How to Choose a Hat that Fits Your Face Shape?

For many people, they would encounter some problems when buying a hat. In most cases, we just see the hat looks very cool and chic on the mannequin, and then we won’t hesitate to buy this hat. But not everyone looks as good as the model when wearing the hat. We may realize that the hat looks unsatisfactory on our head. Then you get trapped in a vicious cycle wherein every hat seems weird and silly on your head. It’s time to change your hat-paranoid and make a new choice. The most important thing is to choose a nice hat based on the shape of your face, which will add sharpness to your appearance and makes you more recognizable.  

If you are not sure about the shape of your face, you can measure your face from forehead to jawline in the first place. Measure your forehead with a tape measure from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the other’s peak. Write down the measurements. Then measure your cheekbones. You can measure the distance across your upper cheeks by starting from the bump below the outside corner of one eye to the other eye.

Next measure your jawline with a tape measure. Measure your jawline from the bottom tip of your chin to the bottom of your ears. Lastly, measure the length of your face. Measure it from the center of your forehead to the bottom tip of your chin, and then write down the measurements.

After measuring your face, the next step is to determine your face shape. Basically, face shape can be divided into oval face, round face, oblong face, heart-shaped face, square face and triangle face. People with oval faces have a slightly larger forehead than their jawline, and the angle of the jaw is a bit more round. The round face has the same width and length with a round chin. The cheeks are full and the hairline is round. An oblong face is longer than its width. People who have oblong face have the similar size in their forehead, cheekbones and jawlines. A heart-shaped face features the narrowest chin, broad forehead, and wide cheekbones. The square face with its length is equal to its width. A triangle face features a large jawline, slightly small cheekbones and forehead.

Lastly, you can choose a hat for your face shape. For people who have an oval face, they can wear all kinds of hats. Such as bucket hats, beret, fedora hats, flat hats and more. You can just pick any of these hats based on your personal preference and style. People with round faces should choose a hat that can add some asymmetry to your appearance. You can perfect handle some hats, such as fedoras and baseball caps. For people with long faces can choose to wear hats with flared brim and low crown, such as a sunhat, wide-brimmed hat or fedora. For heart-shaped faces, they can wear a hat with a medium brim, such as a fedora in medium sized brim, a boater, or a beret. These hats will go well with your face. People with square faces can try circular style hats. Your symmetrical face needs a round cap to soften the edges of the face, such as a sun hat or a cowboy hat. People who have triangle face can try many hats.