Befitted Hat Stretcher & Maintainer

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Never wear a hat that’s too tight again! Keep your hat in its proper shape when not being worn. It will also prevent future shrinkage during hat storage. The absorbent wood helps dry out the hat band after it is worn so the moisture does not leave an odor behind.

This Hat Maintainer will help:
Stretch a hat (up to .75 inches)
Maintains your hat for storage
Keeps your hat in its proper shape while not being worn
Prevents a smelly hat by removing and preventing odors inside your hat

How to store and maintain your hat when unworn:
Place your hat upside down on table. Put Hat Maintainer inside hat with logo facing upwards towards the front or back of your hat. Twist black center metal handle counterclockwise until the Hat Maintainer is snug inside hat. Make sure the wooden part is on the area where your head rests on the inside of hat band. Do not over-tighten the Hat Maintainer. Tighten it so it has a similar pressure to when you wear your hat.

How to stretch your hat to a larger size hat:
Use steam on the inside of the hat around the hat band area. This will loosen the material to be ready to be stretched (you can use steam from a boiling pot of water, or an iron on a steam setting). Put Hat Maintainer inside hat with logo facing upwards towards the front or back of your hat. Twist black center metal handle counterclockwise until the Hat Maintainer is snug inside hat. Make sure the wooden part is on the area where your head rests on the inside of hat band. Slowly twist the center handle until the hat is at desired larger size. Leave hat Maintainer overnight to stretch and by the next day your hat should fit perfectly! Repeat this step if necessary to stretch to a larger size.

    Stretch your hat responsibly - Befitted is not responsible for damage from over stretching your hat.

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    Technical Specs

    • Style Accessory
    • Brand Befitted
    • Item Weight 1.0 lb
    Hat Sizing Chart

    Hat Size Chart

    Use this hat size chart to find your perfect fit. It includes conversions to numeric or specific fitted hat sizes and general hat sizes. Keep in mind, different hat manufacturers may size their hats differently.

    If your head circumference is: Then your hat size is:
    Inches Centimeters Fitted Easy Fit Sized Stretch Fit Stretch Fit/Adjustable
      21 1/4" 54 cm   6 3/4" Small (S) Small/Medium (S/M) Small (S) Small/Medium (S/M)
      21 5/8" 55 cm   6 7/8" Small (S) Small/Medium (S/M)
      22" 55.9 cm   7" Medium (M) Medium (M) Small/Medium (S/M) One Size Fits Most One Size Fits Most
      22 3/8" 56.8 cm   7 1/8" Medium (M) Medium/Large (M/L) Medium/Large (M/L) One Size Fits Most
      22 3/4" 57.8 cm   7 1/4" Large (L) Large (L) Medium/Large (M/L) One Size Fits Most
      23 1/8" 58.7 cm   7 3/8" Large (L) Medium/Large (M/L) One Size Fits Most
      23 1/2" 59.7 cm   7 1/2" XL Large/XL (L/XL) XL Large/XL (L/XL) One Size Fits Most
      23 7/8" 60.6 cm   7 5/8" XL Large/XL (L/XL)
      24 1/4" 61.6 cm   7 3/4" XXL XXL Large/XL (L/XL)
      24 5/8" 62.5 cm   7 7/8" XXL
      25" 63.5 cm   8" XXL

    Learn How to Measure Your Head and Determine Your Hat Size

    So you have found the perfect hat, but will it fit like a glove or slip off with the wind? Fashionable Hats wants to make sure that your hats always look sophisticated and well-fitted to your head shape.

    This guide helps you determine the right hat size so that you always look stylish. Our custom measuring tool allows you to find the right circumference and size with ease.

    Option 1:

    How to Measure Your Head and Hat Size Using String and Measuring Tape

    This is the traditional way that you can use at home to find your hat size, but it's much easier to use the head measuring device because it already has the inches printed on the tape measure.

