Crochet Rochelle: Head Size Chart

Friday, October 18, 2013

Head Size Chart

Hey Rockers,

If you've been following the blog you know my last few patterns have been hats. While I was working on my Pretty Baby Beanie and Strawberry Slouchy (and a few other patterns I'll be adding soon) I looked around the Internet for a clear head & hat size chart so I would know the average sized head for each age, baby through adult. I was stumped. I found a few good ones, but no one chart had everything I wanted all in one place, in an easy organized sheet.

I took matters into my own hands and decided to create my own version to use as a reference chart and thought you might like one too - I am all about sharing!

Here is my head size chart. (This is based on averages. Always measure for size if possible...especially little kids. I can't tell you how many times I've made a special order hat for someone's baby or toddler and ended up having to make a duplicate because the first one didn't fit. Bogus.)

I like having my charts close at hand and I keep a copy in my crochet bag too. I've included a pdf version below for easy access. (Did you know you can add pdf docs to Evernote and other readers for your tablets or iPads?)

Here is the PDF version.

You can find my Foot Size Chart and Hand Size Chart here. 

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  1. Is the circumference listed for head measurement or hat size? I'm under the impression that a knit or crochet hat's circumference should be about 1-1.5" less than the actual head measurement. I'm trying to find a good chart for reference to donate hats to our local hospital and NICU.


    1. On this chart the circumference refers to actual average head circumference. In my experience, if you prefer a nice snug fit, you'll want to follow the guideline of 1-1.5" less than the head measurement. If you prefer a looser fit then follow the actual head measurement. (I usually opt for about 1/2 inch less than actual head circumference because I do like a bit of stretch.) Hope this helps!

      Tia (Crochet Rochelle)


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