Knitwear Size Guide

Knitwear Size Guide

Unsure of which hat or mitten size to choose? Here are my standard sizing measurements. I generally follow the Crafty Yarn Council’s size guidelines when designing my knit and crochet clothing. My knitwear size guide should help you take your measurements and choose the size that will fit best.How to measure to find hat and mitten sizes from PurlsAndPixels


Adult XL size hats fit adults with larger heads, or measuring 23 to 25 inches around.

Adult size hats fit most adults and teens, or heads measuring 21 to 23 inches around.

Child size hats fit most children ages 3 years  to 14 years, or heads measuring 18 to 21 inches around.

Toddler size hats fit most children ages 3 months to 3 years, or heads measuring 16 to 18 inches around.

Baby size hats fit most infants from birth to 3 months, or heads measuring 13 to 16 inches around.

Preemie size hats fit extra small babies, or heads measuring 10.5 to 13 inches around.

How to Measure for Hat Sizemeasuring-hat-size-for-knitwear

You can easily find your head measurement if you have a soft measuring tape. Wrap the measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows, as if you were wearing a headband low across your forehead. This will give you your head circumference (the length around your head). Use the length you measure as a guide to select your hat size.

Gloves and mittens

Man size gloves fit most adult men, or hands measuring 7.5 to 9 inches around (without thumb).

Woman size gloves fit most adult women, or hands measuring 6 to 7.5 inches around (without thumb).

Child size gloves fit most children ages 3 years to 14 years, or hands measuring 5.5 to 6 inches around (without thumb).

Toddler size gloves fit most children ages 6 months to 3 years, or hands measuring 4 to 5.5 inches around (without thumb).

Baby size gloves fit most infants from birth to 3 months, or hands measuring 3 to 4 inches around (without thumb).

How to Measure for Glove SizeMeasuring glove size, knitwear size chart, how to measure hand for mittens from PurlsAndPixels

To measure your glove size, wrap your measuring tape around the palm of your hand and measure it at the widest part of your hand that does not include your thumb. You will be measuring across your knuckles. Use this number to select your best fitting pair of gloves or mittens.


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