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ashy104 11-07-2012 11:54 PM

How long should I make a men's beanie hat?
I'm knitting my uncle a beanie for Christmas but I don't know how long it should be. I'm following a pattern but I still want to make sure its long enough (he has kind of big head haha) How long is the typical men's beanie hat?

Jan in CA 11-08-2012 12:06 AM

I think about 7 inches. Is it ribbed, rolled or folded brim?

I deleted your other post. Only one is needed. :)

ashy104 11-08-2012 12:14 AM

its a ribbed hat :) Thank you so much!

Jan in CA 11-08-2012 12:37 AM

Okay, I think about 7-7.5 inches is good if its not going to be folded. Alternatively you could knit it about 2-3 inches longer and he can fold it up as much as he needs. It would be plenty long that way.

It's always hard to say for sure though because there are no measurements.

ashy104 11-08-2012 12:54 AM

oh okay! I might make it longer so he can fold it up :)

ashy104 11-08-2012 12:54 AM

Thank you!!

Jan in CA 11-08-2012 01:07 AM

The reason I suggested 7-7.5" minimum is I've made my husband hats and I make them about 6-6.5", but he has a small head. :teehee:

fatoldladyinpjs 11-08-2012 09:40 AM

I think it depends on your climate. A hat that barely covers the ears is probably okay for an evening stroll on a California beach. But here in the Frozen Tundra where it gets 40 below zero, we need a hat that covers the ears. I have a 22 1/2 inch head and mine are 8-9 inches in length. The 9 is about an inch below my ears and more like a bucket hat.

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