How do you decrease a knitted 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.

What does decreasing mean in knitting?

A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.

What size hat does a 3 year old wear?

How to measure: 1, 2, 3 steps

Hat Circumference
Age CM Inches
18–36 months 50cm 19.50″
3–5 years 53cm 20.50″
6–8 years 55cm 21.50″
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