Glamorous Hats

BallyBoy Design: Our Hats

Ireland is famous for its milliners and love of hats. Every social occasion in Ireland is a glorious parade of the Irish milliner’s art. We match our capes with a range of bespoke and ready-to-wear elegant and glamorous hats made for us by two of Ireland’s best contemporary milliners. Margaret O’Connor, who trained with Phillip Treacy, brings flair and imagination to our bespoke range and Wendy Louise Knight has created a chic and desirable ready-to-wear collection for BallyBoy Design.

Hat Size

Some of our hats are one size fits all e.g. the side-tilt berets and the tear drop. The Fedora, Cloche, Riding Cap and Trilby all come in different sizes. Hat size is based on the circumference of the head. In order to determine your proper hat size, you must take a measurement of your head. Using a tape measure, measure your head about one-half inch above your eyebrows where your hat will rest. Be certain that the tape measure is straight, not twisted. Alternatively, you can use a piece of string to measure your head, and then measure the length of the string with a ruler. If you are not certain about size, or are between sizes, buy the larger size or contact BallyBoy Design.

Use the chart below to determine your hat size based on the measurement you take.

Head Size in Inches

US Hat Size

General Hat Size

Metric Size Cms

20 7/8 6 5/8 Small 53
21 1/8 6 3/4 Small 54
21 1/2 6 7/8 Small 55
21 7/8 7 Medium 56
22 1/4 7 1/8 Medium 57
22 5/8 7 1/4 Large 58
23 7 3/8 Large 59
23 1/2 7 1/2 Extra Large 60
23 7/8 7 5/8 Extra Large 61
24 1/4 7 3/4 Extra Large 62
24 5/8 7 7/8 Extra Extra Large 63
25 8 Extra Extra Large 64