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Adjusting the Size of Your SunBody Palm Leaf Hat

Everyone has differing preferences on how they like their hats to fit. As you may well know, with any given size there is actually a range of variations. Generally, you can get the best fit by actually trying on different hats. See also: How to Determine Your Hat Size (VIDEO)

 

SunBody manufactures two types of hats: Guatemalan palm leaf and Mexican palm leaf.

 

Guatemalan Palm Leaf

 

The Guatemalan palm leaf hats have a foam-padded cotton twill sweatband that tends to shrink about 1% with heat and moisture. This is about 1/2 of a hat size (1/16" diameter). If you are buying a GUATEMALAN hat, we recommend buying a hat that is just a little bit loose to allow for this shrinkage. This usually means buying one size larger than you normally wear.

 

Mexican Palm Leaf

 

The Mexican palm leaf hats have an imitation leather sweatband that does not shrink. These hats tend to run a little large. On the MEXICAN hats, you should buy your normal size.

 

SunBody Hats checks the size of every hat at their shop in Houston. When they find a hat to be a different size from that shown on the label, we put a gummed paper sticker over the old size with the correct size showing. Thus, if you receive one of these hats with the paper sticker showing a different size, you will know why.

 

Factors That May Affect the Fit of a Hat

  • Tightness of the Hat Band

    - Loosening or tightening the hatband can change the size of a hat by as much as two sizes.
  • Moisture

    - When wet, the palm has absorbed water and expanded, making the hat fit tighter. This will be the case just after shaping the hat. As it dries, it will loosen up. Wearing the hat when it is wet will help it to conform to shape and size of your head.
  • Length of Hair

    - If you've just had a hair cut, your hat will fit a little more loosely than when it has grown out.

 

NOTE: The difference between one hat size and the next is only 1/8" (inch) in diameter (from side-to-side).
That's only 1/16" (inch) on each side of your head! So, a little bit of difference in size can make a lot of difference in feel.

 

If all else fails, you may return your hat to exchange it for a different size. See also: Return/Exchange Policy

 

Use the following chart to determine your SunBody Hats size:

 

Head Circumference

Recommended Size

SIZE RANGE MEXICAN PALM LEAF GUATEMALAN PALM LEAF
18-7/8" - 19" 6 6 1/8
19" - 19-1/2" 6 1/8 6 1/4
19-1/2" - 19-7/8" 6 1/4 6 3/8
19-7/8" - 20-1/4" 6 3/8 6 1/2
20-1/4" - 20-5/8" 6 1/2 6 5/8
20-5/8" - 21" 6 5/8 6 3/4
21" - 21-3/8" 6-3/4 6-7/8
21-3/8" - 21-3/4" 6-7/8 7
21-3/4" - 22-1/4" 7 7-1/8
22-1/4 - 22-5/8" 7 1/8 7 1/4
22-5/8" - 23" 7 1/4 7 3/8
23" - 23-3/8" 7 3/8 7 1/2
23-3/8" - 23-3/4" 7 1/2 7 5/8
23-3/4" - 24-1/8" 7 5/8 7 3/4
24-1/8" - 24-1/2" 7 3/4 7 7/8
24-1/2" - 24-7/8" 7 7/8 8
24-7/8" - 25-3/8" 8 8-1/8
25-3/8" - 25-3/4" 8-1/8 8-1/4
25-3/4" - 26-1/8" 8-1/4 8-3/8


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