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Hat stretcher for increasing your hat's size. Designed in wood and metal.
Two sizes are SM: 7 to 7 3/8 or LXL: 7 1/2 to 7 3/4.
Determining your hat size is quick and easy. All you need is some sort of tape measure or string that can be measured.
Place the tape around your head right above your ear. It should across your mid-forehead, 1/8" above your ear, completely circling your head, and taut.
Then use the chart below to find your 'Label' size. If you are in between sizes choose the next largest size.
Use this chart to determine your Hat Size. We use the fitted row for our products.
|Fitted||6 5/8||6 3/4||6 7/8||7||7 1/8||7 1/4||7 3/8||7 1/2||7 5/8||7 3/4||7 7/8||8|
|20 7/8||21 1/4||21 5/8||22||22 3/8||22 3/4||23 1/8||23 1/2||23 7/8||24 1/4||24 5/8||25|
The Panama hat is a finely woven hat made out of toquilla palms on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. The finer the weave, the finer the hat. A hat that is considered to be of 'Ultrafino' grade contains at least 600 weaves per square inch and takes about 6 months to make. When the company was started in 2003 the first hat ever sold was an Ultrafino grade Panama Hat. The name Ultrafino had a certain feeling of excitement, uniqueness, and quality. We wanted all of our products to radiate the same feeling of owning an Ultrafino grade hat. And so began Ultrafino Panama Hats.
Ultrafino means ultra-fine in Spanish and it has become the raw definition of the company. Everything we do is aligned to the name. We strive to provide ultra-fine customer service while providing ultra-fine quality hats.
Our brimmed hats are shipped in a specialty shipping box designed to protect the crown and brim during transit. Note, we do not recommend this box for long term storage, rather consider purchasing our hatbox for proper storage.
We offer complimentary standard shipping for U.S. orders over $150
30-day return and exchange policy (learn more)
Items on sale do not qualify for free exchanges. Items must be unworn with tags attached to qualify for returns.
We guarantee your hat will arrive correctly otherwise we will replace it.
If you are unsure of your size even after measuring, we recommend you purchase our hat size reducer.
I bought an Ultrafino hat that was too small and so then ordered this hat stretcher to see if I could get a better fit by using it on the hat. It is a very simple device but works quite well. I can heartily recommend this product.
I have a big head, so hats are very often too small for me even in larger sizes. This is where this very useful tool comes in. It is extremely efficient.
Well built hat stretcher for big-heads like me!
Simple tool for hat maintenance… works good.
The product photo is misleading. I bought this stretcher, and paid more for it than others, because the photo represents it as having tapered, rather than square, sides. It does not, they are square, or approximately so. I modified the ends that sit on the sides of the sweatband by sanding them to approximately a 7 degree angle. Used a disc sander. Left the front and rear of the stretcher square. Took me an hour or so to finish the fit on the stretcher. Fits well now in all of my hats.
The original quality of the stretcher I would say is mediocre. It was produced in a hurry. The wooden parts are not truly sanded to a consistent profile, band saw marks are evident on the inner and outer curves, the pieces are just not well-finished. But it works.