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Measuring Your Head
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Measuring Instructions

Works best if someone helps you measure your head for you. Get a tape measure, NOT a metal one. The ones used for sewing work well. Fit tape measure snugly all the way around widest part of head approximately 1" above the eyebrow, just above the ears and at the point on the back of your head that will give you the largest measurement. Find the measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Use the Sizing Chart to convert this measurement in inches to a hat size of S, M, L, or XL.

The head size plate is in inches, example: 23 inches.

HEAD SIZE HAT SIZE
Getting The Correct Size
is Important
measuring your head
Inches Metric
cm
20  3/4 53 6  5/8 XS
21  1/8 54 6  3/4 S
21  1/2 55 6  7/8
21  7/8 56 7 M
22  1/4 57 7  1/8
22  5/8 58 7  1/4 L
23 59 7  3/8
23  1/2 60 7  1/2 XL
23  7/8 61 7  5/8
24  1/4 62 7  3/4 XXL
24  5/8 63 7  7/8

Be sure to measure correctly! Always double check everything!

For reference:

1/8 of an inch is the same as 2/16 of an inch. Often, a measuring tape will break an inch into 16ths. In that case, two tiny lines on your measuring tape should be the same as 1/8 of an inch. Likewise, 3/8 is the same as 6/16. And, 5/8 is the same as 12/16. And lastly, 7/8 is the same as 14/16.

Total head size measurement (measure at least 3 times):

Head size measurement.. ______ (A) ______ _____
Add inch to the size..... ______ (B) ______ _____
Total Head measurement..______ (C) ______ _____

The head size plates/collars, come in these sizes:
21, 21 , 22, 22 1/2, 23, 23 , 24, 24 , 25, 25 , 26

Special Note: Your head size is needed for your head size plate.

You can purchase this head size plates at Leko's http://www.hatsupply.com/balsa.htm .

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