Hat size table for children: how to choose a hat for a child
Hat sizes – child size table
Today, there are many different children's hats, which not only protect your baby from the scorching sun or frost with the wind, but also significantly transform its appearance. The main thing is to choose the cap that is best for the child without creating any discomfort or inconvenience.
Size of children's caps
Hat size represents the length of the circumference of the child's head. In order to choose a comfortable headpiece, it is necessary to measure this value. To do this, you only need a tape centimeter.
It should be placed so that it was above the line of the baby's eyebrow, above his ears and in the area of the most convex part of the nape. You shouldn't tighten it by squeezing your head.
The cap shouldn't squeeze too much, causing inconvenience.
The number measured is the size of the hat that should be found on the product label in the store when you buy it.
In some cases, only the age of the baby on which they are made is indicated on the hats. Such information should be used only for the first few years. Over time, each child develops individually, so it is impossible to sew a universal product in such cases, no matter what the manufacturer claims.
Hat size correspondence table
In order to find the right hat for your baby, it is worth focusing on a few parameters, which are reflected in the following table:
|Handpiece size||Coverage of the child's head in centimeters||Approximate growth of the baby in centimeters||Approximate age of children|
|35||35||50 – 54||Newborn|
|40||40||56 – 62||About 3 months|
|44||44||62 – 68||About 6 months||46||46||68 – 74||Around 9 months|
|47||47||74 – 80||As of 1 year|
|48||48||80 – 86||As of 1.5 years|
|49||49||86 – 92||About 2 years|
|50||50||92 – 98||Around 3 years|
|51||51||98 – 104||Around 4 years|
|52||52||104 – 110||Around 5 years|
|53||53||110 – 116||Around 6 years|
|54||54||116 – 122||Around 7 years|
|55||55||122 – 128||Around 8 years|
|56||56||128 – 134||Around 9 years|
|56||56||134 – 140||Around 10 years|
|56 – 57||57||140 – 146||Around 11 years|
|57 – 58||58||146 – 152||Around 12 years|
If you are guided by the data provided in the table, you can easily buy the very headgear that the child will be happy and willing to wear and wear at all times.
How to find out how to size
To find out the size of the hat for a child, it is worth looking at certain age and height matches for the head circumference. For example, it should be noted that a six-month-old baby may be suitable for a hat size 44.
After the first such purchase you need to compare the average statistical data with the real ones. If they match, you can buy hats like this in the future. In case they are different, you can create your own matches.
There is often an even number classification used by manufacturers. There is a step of 2 centimeters between them.
Sometimes factories put two values on the tags close to each other if the headpiece can fit on heads with different circumference.
Most often these products tend to stretch, so in such cases it is better to choose a smaller option than how to buy trousers or T-shirts.
Fitting a hat for a child
For a baby's headpiece to be comfortable to wear, it is worth fitting it correctly. It is necessary to orientate on the fact that approximately in the first three months the girth of the child's head increases by an average of 2 centimeters.
After that up to the first year of life, this figure varies from 0.5 to 1 centimeter per month. Up to two years the girth changes by another 2.5 centimeters upwards.
And only after this age does the annual change not exceed half a centimeter.
The right hat size for a child is not only about comfort, but also about safety. For example, it is worth noting that a very large headpiece can move down on the baby's face, closing his breathing passages.
In winter time, too tight a cap can cause a child to cry, irritability and disobedience. A very loose hat does not protect against wind or rain.
This can result in a cold or ear problems.
The best way to find the hat that best fits is to try it on directly at the store. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to do this, so it's important to look at the above recommendations.
In the next article we'll choose the size of children's clothes by age and height.
Children's hats: types and features of choice
Children's hats are an important accessory at any time of year. In winter, we try to put on the baby hat warmer and fur, in spring and autumn, the cap lighter, in the summer we cover the child's head with panamanian, kerchiefs and caps. Anyway, the baby's hats are very important. In this article, we will talk in detail about children's hats, what they are and how to choose them correctly.
Children's hats: views and choices
Children's hats: materials
Children's hats are divided into two types: demi hats (autumn and spring) and winter hats. Anyway, it's better to buy hats made of natural breathable materials. If you buy a winter hat, take a natural fur or fleece wool knitted hat with a fleece lining.
If you need to buy a demi-season hat, it is also very important that the lining is made of natural material.
Kidding hats for children
Peculiarities of choosing children's hats
Modern assortment of hats makes you think about it, as it is just huge. Try to buy a practical headgear that will be comfortable to wear and not to deliver discomfort to the child.
