This is one of the most important parts of a custom hat. Heads come in all sizes, and in a surprising variety of shapes. Although fur felt hats, are adaptable, and will usually conform to differences in shape with a little wearing, it is essential that the size be correct for the head.
To determine your hat size, measure the circumference around your head , with a fabric tape measure, keeping the tape level and firm, across the temples and above the eyebrow ridges. Measure this to 1/8” accuracy measuring more than once . We recommend measuring three times making sure you get the same measurement.
Some of our customers know they are a long oval or round oval. If you know about what your head shape is, this information is an added bonus in helping us further improve your hat to make it give you a more custom fit.
The best method we offer is a personal fitting by coming to see us and getting your head measured and shape recorded with our conformer. We understand not everyone can come to Durango and get measured and shaped, but we will work with you to the best of our ability to make sure you get a hat that meets all your expectations.