military Cap
    A cap with a brim at the front and a flat top crown
  • Cloche
    Close-fitting round crown, with no brim or a small flare at the brim edge
  • Cowboy/Western
    The cowboy hat is a high crowned, wide-brimmed hat that usually curves upwards on the brim sides
  • Cuff Cap
    A knit cap similar to a beanie but is longer to be folded up forming a cuff all the way around
  • Eight Quarter/Newsboy
    A round, fuller, paneled cap with a peak in the front and sometimes with a button on the top
  • Fedora
    A brimmed hat with a tapered crown that is dented lengthwise.This hat can be made of felt, straw, or cloth materals.
  • Gambler
    A wide brimmed hat with a distinctive circular crown that indents all the way around
  • Ivy Cap
    A flat cap with a small brim which is either sewn or snapped down, and has a deeper back
  • Peruvian
    A peruvian is a knit cap with earflaps with or without ties
  • Pork Pie
    A round hat with a narrow curled-up brim, a low flat crown with a crease running around the inside top edge
  • Pub Cap
    Also known as a duckbill, a rounded cap, the body is stitched to the brim and the brim is curved downward
  • Radar Cap
    A knit beanie with a short baseball style brim
  • Safari
    A wide downturned brim hat with a shaped crown
  • Sailor Hat
    A round hat with a wide, rigid up-turned brim
  • Trooper
    A structured hat with earflaps that can be tied on the top and a front flap that is typically made of fur
  • Visor
    A crownless hat consisting simply of a visor or brim with a strap encircling the head
  • Yacht Cap
    A flat top circular cap that is angled and has a visor

Glove Terminology

Fingerless Glove - A glove with the top portion of the fingers cut off

Flip-top Mitten - A fingerless glove with a mitten top attached that can cover the exposed fingers

Gauntlet - Long cuff that extends over the wrist

Glove - Covering for the hand, worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb

Knit Wrist - Knit wrist is a stretch knitted material, to protect the wrist. Also protects against particles falling into the glove

Magic Glove - Lightweight knit stretch glove

Mitten - Covering for the hand that has a separate part for the thumb only

Palm Patch - A patch of fabric on the palm of a glove or mitten that can be leather or textured material to aid in gripping

Sidewalls/Forchette - The strip or shaped piece used for the sides of the fingers of a glove

Thinsulate - Trademark of the 3M Corporation, for a type of synthetic fiber thermal insulation used in gloves and mittens

Touch Screen Tips - Metallic yarns used in the tips of the glove fingers enabling you to use a touch screen device without taking the glove off