Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hat Sizes Chart

Here is a basic guideline for the hats that I make. I always measure my crown before continuing onto the non-increasing rows. You might have to play around with hook size depending on how tightly you crochet. I use worsted weight yarn for the monkey hats and a chunky yarn (size 5) for the owl hats, but use the same scale. If anyone has any other suggestions of how to measure finished hat sizes before finishing and finding out the hat is too big or small, let me know and I'll add the info in! Hope this helps!

*When I say "crown size" I mean the size of the circle before continuing with the non-increasing rows measured from one side to the other. When I say "hat height" it is from the centre of the first row to the bottom of the hat.
It should also be noted that this is a use at your own risk chart, as it makes sense in my little pea-brain, but might not be accurate for everyone.

AGE            HEAD CIRC.      HAT HEIGHT    CROWN SIZE     # of increasing rows on
                                                                                                            owl and
                                                                                                         monkey hat

0-3 month       13-14"                  5.5"-6"            approx 10.5 cm           4 rows G hook

3-6 month       14-17"                  6.5-7"             approx 11-13 cm           4 rows H hook

6-12 month     16-19"                  7.5"                approx 13-15 cm           4 rows I hook

12mo-3 year     18-20"                 8"                   approx 14-15.6 cm           5 rows H hook

3-10 year          19-20 1/2"           8.5"                approx 15-16 cm           5 rows I hook

Alternately you can try experimenting with the math equation C=πD  where d stands for diameter, and c for circumference. For example if you want the circumference of the hat to fit a 41 cm head you want your diameter of the crown to be approx. 13 cm because (π)(13) would equal a 40.82 circumference. But thats just the math geek in me talking :) You tube has a great little tutorial for the mathematically challenged.


  1. this is very useful !! thanks a lot

  2. Thank you so much.
    I have been trying to find something like this.

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  5. You may refer to the sizing chart above if you need to convert a medium to an actual hat sizes.