Hats size is usually measured in one of three different sizing scales:
- British hat sizes are an imperial measurement of the diameter of the head in inches (sizes usually range from 6 1/2 to 8)
- North American hats use imperial measurements but are an eighth of an inch larger than British hats for the same sized hat
- European/metric hat sizes use the metric sizing standard – a measure of head circumference in centimetres (metric sizes usually range from 52 – 64)
Our range of Panama and felt hats use the European/metric sizing standard. Thus when ordering Panama hats from Pachacuti it is best to give your hat size in centimetres. Please see the conversion chart below to convert from British or North American imperial sizes to metric.