How to measure your head for my leather cap
L: Helen in 1964, photographed by David Davis
R: Helen in 1978, wearing her denim blue suede baker boy cap design
A Message From Helen about Sizing:
Hats are a bit like jackets and dresses: sizes are supposed to be universal but may vary from one manufacturer to another. I can’t guarantee you a perfect fit, but I can do my best to help.
My cap is available in 4 sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL). It’s an investment piece, so I encourage you also to invest 3 minutes to find the perfect fit.
Don’t just guess your size!
John Lennon’s head measured 23.5 inches. He was a size XL (big brain!). Here's how I measured it, back in 1964 - and how you can measure yours now.
- Don’t panic if you don’t have a tailor’s tape measure handy. You can also use a length of string or ribbon, and then measure it against a ruler.
- Place the string or tape around your head about 1/8" (3mm) above your ear, across the mid-forehead, completely circling your head. Hold the tape firmly, but not super-tightly.
- I’d like you to measure your head exactly where the cap will sit. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next size up.
Remember: If you have big hair (like mine in the vintage photos above), you’ll probably need the next size up!
If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Refer to my handy sizing chart below if you need to convert, say, a Large to an actual hat size. Don’t see your size?