# Your question: What length should a knitted hat be?

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## How long should my knitted hat be?

Hat Size Charts

Child (3 – 10 years) 20″ 8.5″
Pre-teens and Teens 21″ 10″

## How many stitches long should a hat be?

Shape the top of the hat (top shaping)

Gauge Number of Stitches between Markers
3 sts/inch 7 (8 ,8)
4 sts/inch 10 (10, 11)
5 sts/inch 12 (13, 13)
6 sts/inch 15 (16, 16)

## What is the average woman’s hat size?

The average head size for women is 7 14 (U.S. sizing). Of course, head sizes and shapes can also differ from country to country.

## How do you figure out how many stitches to cast on?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## Can you knit a hat with straight needles?

For knitters who are not yet comfortable knitting in the round, knitting a hat with straight needles is a perfect option. This simple alternative to working with either double-pointed or circular needles entails knitting the hat flat and then seaming it.

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## Do bigger knitting needles make bigger stitches?

The real way to change the number of stitches that you knit in an inch is to change the needles that you’re using. A needle with a smaller diameter means that you make smaller loops when you wrap the yarn, and therefore you get smaller stitches. Likewise, bigger needles make bigger stitches.

## Is 23 inches a big head?

The one size fits all (OSFA) hats stop at about 23″, so a person would find it difficult finding a hat that fits around a size 7 1/2 and above. In the hat world, head sizes over 23″ 3/8 would be considered a big head.

## What is the most common hat size?

Head sizes and shapes differ from region to region. The most common male size is 7-⅜ and the average hat size for females is 7-¼.