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Size Guide

Discovering the perfect fit for your Hemlock hat starts here. Use our How to Measure guide below to find your ideal size for comfort and style. Or, if you have a hat that fits you well, check the sizing on the tag. Then, find your Hemlock size using our size conversion chart below.

Each Hemlock piece is thoughtfully designed so each shape and silhouette will vary slightly in how it fits. All sizes are measured in centimeters (cm) for consistency and precision. Sizing may vary slightly due to the handwoven nature hat of straw hats.

SIZE CONVERSION CHART
Hemlock Size CM US Hat Size
S (55 cm) 54 - 55 6 3/4 - 6 7/8
M (57 cm) 56 - 57 7 - 7 1/8
L (59 cm) 58 - 59 7 1/4 - 7 3/8
XL (61 cm) 60 - 61 7 1/2 - 7 5/8
One Size 55 - 59 6 7/8 - 7 3/8

S (55 cm): For those who feel they have a smaller head than the average.
M (57 cm): This is our most popular size. We consider this size our ‘average’ fit.
L (59 cm): For those who feel they have a larger head than the average.
XL (61 cm): Our largest adult size offered. Available in select styles.
One Size: Our One Size option typically fits most adults. Our XL Lifeguard (60 - 65 cm) is only available in select styles and sold exclusively online.  If our One Size Lifeguard is too big, consider a Big Kids Lifeguard which fits XS heads.

 

IN-BETWEEN SIZES?
If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up. Most Hemlock sized hats come with an interior size adjuster and foam filler tape, so you can reduce the size of your hat by 1 - 2.5 cm and add comfort at the same time.  

 

HOW TO MEASURE
For best results, we recommend you have assistance from another person and measure at least two times to ensure you achieve a consistent result or use the larger of two measurements.  

1: To measure your head accurately, you will need a flexible seamstress or textile measuring tape (centimeters).

2: While looking in the mirror, wrap the measuring tape around the back of your head until it overlaps at the center of your forehead, or just above the eyebrows (depending on where you want your hat to sit). Do not pull too tight, as you want your hat to fit comfortably. 

3: Check what size in centimeters your measuring tape says at the point where the measuring tape overlaps. You should be left with a measurement between 52 - 63 centimeters. 

4: Reference our Size Conversion Chart. If in between sizing, we recommend sizing up. Most Hemlock sized hats come with an interior size adjuster and foam filler tape, so you can reduce the size of your hat by 1 - 2.5 cm and add comfort at the same time.  

 

NO MEASURING TAPE? 
If you don’t have flexible seamstress or textile measuring tape, use a string that can be wrapped around your head. Mark the point where the two ends of the string cross or overlap.  Then, lay the sting flat against a measuring stick or general measuring tape to determine the length in centimeters. 

 

HOW TO ADJUST MY HAT SIZE? 
Most Hemlock sized hats come with an interior size adjuster and foam filler tape, so you can reduce the size of your hat by 1 - 2.5 cm and add comfort at the same time.  Both the foam filler and interior adjuster serve the same purpose, but we feel the foam filler adds an extra level of comfort, or you may utilize both!

 

FOAM FILLER TAPE INSTRUCTIONS: 
  1. Before removing the adhesive cover, test for size. Place the foam tape inside the hat’s crown, under the sweatband lining. For a significant size decrease, wrap the foam filler tape completely around the inside of the hat. For a more moderate fit adjustment, cut the tape length in half or adjust the length of the tape as needed for the perfect fit.
  1. Once you're happy with the fit, remove the adhesive cover from the foam tape. Press the sticky side of the tape firmly against the inside wall of the hat, under the sweatband lining.

 

INTERIOR SIZE ADJUSTER INSTRUCTIONS: 
  1. Find the Velcro tab, located inside the crown of your hat, under the sweatband lining. 
  1. Gently pull the Velcro tab to tighten the band. You'll want to adjust it slowly to ensure you don't make it too tight. The goal is to find a snug, comfortable fit. It may take a couple of adjustments to find just the right fit. 
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