During the fitting of the hat, be sure to check how to put the hood of the children's overalls on it.
If the hat is too high and the hood is worn badly, then it is better to choose another style, otherwise wearing the hood on a walk will cost you a child's whims and bitter tears.
The child's hat should sit on his head tight enough, but do not pressurize. Kids need to choose a headgear that covers their eyebrows, ears and neck from birth to 8 months. Never buy a children's hat for growth, it should not hang on your head!
Older children can choose a hat that covers the forehead to the middle. But in any case it should reliably cover the ears, neck and face area in front of the ears, where the glands and lymph nodes are located.
If the baby is already going to kindergarten, try to choose a simple hat with a minimum number of fasteners, so that the child could put it on themselves if necessary. In winter it can be an earhole hat, a hood, a pipe hat.
In warmer seasons it will be enough to have an ordinary knitted hat without ties.
Even a simple hat model will make life easier for you, especially when you need to undress your child in a quick and partial way, such as in a shop, car, or any other place you've stopped by for a short while.
Many mothers try to buy baby hats without the baby's participation. This option is possible, the size of the child's head is equal to the head circumference and is defined by the table below.
Table sizes of children's hats
But without a child we do not recommend to buy any things, because different hats of the same size may sit differently. In any case, it is not superfluous to agree in advance with the seller, in case if the hat is not suitable you were able to exchange it for a different size or style.
Of course, the hat should be in harmony with the outerwear and shoes of your baby. Start nurturing your child's good taste and sense of style from an early age. The best time to buy a hat is when you buy a jumpsuit.
How to choose a hat for a child?
How to choose the right winter hat
Winter hat for newborns should be reliably protected from the cold of the ear, neck and be insulated in the area of the spring. Any hat a newborn baby wears over the cap. In winter, choose the cap on the fleece.
Bologna baby hat
Older children better buy two caps at once for the winter. One is suitable for frosty and windy weather, and the other is woolen for warmer winter weather. The style of the hat will depend directly on the model of the children's suit or jacket.
If the winter clothes have a warm hood and throat is reliably covered with additional inserts, then any hat on ties under the chin, ear hat, hat with lugs will be suitable.
If a jacket or overalls has a wide neck and you cover it with a scarf, then it makes sense to take a hat-tube or a hood, in which case you will be sure that even the most mobile child's neck will be reliably covered from the cold.
Children's winter hats on the fleece
When to wear a children's winter hat?
We all know that overheating is just as bad for a child as supercooling. Therefore, it is very important to put on and change seasonal things in time. As for the winter hat, it should be worn by the child when the temperature outside the window falls below -2 or -4 degrees Celsius.
If your baby is still very small and goes for a walk in a wheelchair, the winter hat can be worn at a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. During frosty weather, up to -10 children can wear a fur or woolen winter hat on a fleece. If the baby walks in an envelope, the head is covered with a corner of a warm envelope.
Kids' hood with a fur buboon
In temperatures below – 10 degrees it makes sense to put on a fur hat for the child, in windy weather from above to put on a hood. Newborns wear two caps on the fleece, a fur cap and cover their mouth with a scarf or diaper.
Winter fur cap for children
When do they change into demi-season clothes and a hat?
When the thaw starts outside and the thermometer column will show 0 or +2 kids can be changed into a demi-season cap on a fleece and a lighter jacket, pants and shoes while it is reasonable to leave the winter ones. When the temperature rises to +5, lighter pants and boots can be worn. The smallest (up to 6 months) can be changed into demi-season clothes at +4 degrees and above.
When can I put on a demi-season hat for a child?
Demise-season children's hats
For warm spring or autumn, choose single or double-layer hats made of natural and breathable materials. Cotton is the best. In any case, the hat should be securely covering the ears, and for newborns, also the forehead and neck. Older kids can buy a demi-season hat, slightly opening neck and forehead
Thin demi-season caps can be worn by a child in spring at a temperature of +5 to +15, in the autumn from +15 to 0 degrees. In warm weather, up to +22 degrees newborns are left with two caps when the weather will be even warmer, leaving one cap, gradually changing it to a thin one. It protects against draughts and the sun.
Demise-season children's hats
Remember that the child should not sweat in the hat of your choice. If he comes in every time from a wet-headed walk, it's better to change it to a lighter one. If a child's head is constantly sweating under the hat, the child will catch colds very quickly.
All about cap sizes for children: table
To a significant day in the life of each family is customary to prepare in advance. A few more months and the stork knocks on your door, making your wife a mom and your husband a father. And by this point a basic set of clothes for the baby should be purchased.
