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Picking the Right Hat for Your Face Shape

August 18, 2022

Like human beings, hats come in all different shapes and sizes. Some people love to wear hats, while others aren't quite as fond of them.

If you're a hat lover, then you've probably found the right hat for your face shape. On the other hand, if you hate hats, it could be because you're not wearing the right hat for your face shape! In this brief guide, we'll walk through different hats and the right hat for face shapes.

Picking the Right Hat for Your Face Shape

Matching Your Hat to Your Face Shape

If you've ever wondered how to find the right hat for your face shape, chances are, you're not alone. It can be frustrating to spend hours trying on hats, not entirely understanding why none of them fit the way you want them to. 

Determine the Shape of Your Face

First and foremost, you'll have to figure out the shape of your face. Your face might be an oval, round, oblong, heart-shaped, triangle, or square. You can determine which form most suits your face by looking in the mirror or taking measurements if you'd like to be thorough.

Each face shape is just as it sounds, so if you're unsure at first glance, a measuring tape can be helpful. For example, a round face will be as long as it is wide, while an oval face will be longer than its width.

Once you've figured out which face shape you have, you can begin trying to find the right hat for your face shape. Remember, you should wear whatever hat makes you feel good. This guide is meant to provide you with ideas if you've gotten stuck.


If you have an oval-shaped face, you're in luck because you can wear almost any type of hat. Head to your nearest accessories store and begin experimenting because you can wear anything from flat bills to wide brim beach hats!


Round faces look incredible under the brim of a fedora, Poleberg baseball cap, or a trendy newsboy cap. Rounded crowns may emphasize the roundness of your face, not that it matters. It all depends on which features you'd like to draw attention to. 


Wide-brimmed hats with low crowns will help an oblong face appear shorter. Since many people with oblong faces have high foreheads, they may prefer beach and bucket hats to traditional baseball caps.


Those with a heart-shaped face will likely find that they look fantastic in anything, but if you want to show off your delicate features, try a fedora, beanie, or even a beret.


Our square-faced friends will look stunning in any hat that adds a bit of roundness to the face. Think bucket hats, berets, and sunhats. Avoid anything too square if you're looking to move the eyes away from that aspect of your appearance. 


Much like those with an oval face shape, people with a triangle-shaped face can wear just about any hat out there. Baseball caps, dad hats, snapbacks, berets, and sunhats will look perfect on you. All you have to do is decide what you like and go from there.

Finding the Perfect Hat for You

In reality, you can wear any hat you want, and whatever style makes you feel comfortable and confident is the style you should wear. However, you can easily accentuate the features you love about your face while drawing attention away from those you don't, just by choosing the right hat for your face shape. 

Poleberg has a wide selection of hats that we think look phenomenal on any face shape. If you're ready to start hat shopping but are unsure where to begin, contact us for help today!