Monday, 18 November 2013

New and improved hat sizing chart FREE!

We all need to give my wonderful hubby a big, standing round of applause. The poor guy is hanging round the house with a broken foot, and he took that time to type out my hat chart, fix my terrible math, and remake it into this wonderfully easy to use chart. Inches on top, centimetres on bottom. I hope you enjoy this and that you find it useful. Remember that the "crown" is the diameter (from edge to edge) of the circle with increasing stitches. So here it is:










Alternately, if you have your circumference of the head you are trying to make a hat for you can type it into this handy-dandy online calculator I found.  Or if you have made your increasing rows in your crown and wonder how big the hat will be you can type in that info. Or if you are old school and just enjoy using a paper in pencil (in which case I suggest you seek medical attention) there is always the C=πD where the c stands for circumference and d stands for diameter. Clear as mud?

This is a ©Knotty Knotty Crochet chart, and may not under any circumstances be sold in whole or in part. Duplication is by written permission only.


3 comments:

  1. This is a great chart! Do you use negative ease with hats, and if so, does it vary with age? Or knitted vs crocheted?

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    1. Not too sure what you mean when you say 'negative ease'? I don't knit, so perhaps if someone knows if this would work with knitting they could leave a comment here? Glad you like the chart TracyKM!

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  2. Hey Kristi! Negative ease is making something smaller than the body part it is intended to fit, so it will stretch into a comfortably snug fit. Knitting usually stretches more than crochet for me, so I'd knit a hat 17" around to fit a child with a 18-19" head circumference so it stays snugly in place on the head. I suspect your chart is more of a head size chart than a hat size chart. I've been having an awful time trying to create or find a simple single crochet or half double crochet beanie type pattern for double knitting weight yarn. The crown is never shaped quite right and my increase rounds continue so far down there are very few even rounds so the whole thing looks odd. I dont want gathers at the top, I want it to fit smoothly against the head everywhere. I'd surely welcome any suggestions if you have any. Thanks from Linda, a fellow Canuck!

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