An important element of the first costume of the new man is the cap. Little hair, very thin skin, open spring. It is very important to protect the child's head from accidental drafts and hypothermia. That's why, as soon as the baby was born, he is immediately put on the first in his life hat.
How to know the size of the hat for a newborn and one-year-old child, how to pick up the size of the cap by age of the baby, using the table? How to make the first headdress with your own hands? We'll know the answers to all these questions!
How to determine the child's head circumference
Head circumference (abbreviated as OG or OG) is a standard measure that is taken from both children and adults to buy or make a suitable headgear.
And if for an adult or a one-year-old child the question of how to do it correctly is not worth it, then how to find out the size of the head of the unborn baby or crumb at 1-3 months – then another task.
But just in case, buy two or three caps:
- by size;
- by adding 0.5 cm to the circumference of the head;
- by adding 1-1.5 cm to the circumference of the head.
This won't be an unnecessary purchase – all these hats will be useful for you as your child grows up.
To find out the size of a newborn's or slightly grown-up baby's head to buy a hat without his or her involvement, you can use a simple algorithm:
- Prepare a soft woollen thread and a centimetre of ribbon.
- Gently wrap your baby's head around a calm, awake baby's head with a thread. It should follow the protrusion of the parietal bone and above the eyebrow line.
- Place the measured section of the thread on the centimetre tape as soon as you know the head circumference.
If the child reacts calmly to the centimetre tape, you can do without the thread.
Hat size chart for children by age
When a child's headgear is known, it will not be difficult to choose the size of the headgear. It is important to know the diameter of the bottom of the hat. It is calculated using the usual formula from the school program, dividing the length of the circle by the number π. Simply put, divide your measured goal by 3.14.
For the convenience of choosing a hat for a crumb, you can use the child's head size table by month and year:
Also it will be useful to familiarize yourself with the table of international measurements for caps:
How to choose a hat for a newborn
When you have finally decided on the size of the hat, the question arises: how to choose the caps, what criteria to follow? Tthose parameters are several:
Headpiece, as well as clothing, should be chosen first of all in the season:
- Summer. In the warm season, it is good to use lightweight models without tie-ins under the chin. Products made of tonnage cotton and batiste are suitable, light tones are necessary – so that the sun does not bake the head.
- Spring/autumn. These are deceptive seasons, and the headgear should take into account that the weather on the walk may not change dramatically for the better. Models with ear protection and tie-ups will do. Choose from fleece or bike, single-layer knitwear or terry cloth. In wet or windy times under such a cap it is desirable to put on a thin cap without ties – it will save the subject and ears of the child from draughts.
- Winter. At this time, the most important thing is that the hat is warm, covers at least half of the forehead and has ear protection. Double wool or mohair products will do. In the freezing cold, it is advisable to wear a thin cap underneath them.
The purpose of the hat is also huge:
- For the street. These hats need to be reliable, especially in the cold and demi-season.
- For the home. This cap should be comfortable first of all – the baby spends most of his time at home.
- After bathing. This product should absorb moisture well – the baby's head is wet after bathing. It should also be pegged and dense enough, ideally good cotton.
This will save the topic and the baby's ears in case of uninvited draughts.
Hand with his own hands: Knitting
While the expectant mother is waiting for the moment of a little happiness, she may well bind the cap with her own hands. The dimensions of the finished product can be taken from the table above, taking into account the diameter of the bottom and the depth of the cap.
We offer you a very simple model of the cap, but as a result you will get a nice and warm thing.
The size is designed for babies aged 0 to 3 months, you will need 3 needles and 50g of baby wool yarn:
- Dial 44 loops.
- Tie the first seam and face row with the face loops.
- The third row with the seamy, and the fourth with the face loops.
- Continue the sequence until you have 13 cm of knitting.
- Divide the loops into two 22-spoke spokes into each.
- Three needle-spoke loops together on the right and left sides. So the hat will come out seamlessly.
- For the hat to be tied, extend the cord or braid woven from the threads into the hole in the figure on both sides of the hat.
Tips for help
- Buying things ahead for your child, it is important to be aware of the size of newborn clothes. It is better to buy a few things, including caps, which at first will be too big. The baby can only be measured when the baby is awake and calm. Talk to the baby so he is not afraid of a thread or a centimeter.
- The table of head circumference in children is approximate, all children grow up differently. It is possible to rely on it, but it still does not replace the personal fitting.
- When choosing a hat for the baby up to one year, take into account the presence and rudeness of seams, the comfort of the child depends on it.
