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 know the size of the hats
Appearance and ease to wear largely depends on how well matched the size. This applies both to the main upper or lower clothing and accessories like hats or gloves. But if your size is usually all known at least approximately, such details as the size of the hats, often overlooked. However, to know these dimensions are important, especially in the case of remote purchases via the Internet or through catalogs.
You will need
- the tape, mirror, table
Of course, to choose any headpiece preferably with direct fitting. But this is not always possible. Often we buy things without trying, when ordering by mail or Internet. Sometimes you have to buy a beanie baby in his absence, when to try as impossible. In all these cases it is necessary to accurately know the size.
To know the size of the hats is quite simple, just measure the circumference of your head and compare the resulting size with the size chart hats. For measuring you will need regular sartorial meter (the tape) and the mirror if you plan to measure your head.
The circumference of your head measured around the circumference of the skull, while the tape must pass in front of the frontal mounds about 1.5-2 cm above the eyebrows, above the ears on each side and gently cover the back of the head. Tightly inch is not necessary, but is free to SAG it should not. The result will match your head size.
There are both General international standard sizes of hats, and for individual countries. An exact match of a particular size can be read from the table of dimensions. In particular, in Russia it is customary to designate the size of caps and hats in centimeters corresponding to the coverage of the head. International standard and American sizes are expressed as letters: S = 53-54 cm); M = 55-56 cm, L = 57-58 cm; XL = 59-60 cm In the UK and Western Europe generally accepted dimensions of headwear, expressed in inches. To know their exact correspondence in the dimension tables.
When choosing a headdress, if you doubt the accuracy of the size, you should always choose something a little larger to avoid when worn with an unpleasant feeling of compression of the head. This is especially important when it comes to selecting hats for children. And for an adult hat too tight can create a lot of inconvenience.
Advice 3 : How to measure the head circumference of the child
The child in the first months of life must be regularly show pediatrician. The doctor followed, not only for baby's health and development. An important indicator of physical development is a change in the circumference of the head. Too fast or too slow growth of the head may indicate serious diseases. As a rule, monitoring by a pediatrician is enough. But concerned parents can and do measure your baby.
You will need
- - the tape;
- - table of changes in the circumference of your head.
To measure the circumference of the head fit usual measuring tape used by tailors. It is only necessary that the numbers were written clearly enough. Please note that sides of the tape differ. Standard sewing centimeter two zero. So it's important to tape in the process not tangled.
Measurement is best done with an assistant. Let someone from the household will take the kid on hands. Remove the fat cap, thin to leave. To measure a newborn baby can be as during sleep and in moments of wakefulness.
Apply the zero mark of the centimeter to the back of the head of the baby, a little above the nape. Hold the end of the cm with your finger. Circle the tape over the ear, the eyebrows, the second ear. The tape must not drape or hang too loose.
View result and write it down. Compare your data table with the result of the previous measurement. If there is considerable variation in the rate of growth, contact your pediatrician. The average growth rate of the skull suggests that the brain of the baby is developing in full accordance with age and performance. Excessive gain can be a symptom of hydrocephalus and other diseases.
After a year the head can be measured not so much. Usually such measurements are carried out every six months. In the second year of life the circumference of the head increases on the average on 1,5-2cm, and between two and three years the change is only 1cm or a little more.
In children the first year of life the head grows pretty quickly. Its circumference is increased by an average of 1cm per month. But the increase is uneven. For example, between the first and second months of life, the girth increases by more than 1cm, and between the fourth and fifth — only a few millimeters. The growth rate depends on the individual characteristics in table are averages. The head circumference girls are usually a little less than the boy of the same age and approximately same height.