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Size Guide and Patterns

 

Use the following size guides when knitting or crocheting for preemies through adults.  

Hats

 

  

 

 

 

Preemies & Babies

Preemies:

5 1/2 - 6 lbs 
Head Circumference 12 1/2" - 13" hat circ = 11" - 12" Hat height =  5 to 5.5"

Newborn 
Head Circumference 13" - 14 "  hat circ = 11.5" - 13" Hat height = 5.5 to 6"

Baby - 3 to 6 months  
Head Circumference: 14" - 17 "  Hat height= 6.5 - 7"

Baby 6 to 12 months
Head Circumference: 16" - 19 "   Hat height = 7.5"

Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years)  Hat height = 8"
Head Circumference: 18" to 20 "


Children's

Child (3 - 10 years)  Hat height =8.5"
Head Circumference: 19" - 20 1/2" 


Teen & Young Adult

Pre-teens and Teens  Hat height 9-10"
Head Circumference: 20 1/2" - 22"

Women's

Head Circumference:  21.5" - 22.5"  Hat height = 11" 


Men's

Head Circumference:  23" - 24"  Hat height = 11"-11.5" 

Mitts & Gloves

 

Children's

Teen & Young Adult

Women's

Men's

Scarves

 

 

 

 

Children's

Standard length is from 36" to 48" depending on the age of the child you are knitting for

Teens to Adults

Standard length is from 48" to 60"

Socks & Legwarmers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babies & Children

Preemies

5-7 lbs
Foot Length 3" - 3 1/2"

7-9 lbs
Foot Length 3 1/4" - 3 3/4"
   (most needed size for newborns)


3 -6  months
Foot Length 4" - 4.5"


6 months - 1 year
4.25" 4.75"

18 months - 2 years
Foot Length    4.5" - 5.5"


2 years - 4 years
Foot Length  5.5" - 6"


5-8 years
Foot Length 6 - 7"


12 years
Foot Length 7" - 8.5"

Teen & Adult

Sizes are for average adults:

Adult  Woman
Foot Length  8" - 11"

Legwarmer Length 10" - 14"

 

Adult Man
Foot Length 10" - 12" 


Sweaters & Clothing

Infants & Babies

Use these standard baby measurements for making clothes, hats and socks:

6-8 LBS
Neck to Feet: 14 1/2"
Wrist to Wrist: 14 1/4"
Circumference around bottom of neck: 4 1/2"
Chest: 11 1/2" 
Head: 13 1/2"
Feet: 3" - 3 1/2"  

9-11 LBS
Neck to Feet: 17"
Wrist to Wrist: 16"
Circumference around bottom of neck: 5 1/2"
Chest: 14 1/2" 
Head: 14 1/2"
Feet: 3 1/4" - 3 3/4"

Children's, Teen & Young Adult, Women's & Men's

Use sizing provided in pattern instructions

Blankets & Afghans

 

 

 

 

 

Preemies & Babies

For preemies, blankets without 'holes' are best.
Preemie: 25" square
Large Preemie: 30" square
Full Term Baby: 34" - 36" square


Baby  30" x 36" = crib sized (6" granny squares= 5 across x 6 down ~ 30 sq)

 

Children's


Children  42"x 48"  (6" squares= 7 across x 8 down ~ 56 sq)

Adults

Lapghan often used in seniors homes 36" x 48" (6" squares= 6 across x 8 down ~ 48 squares)
Adult Afghan (Will fit across top of bed)  48" x 72" = twin sized.  (6" squares= 8 across x 12 down ~ 96 squares)
Adult Double Bed  (Will fit across top of bed)  60" x 84" = full sized.  (6" squares= 10 across x 14 down ~ 140 squares)

Toys

Teddy Bears & Knitted Toys

Any type or size. We will post pattern links as we find them, but there are many available on yarn company and knitting sites such as Ravelry.

Pattern Resources

The following links are just a few of the many sites where you can get free patterns.  There are also sites with excellent video instruction to help you learn new stitches.  If you find a site that is particularly helpful, please let us know and we'll add it to the list.

www.freepatterns.com    

www.coats&clark.com

www.knittingpatterncentral.com

www.knittinghelp.com

www.ravelry.com requires a login and password but has a fantastic range of patterns (free and for purchase) and a great search engine

 

 

 

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Last modified: May 12, 2015