Belfry Boater - The Goods
Belfry Boater - The Goods
Belfry Boater - The Goods
Belfry Boater - The Goods
Belfry Boater - The Goods

Belfry Boater - The Goods

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Hat Sizing Guide: Determine Your Hat Size

You’ve found the perfect hat style, now it’s time to make sure it fits like a glove. Hats in the Belfry’s handy hat sizing guide makes shopping for hats online simple with women’s hat sizing, men’s hat sizing and tips for measuring your head with our custom measuring tool. This guide will walk you through the general size guidelines, types of men’s and women’s hats sizes, measurement suggestions and tips for measuring your head when sizing for hats that are sold in numerical and alpha sizes. Before you place your hat order, be sure to bone up on hat fitting.

Measuring Your Head

Determine hat size by using a flexible tape measure, or a string and ruler. You may also measure your head by printing out our handy custom measuring tool. Measure from the back of your head bringing the ends together at the center of your forehead right above your eyebrows. Use the hat size chart below to determine your size, rounding to the nearest eighth of an inch as necessary. It is important that you measure your head, even if you’ve found a great fit with a certain size in the past, as hat sizes do vary brand by brand. Remember, fitting your head isn’t an exact science or a guarantee of hat fit. View our convenient hat sizing guide for men and women for more information.

Hat Sizing Guide

*We do not sell children's sizes

Fitting your head isn't an exact science or a guarantee of fit.

Still have questions? Call us at 1-888-999-HATS or send us an e-mail. We're more than happy to help and answer any of your sizing concerns!

Women’s Hat Sizes

In general, women’s hats are sized in one size fits most sizes or OSFM. This means that the style is manufactured in a single size with the adaptability to suit various head sizes ranging from 21.5 inches to 22.25 inches in circumference.

With that being said, actual hat sizes vary from designer to designer, so some hats will fit a smaller or bigger head depending on the style. Thankfully, most of these styles will have an adjustable inner drawstring or band to keep the hat in place and offer flexibility in fit if it runs a little large. 

Men’s Hat Sizes

Men’s hats and caps are generally sized in types: numerical sizing and alpha sizing (small through extra large). In some cases, you may find men’s hats listed as OSFM, or one size fits most. These OSFM hats will generally fit heads with a circumference of 21.5 inches to 23 inches or a medium/large.

When you’re shopping for hats sized in alpha or numerical sizing, the first thing you’ll want to do is carefully measure your head following our measuring guide below. Once you’ve determined the circumference of your head, use our hat size chart to determine which size to order. 

Measurement in Inches

Hat Size

European Size

21 1/8

6 3/4 - S


21 1/2

6 7/8 - S


21 7/8

7 - M


22 1/4

7 1/8 - M


22 5/8

7 1/4 - L



7 3/8 - L


23 1/2

7 1/2 - XL


23 7/8

7 5/8 - XL


24 1/4

7 3/4 - XXL


Returns & Exchanges from Hats in the Belfry

If you’ve mistakenly ordered the wrong size hat or discovered post-order that you’d prefer something else, reference our simple return policy. You can return or exchange any one of our hats if you let us know within 30 days of delivery. When we receive the return slip and the hat, we’ll typically process your return in 14 business days or less.

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A very popular hat in the late 19th and early 20th century, the boater is still a classic, sought after style. We offer the Belfry Boater made of 100% sewn wheat straw, which is lightweight, flexible and resilient. The flat brim is rigid enough to keep its shape  and the interior offers an adjustable drawstring that may be tightened for a custom fit.

(Sizes run big in this style; the medium fits like a large size.)

Style: Boater/Skimmer
Material: Sewn Wheat Straw
Dimensions: 3 1/2" Crown, 2 1/4" Brim
Band: Grosgrain Ribbon
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Hat FAQs

It is important to keep hats away from direct sunlight as this can fade the color and damage the material. This is true for both wool and straw material.

Make sure to store the hat in a cool, dry place to avoid mildew and moisture damage.

READ MORE - General Care

READ MORE - Cleaning Straw

Steam is your best bet for reshaping a fedora hat at home. Just like ironing presses wrinkles out of clothes, steaming coaxes crinkles and dents out of hats.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Vincent Wang
Very Satisfied

Good quality, good price (I purchased it when it was on sale), and good services from Belfry.

Robin Grant
The Belfry Boater is a great bargain

This is a fantastic summer hat! Well built, looks great, and affordable! You are getting a great chapeau for very little money! I recommend it highly.

Another Happy Hat Freak
Great Hat, Great Value

A solid, affordable straw. Bought it knowing it might not be big enough for me so yes, handed it on to Her Ladyship. Looks smashing on her. Brim is wide enough for some sun protection; crown is high enough for her larger hat size, and a good shape with no pinch, nor is it a perfectly cylindrical porkpie shape; material is real straw, not paper, like many hats out there. If I were wearing it I would have steamed ahead with the band it came with. For Her Ladyship, I swapped the band for a floaty scarf from the project box, a nearly gauzy white material with a big bold black print in organic shapes, which we tied around the crown, tying in a big knot behind, and snipped the ends to a few inches, so not tight like a man's band, and also not hanging down like a singer-singwriter from the early 1970s. It softens the silhouette considerably, which is on the manly side. The hat is ready for social events, walking. A great classic shape for her, no assymetrical brims, no floppy drooping brim, no fancy weaving. For me, it would have worked well too, because as much as I love a classic boater/skimmer, they can look a little costume-y if one doesn't take steps to soften that impression. This hat is already there, deviating some from that very traditional boater shape that has come to look a little dressy now. This hat is a good compromise between a very pricey Panama, and a paper-"straw" hat: a traditional look and shape, but just a little more relaxed. Love it and if it were available big enough to fit me I'd get one too.

Bradley Gruters
Love it!

Great fit, light, durable, affordable, and stylish. I love this hat! Very happy with my purchase and this wonderful company 👍

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