3 Easy Ways To Measure Your Head

by melissa whillas May 04, 2023

Here are a few easy ways to measure your head so you can find a hat that fits you like a dream.

The Soft Tape Method

Grab a soft measuring tape (like the ones used for sewing) and wrap it around your head, about an inch above your eyebrows and ears. Make sure the tape is level all the way around and not too tight or too loose. Note down the measurement in inches or centimeters, and then refer to a hat size chart to find your corresponding size.

The String Method

If you don't have a measuring tape handy, you can use a string or a non-stretchy piece of ribbon. Wrap it around your head in the same manner as the soft tape method, and mark the point where the string overlaps. Lay the string flat and measure it with a ruler or a regular measuring tape. Again, consult a hat size chart to determine your size based on the measured length.
How to measure your head

The Guestimation Method

This method is for those who don't have any measuring tools available. Take a hat that you already own and know fits you well. Place it on your head and adjust it until it feels comfortable. Then, remove the hat and measure the circumference of the inside band with a flexible tape measure or a ruler. This measurement should give you an approximate idea of your hat size.
Remember, these methods are not as precise as professional measurements, but they can give you a good starting point to find a hat that fits comfortably.

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Size Guide



On average, women should order one size smaller for unisex sized garments (if you size to a 3XL in women's, order a XXL for unisex).


For women's clothing, order as sized below. 


Kakadu hats - or Mates as we often call them - come in all shapes and sizes so you're sure to find a Mate that suits you.   

But first things first, lets determine your correct size. Remember you want comfortably firm

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