Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hat Measurements by General Age

Probably one of my all-time favorite hat pictures.  I love my three-year old, but I'll admit, sometimes I do miss the little toddler that she used to be.

As long as I'm posting things that I've found helpful (and want to have for my own easy reference), here's a little measurement chart that I often use for reference.  These aren't exact of course, but they've provided a pretty good guide for me over the years.

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Head/Hat Sizes:  

Note:  Crocheted hats fit best when they are about 1 to 1 1/2 inches smaller around than the head circumference of the hats owner.  

0 to 6 months--    Hat Measurement Circumference: 13" – 15.5 "  Hat height= 6.5 - 7" 

6 to 12 months--  Hat Measurement: 15.5” to 17.5” Hat height = 7.5" 

1 to 3 years--  Hat Measurement: 17.5" to 18.5" Hat height = 8" 

3 - 10 years-- Hat Measurement: 18.5" to 19.5"  Hat height =8.5" 

Pre-teens and Teens--Hat Measurement: 19.5 " to 21"  Hat height 9-10" 

Adult Woman--  Hat Measurement :  21" - 22"  Hat height = 11"  

Adult Man--  Hat Measurement:  22" - 24"  Hat height = 11"-11.5" 
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I don't generally measure the adult woman or man all that much, since I have my husband's and my head to use for reference.  But, depending on what size my little girl is at any given time, I've often found the other measurements to be invaluable.


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  1. So cute. The men and women sizes are the ones I use for stitched, formed hats too.

  2. This is helpful for me now. I am making some crocheted hat for my niece, but I want it to be a suprise and I didn't know how to figure out what size a 3 year old little girl need :)