EXPERIMENT WITH KIDS HATS (AND HEADS)
To verify our theory we conducted "human trials" involving 4 kids with the same head circumference, but different head shapes and a huge pile of different kids hats for every season. There were summer beanies, double-cotton spring hats, winter hat-scarves...you name it! We tried them all on, took pictures and examined the fitting together with our technical design team. And the results were pleasing - in the sense that we now had something to tell you, that would make your life as a parent a bit easier. Here goes:
- Baggy hats such as KLAUS and DIRK work better on cylinder shaped heads
- Peaked kids hats such as BO, SUN and CO are made for rounder shapes and so is baby hat HAPPY.
- Hat-scarves like BREDEN, BREM and CLAVAN suit all head shapes equally well, so does summer hat SVENU and all its equals (like for example summer hat UKU)
From left to right: head with big hair, cylinder head, round head, irregular head
While head shape is a considerably new factor in choosing kids hats, the circumference has always been key. During our time in hat business we have determined that in order to really get it right, you have to measure your kid's head circumference correctly. There are a few key elements to consider:
Measure straight around the head from its widest angle. If hair is thick or braided, take that into account.
Use a flexible measuring tape, keeping it as tight as possible while not squeezing the head.
Pick a hat according to these results not by the size of your previous kids hats.
Here's the size/age chart that will also help you a lot: