My sisters have teased me for my big head my entire life. Though I’ve overcome the sting of adolescent bullying with grace and class (I like to think), I still am left with the task of outfitting myself in hats that feel natural and subtle atop my dome. Sure, I’m no expert on the subject, but if you’re reading this, you likely share a similarly sized noggin—that’s where I can help you.
The key to finding and wearing a hat when you’ve got a big head is as simple as knowing your size and finding one that feels well proportioned to your face shape. The circumference of my head is 23 inches (if you’ve never measured yours, go do this now), which means I’m a size large. Though some hat brands don’t include sizing, they’ll always tell you the measurements so you can rest assured it will fit perfectly. And, not to worry, there are plenty of cute ways to style your hat no matter your head size.
Scroll down for a shopping roundup of hats for big heads, and share your tips with us on Instagram!
THE BASEBALL CAP
The baseball cap is the bread-and-butter of casual fits. It’s the headwear remedy for any bad-hair day or easy Sunday morning stroll. Simply put: there is no going wrong.
THE PAGEBOY HAT
The nay-sayers will say that these are meant for your grandfather’s closet. But, truth-be-told, these are the must-haves for the falls season. They’re not as casual as a beanie or baseball cap (see above), but not as formal as a fedora.
The Bucket Hat
What used to be limited to fishermen sitting in the sun now reigns in Vogue. How could it not when it does the job of keeping you cute while protecting you from the sun’s UVs?
The Sun Hat
Taking after its name, the sun hat is the accessory needed for any day filled with UVs. A chic statement for the days by the ocean, or a sunny bike ride.
The Stockman Wool Hat
For the colder season, consider a wool stockman hat. This style of hat is notable for its sturdy structure and wide-brim giving it the potential to become your go-to statement accessory.
The classic love-note to all things Parisian. With its cultural context and subtle appearance, the beret can effortlessly elevate any ensemble.
This post was originally published at a previous date and has since been updated by Isiah Magsino.