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Welcome to the Virtual Fitting Room at Tracey’s Boutique.
It is my pleasure to help you size your hat properly, so that it fits your head the way you want it to. Whenever possible, I would like the opportunity to custom fit your hat to your head.
The following page will help you take measurements and determine yours or your child's head size. You will need a soft measuring tape to complete this task.
The following is a list of my hat sizes:
Newborn 14 inch circumference, 5 inch height
0 - 3 months 15 inch circumference, 5 inch height
3 - 6 months 16 inch circumference, 5 1/2 inch height
6 - 12 months 17 inch circumference, 5 1/2 inch height
12 - 24 months 18 inch circumference, 6 inch height
2T - 4T 19 inch circumference, 6 1/2 inch height
5T - Teen 20 inch circumference, 7 inch height
Head sizes can differ greatly. Most often, head sizes will fall into the average range, but in order to ensure your hat will fit properly, it's best to take measurements.
The following is a list of average head sizes:
Newborn (0-3 months) 13-14 inch circumference
3-6 months 14-17 inch circumference
6-12 months 16-19 inch circumference
1-3 years 18-20 inch circumference
3-10 years 19-20 1/2 inch circumference
11 years - Teen 20 1/2 - 22 inch circumference
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD:
First, you will need to measure your head CIRCUMFERENCE. Circumference is the distance/length around a closed curve. Typically, a hat sits just above the middle of your forehead in the front. At the back, your hat sits at the nape of your neck, which is the bottom hairline at the back of your neck. To measure the circumference of your head, wrap the measuring tape around your head with the tape going around the middle of your forehead, just above the top of your ear, to the nape of your neck and back up to the middle of your forehead. DO NOT PULL THE MEASURING TAPE TOO TIGHT OR YOUR HAT WILL FIT TIGHT ON YOUR HEAD.
Second, you will need to take your EAR to EAR measurement. Place measuring tape against your head at the top edge of your ear and go directly over/across the top of your head to the top edge of the opposite ear.
All depending on the style of the hat, it should fit a little roomier or a little snugger.
Round your measurement to the nearest 1/4" inch. Please round your measurements UP, not down.
TIP: If you have a hat at home that fits well, you can use it as a guideline. Put it on and see where it rests on your head. Take note of where it sits on your forehead and at the nape of your neck and then measure your head.
Please measure carefully when preparing to order your hat.
Take your measurements 2-3 times to ensure accuracy. Write your measurements down right away, before you forget.
What is a correct hat fit?
Whatever feels right and comfortable to you! It is a matter of personal preference. A newsboy/newsgirl hat should fit a little snugger than a sunhat. Crocheted hats are quite stretchy and very durable, so if sized right, can fit for a long time.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to crocheted hats is -
Smaller stitches = less stretch
Bigger (longer) stitches or spacing between stitches = more stretch
I am here to help. After you have decided on the hat you would like to order, and you have taken your measurements, feel free to contact me to discuss. I want your hat to fit just right!