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Sizing: Finished circumference: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24)”/ 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60)cm.
The standard recommendation is to choose a size that will give you 1-2”/ 2.5-5cm of negative ease, so the hat fits snugly. For example, if your head is 22”/ 55 cm around, you should knit a size 20”/ 50cm. However, if you want a looser fit, perhaps to protect your hairstyle from flattening on your way to work, knit your actual size. The sizes included in the pattern are typical of preemie (newborn, baby, toddler, child/teenager, adult, large adult).
Needles: A 16”/ 40cm circular works for most sizes, along with a set of DPN’s to close the top. (The 2 smallest hat sizes will need a 12”/ 30cm circular instead, or DPNs or a long circular for magic loop.) The ribbing should be worked with a needle one size smaller than the gauge needles.
Gauge: varies between 8 and 36 stitches = 4”/ in Stockinette stitch, depending on yarn weight.
Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle.