Sometimes the things we love to crochet aren’t exactly one-size-fits-all. Luckily, there are lots of online resources that can help you size hats, gloves, and blankets to the right measurements – leaving you with finished pieces that are a perfect fit (or pretty close to one!).
Especially if you’re making your own patterns, it’s helpful to have some guidelines so you know what sizes things need to be – e.g. the size of a child’s hat versus the size of an adult’s hat. When in doubt, here are a few charts and websites that can offer some help.
- Hat Sizing Chart, from Creating Beautiful Things in LifeThis isn’t just a sizing chart with a few measurements – it explains the formula for head circumference, how to fit hats, and 16 different size guidelines based on age. Sure, you’ve got your child, teen, and adult sizes but there are also more than a dozen specifically geared for preemies, newborns, and babies of various ages. You can’t go wrong with specifics like these! (Plus, they can be helpful for making headbands, too.) Click here to visit the website.
- Blanket Sizing Chart, from Bev’s Country CottageMake sure little ones keep warm with perfectly sized blankets for preemies, babies, and children. You’ll also find the sizes for lap blankets (often used in nursing homes) as well as twin, double, queen, king, and California king beds. You’ll find measurements in inches as well as six-inch granny squares. Click here to visit the website.
- Mitten Pattern, from RavelryThough not exactly a chart, this free pattern offers six different sets of instructions for different age groups. This would be great to use as a guideline and features patterns for kids as young as 2 years old. Simply download the free pattern and scroll through until you find the age group you’re looking for. Click here to visit the website.
- Baby Clothes Size Chart, from the Craft Yarn CouncilWith sizes that range from 3 to 24 months old, crafting a cute sweater for a little one is made a little easier with this chart. It has nine different measurements (e.g. chest, sleeve length) and five separate sets of ages. The Craft Yarn Council also has a list of size charts for children, adults, and feet, plus you can click here for instructions on how to take measurements and what each measurement means. Click here to visit the website.
- Baby Bootie Size Chart, from Crochet Hooks YouThis website is great for two reasons – one, there are some helpful sole measurements for ages newborn to 1 year old. Two, there are also several great video tutorials below this chart that explain how to crochet soles for baby booties and how to make some other fun baby bootie patterns. Click here to visit the website.
Of course, taking your own measurements isn’t a bad idea either, but these guidelines can provide a good estimate for different ages (or furniture sizes, in the case of blankets). These can be super helpful when crafting your own patterns, leaving you with a beautiful and nicely fitting finished product.SKM: below-content placeholder