Head sizes for newborns, toddlers, children, women, men, adults


Hmmm, if I'd done this research before I made the ski caps for Eddie's boys, they would have (most likely) fit and I wouldn't have had to re-make them!

Measurements are head circumference (size around the head) above the ears where a hat would typically rest.

up to 6 months       16-17 inches
6-18 months          18-19 inches
2-3 years            20-21 inches
4-6 years            21-22 inches
6+ years             22-24 inches

Toddler, 0-5 years   19-21 1/4 inches
Child, 5-8 years     21 1/4-22 inches
Youth, 9-12 years    22 3/8-23 1/8 inches
Adult, 12+ years     22 3/8-24 3/8 inches

Newborn              up to 14-1/2 inches
0-3 months           up to 15 inches
3-6 months           up to 16-1/2 inches
6-9 months           up to 17-1/4 inches
9-12 months          up to 18 inches
12-18 months         up to 19 inches

Small                up to 20 inches
Medium               up to 21 inches
Large                up to 22 inches
X-Large              up to 23 inches

The above figures were compiled from a variety of hat maker and medical websites.


You have no idea how useful that chart is to me right now...I have to make a hat for an 18 month old, but I have no idea what I should make the head size...till now :)

That's great! I'm glad it'll help.

i am looking for a pattern for crochet leg warmers for children and toddlers.

thank you

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