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« on: October 10, 2005 06:57:39 PM »

Strange question I know! So I am making a halloween costume for a friend's 2 year old but they live far away so I can't measure him. I need to make a hood thing  for the costume but I have no pattern and I have no idea how big a 2 year old's head is. So anyone with a child around that age, can you please measure your kid's head for me? Grin
I need the circumfrence around the forhead, like the widest part of the head basically, and the lengthwise circumfrence like under the chin and over the top of the head. Sort of think of the equator and the greenwich meridian, if the baby's head was a globe. (it's not a globe costume though)
Thanks in advance and thanks to your toddlers! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005 06:25:13 AM »

I saw this question yesterday, but my little guy was at pre-school so I couldn't measure! So I'm back! He turns 4 in January and his head circumference is 21". I'd say 20-21" is probably a safe number to go with. Keep in mind that my child is a little on the big side for his age. Can your friend use a string to get the circimference, and then lay it out on a yardstick to see how many inches?? It's a good alternative for when you don't have a measuring tape handy!
It's hard even with pre-printed patterns. I'll be making a hat for my son's costume again this year. I've learned from previous years to absolutely measure your kid's head before cutting, because they never seem to come out large enough. They must be using tiny toddlers heads for their measurments!!
Good luck!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2005 06:51:58 PM »

I just eyeballed it because I didn't see this in time and no one else replied, and it came out really well. It fits the little boy great. Thanks for replying though!

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005 11:31:16 AM »

You're welcome! Glad it worked out well!
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