What size Akubra Hat Should I Buy? Here's a Guide for the Perfect Fit.

What size Akubra Hat Should I Buy? Here's a Guide for the Perfect Fit.

 G'day, mates! If you're drawn to the timeless style and unmatched quality of Akubra hats, you're in the right place. But before you can rock an Akubra you've got to nail the fit. In this guide, we're going to cover the do's and don'ts of sizing your head for an iconic Akubra hat, while also delving into some crucial points to consider for that enduring fit.

Do's for Proper Measuring

  1. Start with a Flexible Measuring Tape: You'll need a soft, flexible measuring tape for this task. 

  2. Measure in Centimeters: To ensure accuracy, measure your head in centimeters. Akubra hat sizes adhere to the metric system.

  3. Choose a Comfortable Fit: Akubra hats can be snug, but the aim is for a comfortable fit that sits securely on your head without being overly tight.

  4. Measure at the Widest Part: Position the measuring tape around your head just above your ears, ensuring it's at the widest part of your head. Keep it parallel to the ground.

  5. Take Multiple Measurements: Measure your head several times to get an average. Your head size might vary slightly due to hair thickness and hairstyle and even weather!

  6. Check the Size Chart: Once you have your measurements, cross-reference them with Akubra's size chart [below] this will help you find the nearest size for your head. For in-between measurements use the next size up.

  7. Seek Assistance: If you're unsure about your measurements or need an expert opinion, don't hesitate to contact us at The Bloke Shop, or stop in to be expertly sized by one of our team members. 

Do Not's

  1. Avoid Using a Rigid Tape Measure: Rigid, metal tape measures won't provide an accurate measurement of your head, so they're not suitable for this task.

  2. Don't Pull the Tape Too Tight: When measuring your head, be sure not to pull the tape too tight. It should be snug but not uncomfortable.

  3. Don't Round Up or Down (yet): Stick to your actual measurements. Akubra hat sizes are precise, so each centimeter matters. Once you've determined the exact measurement, if it's in-between sizes, then round up.

  4. Don't Skip the Estimations: Don't guess your head size based on the hat size you usually wear. Akubra sizes can differ from other brands, so it's essential to measure.

  5. Don't Forget About Seasonal Changes: Your head size may change with the seasons. If you plan to wear your Akubra hat year-round, consider measuring your head in both summer and winter conditions.

Additional Sizing Tips for an Enduring Fit

  • Sheepskin Inner Band: Keep in mind that the sheepskin inner band of your hat may shrink slightly with use. So, if your hat feels snug initially, don't expect it to "loosen up" significantly. 

  • Conforming to Your Head Shape: Over time, your Akubra hat will conform to your head shape. Initially, if your hat feels slightly loose, you can use folded tissue placed behind the inner band. Remove the tissue as the hat naturally adjusts to your head shape.

  • Unique Head Shapes: Remember that heads come in all sizes and an astonishing variety of shapes. Akubra hats are adaptable and will typically conform to minor variations in head shape with some wearing. 


Ensuring a proper fit for your Akubra hat is crucial for both comfort and style. Remember to measure your head accurately, use a soft measuring tape, and consult Akubra's size chart for your perfect fit. If you need assistance, feel free to reach out to The Bloke Shop. Additionally, refer to the Akubra Size Guide at the bottom of this article for further information.

So, grab your measuring tape, follow the dos and don'ts, and find your ideal Akubra hat size. Your head deserves nothing but the best – an Akubra!

Happy hat shopping, and may your Akubra be the crowning glory of your Aussie style!

Akubra Size Guide - What size Akubra should I buy***At The Bloke Shop we offer a free hat stretching service for Akrubas, if your old Akubra hat is feeling snug and you live in the Adelaide area, pop in and see us. Hats take approx. a week to stretch and often there is a wait time to get your hat on the Akubra stretcher so please plan to drop it off at a time you won't be needing to wear it for at least a month.

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Helped me decide between two different styles and sizes without going to a store. Went with an Avalon and so far so good.


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