Hats are a fun addition to your child's wardrobe that can also be beneficial. Not only can a hat protect your little one from the sun, it can also keep her warmer in cold weather. Before choosing a hat for your kiddo, you need to determine what size she needs.
Things You'll Need
- Cloth tape measure
- Size chart
Determine your child’s head circumference by measuring your child’s head with a tape measure to establish what size hat your child will wear.
Place the end of the tape measure with the smallest number in the middle of your child’s forehead.
Wrap the tape measure all the way around your child’s head, holding the tape measure just above your child’s eyebrows.
Place your index finger between the child’s head and the tape measure to ensure the measurement includes a little extra room.
Read the measurement from the beginning of the tape measure to where the tape measure meets at the center of your child’s forehead. Record that number with your marker.
Refer to the following chart to determine what size hat your child will wear.
14 inches to 15 inches = 0 to 3 months old = Child's X small 15 inches to 17 inches = 3 to 6 months old = Child's Small 17 inches to 18.5 inches = 6 to 12 months old = Child's Small 19.5 inches to 20.75 inches = 1 to 2 years old = Child's Medium 20.75 inches to 21.25 inches = 2 to 4 years old = Child's Large 21.5 inches to 22 inches = 4 to 8 years old = Child's X Large