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Any suggestions for measuring for a hat?


Hey all,

I've had terrible luck with hats in the past, but I want to try again.


The last time I tried, it wouldn't fit anyone cause it was too small, but I'm afraid of making it too loose to actually keep me warm. (oh, I'm talking about a winter cap)


So my question of you is twofold...


-I measured around my head from the neck to the forehead. Is this the right way to measure?


-And, is it better to err on the side of snugness or baginess?


Oh, and any other advice wouldn't go unwanted, unloved, and homeless either.



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This site will tell you what circumference you will get with whatever diameter you have in the circle you are making.




it is a simple math function of pi but it is just a quick check on how big your hat will be before you allow for the variance of the yarn and the crocheter.


I think about one half inch of negative ease is good for a well-fitted hat that will stay on and not bind.

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