This One Is Juuust Right! How To Size A Hat For Your Little One | Melondipity

This One Is Juuust Right! How To Size A Hat For Your Little One

This one is too big... this is one is too small... but this one is juuuuust right!  A baby hat makes a perfect first gift for a baby. Your little one is going to need them, whether it’s winter or summer, and it’s important for comfort and safety that the fit is correct. If you’re planning ahead for your bundle of joy, or shopping for the upcoming fall or winter already, here a few basic guidelines to help you in choosing a hat that fits your little one perfectly.

Use These Measurements

 

 The following head-circumference averages are based on average clothing sizes.

  • Preemie 9 inches
  • Newborn 11 inches
  • 0-3 month 13 inches
  • 3-6 month 16 inches
  • 6-9 month 18 inches
  • 12 months 20 inches
  • 24 months-4T 21 inches

 Time It Right

Babies can grow a lot in a short amount of time! If you are shopping for a future wardrobe, here are some rules of thumb for sizing.

 For a baby due in the…

  • Spring: a hat in a size 6-9 month to wear this year, or 18-24 month for next year.
  • Summer:  a hat in a size 3-6 month to wear this year, or 18-24 month for next year.
  • Fall:  a hat in a size 0-3 or 3-6 month to wear this year, or 24 month for next year.
  • Winter: a hat in a size 0-3 or 3-6 to wear this year, or 12 month or 24 month for next year.

Now that you know the size, head over to Melondiptiy.com and pick out a cute cap for your cuddly cutie!

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