# The sizes of berets

Determining the size of a beret, as of any other headwear, starts with measuring the head circumference. This measurement makes the size of a beret.

The beret’s diameter is calculated using the school formula for determining the length of a circumference. If the head circumference equals 56 (cm), then the diameter is:

• d = 56/π =17.8 (cm).

Considering the features of the beret’s fabric, such as density, texture and elasticity, the allowance that should be added to the required smaller diameter of the beret, is determined.

Important: if the fabric has stretching feature, 1-2 (cm) should be deducted from the determined diameter. If the beret is supposed to have the lining and the main used fabric is dense, then 0.5-1 (cm) should be added to the diameter.

In the classic version of berets the diameter of the upper part equals the head semi-circumference, and in the bulky version of berets it’s 3-7 (cm) bigger than usual.

The particular features for choosing a beret:

1. The model of the beret, if:

• it’s until ears, then the depth of the beret equals 1/3 part of the head circumference;
• it covers the half of the ear, 1-1.5 (cm) allowance is added to the beret’s depth;
• it’s until the earlobe, 2-3 (cm) allowance is added to the beret’s depth.

2. Face shape.

3. Seasonality and fabric.

4. Color.

Measurement (inches)  Measurement (cm)  US Size  Size
21 53 6 5/8 XS
21 1/2 54 6 3/4 S
21 5/8 55 6 7/8 S
22 1/8 56 7 M
22 1/2 57 7 1/8 M
23 58 7 1/4 L
23 3/8 59 7 3/8 L
23 3/4 60 7 1/2 XL
24 61 7 5/8 XL
24 1/2 62 7 3/4 XXL
25 63 7 7/8 XXL
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Youth berets*
Size  US Size  Measurement (inches)  Measurement (cm)
S 6-1/8-6-1/4 19-1/8-19-1/2 49-50
M 6-3/8-6-1/2 19-3/4-20-1/4 51-52
L 6-5/8-6-3/4 20-3/4-21-1/8 53-54
XL 6-7/8-7 21-1/2-21-7/8 55-56
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Children's berets sizes*
Size  Measurement (inches)  Measurement (cm)
- 18 1/2 47
6 19 48
6 1/8 19 3/8 49.2
6 1/4 19 3/4 50.2
6 3/8 20 1/8 51
6 1/2 20 1/2 52
6 5/8 20 7/8 53
6 3/4 21 1/4 54
6 7/8 21 5/8 55
7 22 55.9
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