How do you close the top of a knitted hat?

How long should a knitted hat be before decreasing?

Important Hat Knitting Tip

You’re finished hat should be 2 – 4 inches smaller (negative ease) than you’re actual head circumference. I usually knit mine 2 inches smaller. The reason for this is because you want your hat to fit comfortably snug on your head.

How do you fix a wool beanie?

How to Make a Wool Cap Larger that Has Shrunk

  1. Fill the sink or basin with warm water. Add 1/4 cup of wool soak.
  2. Immerse the shrunken cap in the water and allow it to soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the sink. …
  4. Stretch the cap back into shape using your hands. …
  5. Put the damp cap on your head to check the fit.

Do you need to block knitted hats?

As with socks, some people choose not to block their finished knitted hats. There are a few exceptions, however. Block your hat as you would a sweater by soaking it, rolling it in a towel to squeeze out excess water, and then pinning it out flat on a towel to dry. …

Do you have to block knitting?

There’s no rule that says you have to block your knitting. If there’s no adjustment or finishing that needs to be done with blocking, then go ahead – just enjoy it!

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