First, I'd like to say hello to you all and thank whomever it was that posted the name of this site on Badger and Blade. I'm glad to be here.
I have a quick question about hat sizing. Having a fairly small head, I can't find any fedoras in large stores that fit me - either they're too wide or the crown is too tall, or both. So, I looked around online at a number of vintage hats and was happy to see that they are actually sized in 1/4 size increments, not
only small/medium/large/"one size".
I measured around my head, just above my ears. The measuring tape was firm but not squeezed tight against my skull, and I'd say it's a 22"
Silly question perhaps, but how much larger do you all go with for a hat's inner circumference vs. that of your head?
For example, a hat I was looking at online is 22.25" inside - would that 1/4" (or perhaps a tiny bit more) be too loose or too tight, or...?
Thanks for helping a new guy out.