    What You'll Need Without Tool

    • String or ribbon
    • Ruler
    • Hat sizing chart
    • Pen or marker

    Step 1: Use a Piece of String to Measure Your Head

    Measuring Head With String

    With the piece of string in your hands, wrap it around the back of your head just slightly above your ears or about 1/8 of an inch higher than your ear tip.

    Pull the string around to meet at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. If you like your hat to sit a bit higher, you can pull the string around your head exactly match how your hat rests on your head.

    It's important that you don't pull the string too tight. Rather, the string should fit comfortably around your forehead so that it isn't too tight or loose. This should feel exactly the way you want your hat to feel as it rests on your head.

    You can mark the distance where the string meets with a pen or marker.

    Step 2: Measure the String with a Ruler

    Measuring Head With String

    Once you have marked the point of circumference on the string, you can lay it flat and place a ruler underneath to find the circumference in inches. You will likely have to measure the size to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.

    Step 3: Match the Circumference to the Hat Sizing Chart

    Once you have used the string or head measuring device to find your circumference, you'll have the exact measurements needed to use with the hat sizing chart. For example, if you found that your head measures 22 inches overall, then you would pick a hat size of medium or fitted size of 7 to 7 1/8" circumference.

    You can use our convenient hat size chart below to see what your hat size will be. These sizes range from S or 21 1/4" to XXL or 25" in circumference.

    Option 2:

    Custom Hat Sizing Tool

    Fashionable Hats Head Measuring Device

    Fashionable Hats offers a head measuring device and hat sizing tool that helps you find the exact size for your hat. While hat sizes vary by designer, brand, and gender, this tool allows you to always know what size you are. The Fashionable Hats head measuring device uses a custom tape measure to easily find the circumference. The tool costs $5, but we include a $5 gift card so that you can instantly use it towards a high-quality hat on our site.

    Things to Keep in Mind

    Hat sizing is really based on your comfort level as well. If you prefer that a hat fits snugly for certain designs or you want a cap that fits slightly loose, you should account for that in your sizing. Your comfort matters most of all when picking the true hat size.

    In addition, there are other factors to consider, such as your hairstyle. A hat that is too tight can make your hair stick out in odd ways. Materials and brands can also fit differently. For example, leather and corduroy may not fit the same hat size.

    We take immense pride in our craftsmanship and customer service. For this reason, Fashionable Hats has a "No Hassle" return policy. If you find that your hat doesn't meet your expectations, we will gladly provide a refund within 30 days of purchase. While we make every effort to ensure that your hat fits comfortably, we recognize that you may want to try something different or it could be the wrong fit due to material.

    Watch the video below


    Women's Hat Sizes

    Most women's hat sizes are one size only, but that's not the case with Fashionable Hats. Female head sizes range from 21 inches to 23 inches in circumference. Actual sizes also range depending on the designer. For example, some hats are made for youth sizes, and others come with adjustable bands to keep the hat in place. Whether you are looking for a wide brim hat, fedora, or baseball cap, you can measure your custom head size with Fashionable Hats that you can use to shop for all types of hats in the future.

    Men's Hat Sizes

    When you shop for hats for men, you will typically find them listed as one size only. Sunday hats, fedoras, caps, and others fall between 21 and 24 inches for men. It can be difficult to find the right hat for a larger head size, which is why custom sizing matters. Carefully measuring your head is much better than using a hat sizing chart, however you can use both methods to determine your size.

    Enhance Your Style with the Perfect Fitting Hat

    As sophisticated as your tastes are, Fashionable Hats strives to meet and go above your expectations with the quality of our products. With the head measuring device and perfectly sized products, you'll always feel stylish and ready for any occasion.

    Shop our wide selection of contemporary hats for men and fashionable hats for women. If you'd like to shop by style, there are plenty of categories to choose from:

    Have you found a post on our Instagram @fashionablehats? You can also shop by look.

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    Hat stretcher & maintainer

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    This item help stretch my hat that was a bit small

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