When I write a hat pattern, I like to make sure it can be made for just about any size head. I notice this is something not all designers do. Quite often, patterns will be for one size only (e.g. average woman’s size) and I wonder whether there is much value-added if I produce a hat in a range of sizes? Do people actually want hats scaled for babies all the way up to adults? Certainly, if a stitch pattern doesn’t allow for small grade changes, fewer sizes might be appropriate. Usually though, stitch patterns just aren’t that big or can be tweaked to accommodate patterns with a range of sizes.
Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear what you think.
Here is a table of my existing hats (7 different patterns) and the sizes they are written for.
On average, the circumference of a head of a Baby (Toddler, Child, S Adult [Teen], M Adult [Woman], L Adult [Man]) is 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) inches or 35.5 (40.5, 46, 51, 56, 61) cm
|Hat Pic||Pattern Name||Sizes in Pattern|
|Kildare Beret||New born, Baby, Child, Small Adult, Woman, Man|
|Roxbourne||New born (Baby, Child, Young Adult, Woman, Man)|
|Uppingham Hats (2 hats in 1 pattern)||New born (Baby, Child, Young Adult, Woman, Man)|
|Petals And Plaid Hat||Newborn (baby, child, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)|
|Abbye Hat||Preemie, (New Born, Baby, Toddler, Child, Woman)|
|Loom Band Hat||Baby (Child, Teen, Woman, Man) To fit head circumference: 15.25 (18, 20.75, 22, 25.25)in/39 (45.5, 52.5, 56, 64.5)cm|
|Corona Beret||Baby (Toddler, Child, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)|