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LovieDovieAnn
« on: October 14, 2009 04:16:41 PM »

All the cute hats I love are never the right size for me (giant head) and my three year old. So I'm trying to just make things on a larger or smaller scale which isn't too difficult, really. I run into a problem when determining when to stop increasing and continue in the round. And also where to stop to get the right length. Are there certain spots on the head that are indicators for these things? Mainly where to stop for increasing?
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boogiedu
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009 05:12:30 PM »

Head Sizes for Crochet Hats

Newborn
Head Circumference 13" - 14 "
Hat Circumference = 11.5" - 13"
Hat height = 5.5 to 6"
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Baby - 3 to 6 months
Head Circumference: 14" - 17 "
Hat height= 6.5 - 7"
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Baby - 6 to 12 months
Head Circumference: 16" - 19 "
Hat height = 7.5"
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Toddler -12 months - 3 years
Hat height = 8"
Head Circumference: 18" to 20 "
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Child - 3 - 10 years
Hat height =8.5"
Head Circumference: 19" - 20 1/2"
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Teens
Hat height 9-10"
Head Circumference: 20 1/2" - 22"
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Adult Woman
Head Circumference: 21.5" - 22.5"
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Adult Man
Head Circumference: 23" - 24"
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LovieDovieAnn
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009 10:06:18 AM »

I was really asking more of when to stop increasing based on the actual head I'm working with, not standard sizing. But thank you anyway!
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boogiedu
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009 01:38:27 PM »

I was really asking more of when to stop increasing based on the actual head I'm working with, not standard sizing. But thank you anyway!

you stop increasing when the measurement around
equals the circumference of the head size you want.
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009 02:28:31 PM »

I was really asking more of when to stop increasing based on the actual head I'm working with, not standard sizing. But thank you anyway!

you stop increasing when the measurement around
equals the circumference of the head size you want.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009 09:45:29 AM »

It would help if you measured the head prior to starting the hat. I run into this problem a lot with my daughter because she is growing so fast its hard to guess what size I will need.

Make sure to measure from the forehead to the furthest part of the back of the head (I hope that makes sense).
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009 04:52:44 PM »

you stop increasing when the measurement around
equals the circumference of the head size you want.

Wonderful, I've been wanting to know this but didn't know how to ask.  So let me be sure I have it right.... if the measurement of my head where I want the bottom of the hat to be is 22 inches, then I should begin by making a flat circle until it is 22 inches around, then do non-increase or decrease rounds until it's as tall as I want it?  And that's it? 
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boogiedu
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009 06:45:30 PM »

you stop increasing when the measurement around
equals the circumference of the head size you want.

Wonderful, I've been wanting to know this but didn't know how to ask.  So let me be sure I have it right.... if the measurement of my head where I want the bottom of the hat to be is 22 inches, then I should begin by making a flat circle until it is 22 inches around, then do non-increase or decrease rounds until it's as tall as I want it?  And that's it?  

yes, that's basically correct.
here's a image of where you wrap the tape measure
around your head to get the hat to fit.
after a few rows i always double check by laying the hat flat
 and measuring across the inside to make sure it's half
the circumference measurement.
i measure the inside because sometimes the thickness of the yarn
might make it the right size outside but not on the inside. of course, if you're making a beret or a hat that's larger than your head, then you increase more.


http://www.yarnstandards.com/headsize.html
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2009 12:36:27 PM »

This is off topic......... but how do I make a post of my own.. ? I need to ask you girls if you know what kind of material is used to make something but i cant figure out how to make a post.  Leave me  a message in my inbox , I think that is about the only thing I know how to look at... I am very new to this site !!   Thanks !
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LovieDovieAnn
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009 04:50:56 PM »

I see now. I didn't quite understand that before. It seems so common sense, but some things just don't click right off!
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