You will need
- a dressmaker's cloth tape or ruler and tape.
To measure the size of the head , take a dressmaker's cloth tape and wrap it around the head. Inch position above the eyebrows and a half or two inches, slightly above the Pinna, so that it passed through the most projecting point on the head. Define the maximum circumference of the head. Measurement spend at least two or three times to make sure and specify size. Centimeter should fit the head quite tightly, but without tension.
If no tailor's centimeter, then cut and glue a paper strip of width 2?4 inches of such length that it can be wrapped around the head. Mark on it the beginning and the end circumference of the head. Remove the paper tape from the head and measure it with a ruler. Repeat the measurement two or three times. Instead of paper you can use a dense non-elastic band of tissue.
To measure the head in a stable sitting position, especially if it's the baby's head. Try in different dimensions a little bit to move the cm to determine through what point of the head, forehead and at what distance above the auricles is the maximum circumference of the head. Each time record the measured head, and then to find among them, the largest circumference.
When it is necessary to regularly measure the size of the head of a small child, look closely, as does the doctor or nurse to get your measurements are not in contradiction with measurement specialists. Be sure to record the date of measurement and the size of a child's head to correctly track the dynamics of its development.
Determining head size for the purchase of a headdress, it should be borne in mind that the size of the headwear an integer number of centimeters. To round off the measured size of the head better in the smaller side, as over time the hats stretch. Buying knit hat, stretch it slightly (but not entirely) to the desired size to make sure that the cap will not put pressure on the forehead and nape. Landing headwear is determined not only by the size of the head, but its form. This is especially true for helmets.
Advice 2: How to measure body parameters
To correctly measure parameters of the body may not everyone. With these measurements we face when we want to sew for myself any thing. Specialists in tailoring know how to measure each parameter on the human body, but the ordinary man in the street can face a need to know such information about themselves.
The main parameters on the human body are: hips, waist, bust, bottom band. Hip is measured horizontally across the most prominent part of the hips. The waist on the contrary passes through the narrowest part. The meter should be carried out to horizontal, pull the stomach don't need, stick to your usual position. Bust is measured at the apex of the chest. The meter does not need much to pull on the chest. Do the measurement on the exhale. The volume under the chest ribbon is the most highly under the breast, but does not capture the mammary glands. These four parameters will be enough to pick up on the figure sheets.
There are a number of indicators that you may need. To facilitate measurements and make them the most accurate, tie on the waist line an ordinary rubber band or string. This accessory you need to accurately measure data involving the waist line. Note that all parameters of circumference and volume are recorded in half-size, the same rule applies to the indicator of the width of the back.
Height – measured from the highest point of the head to the feet. Pants length – the tape is held vertically from the waist to the desired length of the leg, given the roundness of the hips. Neck circumference – the measurement is performed at the very base of the neck. Front length to waist – to-tape passes from the highest point of the shoulder seam on the convex side of the breast to the waist line. Simultaneously with this measure off the height of the chest – from shoulder seam to the most convex part of the chest. Shoulder width is measured from one hand to the other, the tape passes over the protruding part of the blades. Back length to waist – measure from the seventh cervical vertebra vertically to the waist line. Product length – parameter is also measured as previous figure, from the seventh cervical vertebra to the desired length. Shoulder length – the tape needs to hold the base of the neck to the shoulder joint. Girth of hand – measured at the widest part of the hand grabbing the armpit. Sleeve length – the tape is carried out from the shoulder joint to the desired length. The girth of the wrist – measured the thinnest part of the wrist.
Specialists in designing clothing carried out a large number of different measurements. But the average person is enough to know the above indicators.