Hats are a staple in the crochet world but they can be a bit tricky to size, so we’ve gathered 7 of the most popular measurements for you to use as a guide and some tips to help you crochet the right size!
Before you get started, here are some things to know:
How to measure:
- To measure for the circumference of a hat (around), use a fabric tape measure from the center of the forehead and wrap snugly around the head.
- To measure for the height of a hat (tall), use a fabric tape measure from the crown (top) of the head, down to the center of the ear.
Sizes by age:
- Sizes by age may differ, so always measure the head first for the best fit (not all newborns have a 12” head, and a five-year-old may have an “adult size” head).
Sizes by style:
- This size guide can not account for all hat styles; some styles will be fitted (exact) measurements, and some will be oversized (larger) measurements.
Gauge and size:
- When following a pattern, be sure to use the same yarn and hook size a pattern indicates so that your gauge matches the pattern gauge.
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