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toddler head size

genevieve | Posted in General Discussion on

Can anyone help me out please?  I need the size of a 12-18 month old child’s head to make a beanie/hat.  All I need is the crown size (inches or cm).  Thanks  Genevieve.

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    Becky-book | | #1

    I'm working on it! I have sent e-mails to my three girls who all have kids in that age range so..... when they get a free minute...(HA) I'll have an answer for you.
    Becky

  2. Crazy K | | #2

    According to the KwikSew size chart........12-18 mo. is size XL for hats and they say that is a 20" circumference.  See below: 

    This pattern collection contains a beanie along with some others.  Hope it's helpful. Crazy K

    Hat Size

    XS

    S

    M

    L

    XL

    Fits Head Circumference

    12 (30)

    14 (35)

    16 (40)

    18 (45) 20 (50) " (cm)

    VIEW A HAT- Sizes: XS-S-M-L-XL

    Hat has four panels and a roll-up cuff. The reversible hat has two contrast fabrics on the outside of the hat, the cuff and inside of the hat are from the same fabric. The hat is designed for stretch knits only with 25% stretch across the grain such as interlock and sweater fabric.

    Material Required: 1/4 yd (0.25 m) of three different colors of fabric 45" (115 cm) wide, thread.

    VIEW B HAT- Sizes: S-M-L-XL

    Baseball hat is unlined and has elastic on the back. The hat is designed for woven fabrics such as denim, twill, sheeting, poplin.

    Material Required: 3/8 yd (0.35 m) of 45" (115 cm) Wide fabric, 1/4 yd (0.25 m) of fusible interfacing 22" (56 cm) Wide, 1/8 yd (0.15 m) of  3/8" (10 mm) wide elastic, 5/8 yd (0.60 m) of 1/2" (13 mm) wide double fold bias tape, thread.

    VIEW C HAT- Sizes: S-M-L-XL

    Lined hat has six panels and a topstitched brim. The hat is designed for woven fabrics such as denim, twill, sheeting, poplin.

    Material Required: 3/8 yd (0.35 m) of 45" (115 cm) wide fabric, 1/4 yd (0.25 m) of lining 45" (115 cm) wide, fusible interfacing 22" (56 cm) wide - 3/8 yd (0.35 m) for sizes S-M; 3/4 yd (0.70 m) for sizes L-XL, 5/8 yd (0.60 m) of 1" (2.5 cm) wide single fold bias tape, thread.

    VIEW D BIB

    This lightly padded bib comes in three sizes and covers the complete front, it has foot straps on the back to keep the bib in place and a Velcro closure on the back neckline. The bib is designed for woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton types, broadcloth, sheeting.

    Material Required: Fabric 45" (115 cm) Wide - 3/4 yd (0.70 m) for sizes S-M; 7/8 yd (0.80 m) for size L, polyester fleece 16" x 28" (40 cm x 70 cm), 1 1/2" (4 cm) of 3/4" (2 cm) wide Velcro, thread.

    VIEW E BIB

    This bib has a pocket and a Velcro closure on the back neckline. All outside edges are finished with bias tape. The bib is designed for woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton types, terry, vinyl backed flannel.

    Material Required: 1/2 yd (0.50 m) of 45" (115 cm) wide fabric, 2 yd (1.85 m) of 1/4" (6 mm) wide double fold bias tape, 1 1/2" (4 cm) of 3/4" (2 cm) wide Velcro, thread.

    VIEW F HEADBAND

    The headband has elastic and a bow. It is designed for lightweight woven and knit fabric such as broadcloth, single knit, lace, lame.

    Material Required: 1/4 yd (0.25 m) of 45" (115 cm) wide fabric, 1/2 yd (0.50 m) of 3/8" (1 cm) wide elastic, thread.

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      genevieve | | #7

      wow!  thanks you - this info is pertinent now - but will go into my precious store for future reference too, many thanks  genevieve.

    2. sewchris703 | | #10

      I should have thought of you guys when I was figuring out what size to make the hood for the Curious George costume.  My grandson, Alex, has always had a big head for his age (2 1/2) so I just went with large (21").  Now I find the KwikSew chart that you posted.  Whew, I guessed right.

      chris

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    Becky-book | | #3

    a piece of live data....
    my friend's child is small for his age (2) and his head measures 20.5 inches.
    Becky

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    Becky-book | | #4

    One more piece of data....
    17 month girl - head 18 inches
    Becky

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    Becky-book | | #5

    One more....
    18 month boy head 19.5 inches
    Becky

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      genevieve | | #6

      thanks you to all who provided info - and many who actually measured -really appreciate your help.  genevieve

  6. Teaf5 | | #8

    Toddler's heads aren't much smaller than adults' (their heads make up 1/4 their body length, while adults' heads make up 1/7), so 20" sounds about right.  I use an upside-down 3-qt Revereware saucepan to block and size adult size large hats, and a Rubbermaid 1.2 quart container for baby/toddler hats.  It's a good way to get a sense of size when you don't have a live model, and it's very entertaining to the rest of your household!

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      genevieve | | #9

      thank you - I can readily imagine the  'bowl' on the kitchen table becoming a racewear extravaganza.  Again, will file this in my precious store of info.  How lucky we are to be able to connect across the globe.  Best wishes to all my gatherings sisters (and brothers).  genevieve.

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