Hello all,

I didn’t see this covered… I’m hoping someone can help me.

I’ve been wanting to make a hat for a friend’s baby (she turns 1 today!! but hat would be winter/holiday gift later). I’ve made hats for adults before no prob… and I’m finding free patterns online for newborns and children (post toddler) but not finding so much in those middle years.

I know the simple solution is to ask said friend to measure her baby’s head but I wanted this to be a surprise. So I am looking for patterns or sizing charts for kids.

How do I size a hat for a 1-2 year old. At what point does a child’s head equal that of an Adult Small (19")? (Can you tell I’m not a parent?) The pattern I saw for newborn said finished size was 16". I think I want something between that (17-18")? I could add or subtract stitches and figure out pattern but it would sure be nice if there was already a chart somewhere!

Thanks in advance,

Sue, aka SLGN