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    HOW TO SELECT A HAT SIZE

    We offer 8 different sizes within our selection of handmade hat. Information about each size can be found below. Please consider the following factors when selecting a hat size:

    1.  Because of style, design and/or fibers used in making certain hats, not all hats are available in every size.
    2.  Head sizes vary greatly. If after reading our general information about head size, their is concern about selecting the proper one, consider actually measuring the head. Further instructions are provided below.
    3. Their are periods of rapid and changing head growth. Sizes change most rapidly with young children, especially infants. Usually, but not always, a child by about the age of 8 has attained the size he/she will keep for the remainder of life. Factors, such as hair amount and thickness may change after this period, however
    4. The amount and thickness of hair should be considered when choosing a hat size.
    5.  Please consider personal preferences when selecting a hat size. How snug ? How roomy ?
    6.  When measuring the head, we suggest 2 measurements. The widest circumfrence around the head covering the mid-forehead AND from the very middle & top of the head to the bottom edge of the ear lobe (Length). Measurements given below are in inches. Occasionally, measurements will fall into more than one size category. Please contact us for assistance if unsure of the best size hat to order. Send us an email on our CONTACT US link, choosing "general information."
    7. Sizing up is recommended when in doubt and especially with young children (0-8 years).

    INFORMATION ABOUT SPECIFIC SIZES OF HOLSTON MOUNTAIN HAT PROJECT HATS

    Please refer to # 6 above for measuring guidelines if necessaary.

    • DOLL General: Doll hats will fit any doll with a head size comparable to the American Girl Doll. These hats may also fit some premature babies.
    • NEWBORN  General: Because the heads of newborns grow most rapidly in the first year of life, the Newborn Hats are designed to be roomy and stretchy and may appear too large for the newborn (first few weeks of life). Since all of our Newborn-size hats are in a simple beanie style, they will fit well when rolling up the bottom edge for new babies. This allows the hat to be used throughout the first few months of life. The bottom edge can be rolled back down, as the baby's head grows. Most new babies will be able to fit in the Newborn size hat from 0-3 months old. Please note that size changes and rates of head growth can vary greatly during this period in life.
    • X-SMALL  General: These hats are small yet stretchy. Many infants age 3-12 months will be able to wear this size. Some toddlers with smaller heads will also fit into an XS. Please note that size changes and rates of head growth can vary greatly during this period of life.
    • SMALL  General: Size Small will fit many toddlers and pre-schoolers. Some infants with larger heads as well as school age children with smaller heads will fit well into a size Small. Please note that size changes and rates of head growth can vary greatly during this period of life. Consider hair amount and thickness when determining a proper size.
    • MEDIUM  General: Size Medium will fit for many school-age children, some adults and adolesants with smaller heads and some toddlers and preschoolers with larger heads. Please note that head sizes can vary greatly. Consider hair amount and thickness when determining a proper size.
    • LARGE General: Size Large fits many Adults. Some children with larger heads will fit best in a size Large. Please note that head sizes can vary greatly. Consider hair amount and thickness when determining a proper size.
    • X-LARGE General: The XL size will fit adults with a larger than average head size. Please note that head sizes can vary greatly. Consider hair amount and thickness when determining a proper size.
    • XX-LARGE General: The XXL size will fit adults with very large head sizes. Please note that head sizes vary greatly. Consider hair amount and thickness when determining a proper size.

    MEASUREMENT CHART FOR SIZING HEADS

                             Circumfrence (inches)                                                  Length (inches)

    DOLL                        10-12.5                                                                          4

    NEWBORN                12-15                                                                       4.25-4.75

    X-SMALL                   16-18                                                                           5-5.5

    SMALL                       18-20                                                                           6-6.5

    MEDIUM                     20-22                                                                           7-8

    LARGE                       22-23                                                                           8-8.5

    X-LARGE                   24-25                                                                           8.5-9

    XX-LARGE                  25+                                                                               9+         



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