- If the child is already 2 years old, it is important for him not only the size of the hat, but also its appearance. If you don't like the headpiece, it's just gonna get rid of it. Don't buy bright, flamboyant hats – they'll start to irritate your eyes over time. Choose quiet pastel tones or natural shades.
- For curious children, don't buy headgear with sequins, beads or decorative buttons – there is a chance that the baby will rip them off and drag them into the mouth.
How to Determine Hat Size for a Child – Video
How to Measure Hat Size
This video shows how to measure the child's head circumference and determine hat size.
This video shows how to tie a baby hat on the spokes.
Very important to guess the size and quality of the hat, especially if it is for a newborn baby. In order to measure the girth of the baby's head is not difficult to measure, and guided by our table, you can easily find a headdress for a baby, and for a one-year-old baby, and for more or less an adult child.
The main thing is to make the cap comfortable, made of quality material and to please your and your child's eye!
How to determine the size of the children's hat
This time there is a huge selection of hats for children. It's just hats and panamas and hats and hats and hats. The assortment is more than sufficient.
They help to diversify the wardrobe, to make the usual inconspicuous outfits festive, bright, unique. Often a beautiful original hat can easily cheer you up.
However, all this happens if it is perfectly matched and if it does not feel uncomfortable.
Today it is very difficult to guess the size, as different manufacturers may have their own errors in its definition. Basically, you have to measure it, and then you have to make a decision to buy it. What if the purchase is made for a child? Few people drag their babies around the shops and make them measure everything, especially if it's a baby.
With hats a little easier, as there are certain criteria for determining their size. It's very important because you can't let the hat squeeze your head, or if it's big, there's a chance to catch your head in the winter.
How to determine the hat size for children
So, how to correctly determine the size of a children's hat, let's try to understand below. What is the size of a hat anyway? The length of the circumference of the head is understood to be the length of the circumference of the head, which is usually measured in centimetres.
To determine the right size, it is important to measure the circumference of the head in the first place, as the size of the child's hat or cap affects not only the beauty and aesthetics, but also the health of the child.
If the cap turns out to be large, when the child turns over, it will be able to fit on the face and the child will be hard to breathe.
To determine the size of the headpiece, manufacturers usually use the age and height of the child, usually taking the average figures. They are universal and do not depend on the baby's sex, only the design can change.
Let's see how to find out how to size the baby's head and measure the circumference of the head correctly. The assistant can be a tailor's centimeter or an ordinary string with a ruler. Turn the head horizontally by threading it over the ears and eyebrows to the back of the head. Thus, the specified number will correspond to the size of the cap.
All the different manufacturers can develop their own size definitions. Some manufacturers specify the size of the hat after 2 cm or even 4 cm
There are cases of using a double size (e.g., 36-38, 40-42), or additionally specify the size for a certain age with reaching a certain height.
In addition, sometimes letters of the Latin alphabet can be used to indicate the size of adult clothing.
Children's Hats Size Chart
To make it easier to choose the right size, there are children's Hats and Caps Size Chart. The age and height of the child are most often the determining factors in the size of the grid. Here's an example of such a table below.
From the table, you can see that the size of children's hats changes differently: a child's age increases much faster than after one year before the year.
This should be taken into account, as you should not buy a lot of hats of the same size in this period. One size can suffice only for 1-3 months, so it is possible to take at once and caps in the size more.
In any case they are necessary a little bit later.
Also, it can be noted that the head circumference of boys and girls at a certain age can usually be different, and therefore the size should be selected differently. Hat sizes for boys up to a year are usually 1-2 cm larger than hat sizes for girls. Further this parameter can be equal or go more individually.
How to choose the right cap for a child
So we've figured out the size of the cap, but the question of how to choose a cap for a child remains open. It's a very big choice. On the shelves of shops you can find hats of different sizes, shapes, styles, colors, so it is often difficult to determine.
First of all, you need to understand that there are the following types of children's hats: demi-season (autumn-spring) and winter. It is advisable to first buy outerwear, and then under it to pick up the hat, because it will be much easier. The combination of style and color is important enough here. It will not only look harmonious, but also contribute to the development of taste in the child.
No need to choose a hat of such a tone as a jumpsuit. First, it's a waste of time, and second, it's boring enough. It is better to combine 3-4 colors in the general outfit, the main thing is not to overdo it.
To pick up the hat correctly, you need to look at the style of outerwear, pay attention to the presence of the hood to determine the necessary degree of its warmth. It shouldn't be hot or cold. For babies up to a year old hats should be thicker, covering the forehead to the eyebrows, and for older children you can open the forehead a little bit. It's also important that she covers her ears tight