Buying a new cocked hat for your impression is relatively easy — many vendors sell finished hats or blanks if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. However, you often have to know your hat size. To find this, take a flexible tape measure like the kind used for sewing and measure your head about 1″ above your eyebrows around the back on the occipital bun (the bump on the back of your head where the spine enters the skull). Pull snug, but not too tight, as this is how tight your hat will be.

Convert your measurement using the following chart:



Head Measurement (in inches) Hat size
19 3/8″ 6 1/8
19 3/4″ 6 1/4
20 1/4″ 6 3/8
20 3/4″ 6 1/2
21 1/4″ 6 5/8
21 1/2″ 6 3/4
21 3/4″ 6 7/8
22 1/4″ 7
22 1/2″ 7 1/8
23″ 7 1/4
23 3/8″ – 23 1/2″ 7 3/8
23 3/4″ 7 1/2
24″ 7 5/8
24 1/2″ 7 3/4
25″ 7 7/8
25 1/4″ 8

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