Hats are great remedies for bad hair days or just-got-up-and-gotta-run-to-class hair in college. While most baseball caps have an adjustable strap in the back sometimes a nicely fitted fedora would be more appropriate for particular occasions.

Men's hats are sized according to diameter while women's are based on circumference. The most common hat size for men is 7 1/8 and for women, 221. To measure the size of a person's head, use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference at the widest part of the head, usually an inch above the eyebrows. This is the measurement for a woman's hat. To determine the size for a man's hat, divide the circumference measurement (in inches) by pi or about 3.14.

To make things easier, the following is a hat sizing chart2:
    Head Size	       Hat Size
  Inches    Cm.
  21        53		6 5/8
  21½       54		6¾
  21 5/8    55		6 7/8
  22 1/8    56		7
  22½       57		7 1/8
  23        58 		7¼
  23 3/8    59		7 3/8
  23¾       60		7½ 
  24        61		7 5/8
  24½       62		7 3/4
  25        63		7 7/8
1From AtTheCrossroads, Daily Trivia question for April 13, 2001: http://www.atthecrossroads.com
2Chart from Find Your Hat Size: http://www.qualityhats.com/stetson1.htm

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