Our Guide to Kids' Hat Sizes: Ensuring the Perfect Fit for Your Little Ones

Finding the right hat size for kids is essential for their comfort and style.

A well-fitted hat not only looks great but also ensures protection from the elements.

In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about kids' hat sizes, how to measure for the perfect fit, and showcase some of the best kids' hats available.

Why Proper Fit Matters for Kids Hats

A properly fitted hat is crucial for kids as it ensures comfort and proper protection. Ill-fitting hats can cause discomfort and may not provide adequate protection from the sun or cold. Ensuring the right fit helps kids feel comfortable and confident in their hats.

How to Measure Your Child’s Head

  • Tools Needed: Soft measuring tape, paper, and pen.
  • Instructions:
    1. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your child’s head, just above the eyebrows and ears.
    2. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight.
    3. Note the measurement in inches or centimeters.
    4. Divide the size by 3.14 to determine the hat size.
  • Tips: Measure more than once to ensure accuracy.

Growth Considerations

Kids grow quickly, so it's important to consider growth when choosing hat sizes. Adjustable hats are a great option as they can be resized to accommodate growing heads.

Types of Kids' Hats and Their Sizing

Different types of hats have different sizing considerations:

  • Snapbacks: Adjustable and can fit a range of sizes.
  • Fitted Hats: Come in specific sizes and require accurate measurements.
  • Beanies: Usually one-size-fits-all but can come in various sizes.
  • Sun Hats: Often have adjustable straps for a secure fit.

Common Sizing Mistakes to Avoid

  • Guessing the Size: Always measure instead of guessing.
  • Ignoring Growth: Choose hats with room for growth.
  • Not Checking Fit Regularly: Kids’ heads grow, so check the fit periodically.

Ensuring Comfort and Style

  • Comfort: Choose hats made from comfortable, breathable materials.
  • Style: Let kids choose designs they love to ensure they’ll wear the hat regularly.

Kid Size Models That We Carry

Richardson Youth Hats - 112Y Trucker Adjustable Cap

  • Description: Designed specifically for kids, this cap features a classic trucker style with a breathable mesh back and adjustable snapback closure.
  • Key Features:
    • Adjustable Snapback
    • Breathable Mesh Back
    • Durable Construction
    • Variety of Colors and Designs
  • Sizing Information: Fits head sizes ranging from 6 3/8 - 6 5/8 inches, suitable for ages 3-6 years.
  • Materials: Cotton twill front panels, polyester mesh back panels.
  • Color Options:
    • Heather Grey / Black
    • Heather Grey / White
    • Black
    • Navy
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, do not bleach, lay flat to dry.
  • View: The Richardson 112Y Trucker Adjustable Cap

Flexfit - Youth Cotton Blend Cap (Flexfit Kids Baseball Cap)

  • Description: The Flexfit Kids Baseball Cap offers a comfortable and snug fit for kids with its flexible and stretchable design. This cap combines style and functionality, making it a great choice for everyday wear.
  • Key Features:
    • Flexfit Technology: Ensures a perfect fit with its flexible and stretchable band.
    • Cotton Blend Fabric: Provides a soft and comfortable feel, suitable for all-day wear.
    • Classic Design: Timeless look that suits any occasion, from casual outings to sports activities.
    • Variety of Colors: Available in multiple colors to match your child's wardrobe.
  • Sizing Information:
    • Hat Size: 6 1/2 - 7
  • Materials: Cotton blend
  • Color Options:
    • Black
    • Dark Grey
    • Navy
    • Red
    • Royal
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, do not bleach, lay flat to dry.
  • View: Flexfit Kids Baseball Cap

New Era® - Youth Stretch Mesh Cap

  • Description: The New Era® Youth Stretch Mesh Cap combines style, comfort, and breathability, making it an ideal choice for active kids. The stretch mesh panels ensure a comfortable fit that adapts to your child's head size.
  • Key Features:
    • Stretch Mesh Panels: Provide a flexible fit and enhanced breathability.
    • Structured Crown: Maintains shape and offers a stylish look.
    • Moisture-Wicking Sweatband: Keeps kids dry and comfortable during physical activities.
    • Available in Various Colors: Multiple color options to suit your child's preferences.
  • Sizing Information:
    • Youth Sizes:
      • Toddler/Child: 6 - 6 3/8
      • Child/Youth: 6 1/2 - 6 3/4
  • Materials: Cotton twill front panels, polyester mesh panels.
  • Color Options:
    • Black / Black
    • Black / White
    • Deep Navy / Deep Navy
    • Deep Navy / White
    • Royal / White
    • Scarlet Red / White
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, do not bleach, lay flat to dry.
  • View: New Era Kids Stretch Fit Baseball Cap

Sport-Tek® Youth PosiCharge® RacerMesh® Cap

  • Description: Designed for active kids, the Sport-Tek® Youth PosiCharge® RacerMesh® Cap ensures durability and breathability. Its PosiCharge® technology keeps colors vibrant wash after wash.
  • Key Features:
    • PosiCharge® Technology: Maintains color and prevents fading.
    • RacerMesh® Fabric: Lightweight and highly breathable for maximum comfort.
    • Moisture-Wicking: Keeps kids dry during physical activities.
    • Adjustable Closure: Ensures a secure and customizable fit.
  • Sizing Information:
    • Hat Size: 6 3/8 - 7 1/8
    • Head Size: 20 1/8 - 23 3/8 inches
  • Materials: 100% Polyester RacerMesh®
  • Color Options:
    • Black
    • Graphite
    • True Navy
    • True Red
    • True Royal
    • White
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold with like colors, do not bleach, tumble dry low.
  • View: Sport-Tek Youth Dry Zone Baseball Cap


Finding the right hat size for kids is essential for comfort and style. By following the tips in this guide and measuring accurately, you can ensure a perfect fit for your child's hat. Don't forget to check out our collection of kids' hats for a variety of styles and sizes that your little ones will love.


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