# Your question: How many stitches do I cast on for a toddler hat?

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## How many stitches do you cast on for a child’s hat?

Notions:

Gauge Number of Stitches to Cast On
3 sts/inch 48 (54, 60)
4 sts/inch 64 (72, 80)
5 sts/inch 80 (90, 100)
6 sts/inch 96 (108, 120)

## How many stitches do you need for a baby hat?

Cast on 30 stitches. The length should be at least 2 inches.

## 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″

## How do you measure a child’s head for a hat?

In order to determine your child’s proper hat size, you must take a measurement of their head. Using a tape measure, measure the head about one-half inch above their eyebrows where the hat will rest. Be certain that the tape measure is straight, not twisted.

## How many stitches do you need to knit a hat?

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 size knitting needles do you need to make a hat?

If you’re knitting a hat, a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle usually works well. If it’s a tiny baby hat, you might prefer a 12″ (30 cm) circular, instead.

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## How many rows do you knit for a baby hat?

Loom Size / Hat Size

Hat Recipient Avg Head Circumference Number of Rows
Preemie 12 in / 30 cm 20-25
Newborn 14 in / 36 cm 25-30
Baby – 1 yr. 18 in / 46 cm 25-30
Toddler 21 in / 53 cm 25-30

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