Glencroft Size Chart/Wool Care
Glencroft Country Wear Sizing Charts:
Some of our hats are sold in 11 traditional hat sizes (6 3/4 – 8), some are S – XXL, and some are ‘One Size’. Please view the chart below for a comparison.
Measure your head by taking a measuring tape and place it around the circumference of the head, slightly above the ears. This will give you our hat size in inches. When choosing a hat size don’t get something too tight as you may get a headache and don’t get one that’s too loose as it will blow off in a strong wind – like Goldilocks, pick one in the middle and it will be just right!
As you’ll see in the chart below, hats sold in S, M, L, XL, XXL tend to bridge more sizes than standard UK hat sizes. For example a medium (M) will likely comfortably fit both a UK 6 7/8 and a 7 head size.
Adult Hat Measuring Chart:
|UK||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|
|US||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|
|Inches||21 5/8||22||22 1/2||22 3/4||23 1/4||23 5/8||24||24 1/2||24 3/4||25 1/4||25 5/8|
Approximate sizes for Glencroft cardigans and jumpers. Whilst we aim to produce jumpers to these sizes, some styles can vary due to design, yarn and finishing.
Glencroft Unisex Chunky Jumpers Size Guide:
NB: These sizes apply to almost all men’s and ladies jumpers with the exception of the fitted ladies jumpers and cardigans detailed below.
|Arm hole (Inches)||8.5||9||9.5||10||10|
|Arm hole (CM)||22||23||24||25||26|
Glencroft Fitted Ladies Jumpers Size Guide:
NB: These sizes only apply to jumpers RA10 Merino Wool Funnel Neck and RC35 Cross Over Cardigan.
|Arm hole (Inches)||8.5||9||9.5||10|
|Arm hole (CM)||22||23||24||25|
Glencroft Kids Jumpers Size Guide:
|12/18 months||2/3 years||4/5 years|
How do I clean my Glencroft wool product?
Wool jumpers, scarves and travel rugs
All our jumpers are 100% wool so we recommend hand wash only in cold water with wool detergent (such as Woolite) and dry flat. Avoid any spinning or direct heat as both can shrink/felt the wool.
The best way to wash them in our opinion is to put some cold water in a bath with some wool detergent, let them soak for 10 minutes or so, then gently wash by hand. Then rinse thoroughly with more cold water. Dry the jumper or cardigan flat, first by lying it between towels and getting rid of most of the excess, then leave it to dry naturally. Placing flat across the top of an airer or clothes horse is perfect. Try to avoid hanging when wet as this can stretch the jumper.
It’s important to note though that wool really doesn’t have to be washed very often. It’s an amazing fibre that’s both breathable and anti-bacterial – unlike man-made fibres. You can wear wool jumpers for weeks without the need for washing. They won’t smell or look dirty.
More information can be found on the Woolmark website – https://www.woolmark.com/about-wool/wool-care/how-to-wash-a-wool-sweater/
Why does my wool product smell?
Most of our wool products WILL SMELL LIKE WOOL. We don’t bleach or dye our products more than is necessary and use natural 100% British Wool for most of them. Our undyed woollen knitwear, particularly our cream or cream nep jumpers, scarves and hats, will maintain the strong smell of real wool.
Many wool products you find on the high street will have lost this gorgeous natural smell due to all the processes that the fibres are subjected to, many people now don’t realise that wool as a natural fibre has it’s own smell.
We love it, it reminds us that this is a real natural product, made by sheep eating grass in the British countryside.