How do you lower the crown on a knit hat?

How do you reduce a hat with 88 stitches?

Since the hat has 88 stitches, first we’ll decrease every 11 stitches, for a total of eight decreases. To keep track, I like to count as if stitches 11 and 1 are knit together, so I count 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11and1 (k2tog), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11and1 (k2tog), all the way around the hat.

How long should a knitted hat be before decreasing?

Important Hat Knitting Tip

You’re finished hat should be 2 – 4 inches smaller (negative ease) than you’re actual head circumference. I usually knit mine 2 inches smaller. The reason for this is because you want your hat to fit comfortably snug on your head.

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