How to Find the Right Hat Size For Yourself

In the midst of one of the coldest winters in recent years, there’s no bigger priority than warmth, and there’s no better way to keep warm than with a Russian Ushanka Hat. However, your Ushanka isn’t going to be much help to you if it’s not in the correct size, but do not worry, we’re here to help make sure your hat fits just right!

First, wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your head, just above the ears and eyebrows to the nearest 1/4 of an inch. Traditionally it is better to have a hat that fits looser than tighter.


Next, take a look at our conversion chart below:

Hat Size

Measurement Around Head American Hat Size Russian Hat Size


7  3/8

59 cm


23 1/2” 7  1/2

60 cm


24” 7  5/8

61 cm


24 3/8” 7  3/4

62 cm

XXL 24 7/8” 7  7/8

63 cm


Correlate the circumference of your head to the appropriate size, and then you’re ready to order and enjoy your Russian Ushanka!

For some of your who are visual learners, we’ve included a video just for you!

  • Hellen

    Good to know. Thank you for the video.

    • TheRussianStore

      We are glad to be of help. If you have any questions, please let us know.

  • Mike

    What if you buy one that ism a bit too small, can you make it bigger?

    • TheRussianStore

      Hi Mike,
      We would suggest you to measure your head size, as it is described here, before purchasing your hat. However, if the hat you bought does not fit you properly, please let us know, and we’ll advise you how to proceed with its exchange.