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    Rachels is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default Circumference of newborn heads?

    Can't believe I can't remember, but how big are babies' heads typically when they're newborn? I'm making hats.

    -Rachel
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    Default RE: Circumference of newborn heads?

    Hi, Rachel!

    I am looking in my What to Expect the First Year and here are the measurements she gives:

    Average is 13.8 inches.
    Normal range is from 12.9-14.7 inches.

    Are you knitting or crocheting the hats? I really need to take up knitting or crocheting. The hospital where Andrew was born gave him a hand knit baby blue cap when he was born. A senior women's group makes the hats for the newborns at the hospital and donates them. It is so precious! It made me feel really special for him to have a handmade gift the minute he was born. Of course, it was a little big on him and kept falling over his eyes!LOL!

    Take care and HTH!

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    Rachels is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default RE: Circumference of newborn heads?

    Thanks! I'm knitting. I love it! My midwife hand-knit a hat for Abigail and gave it to us at the birth, and I treasure it. It's still in her drawer.

    -Rachel
    Mom to Abigail Rose
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    Default RE: Circumference of newborn heads?

    That's smart to get the circumferene. My sister knits and just trusts the stated size. Last year I got a hat and this year DH did because her first try turned out way too big. At least she loves the photos of us and DS matching.

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    Default RE: Circumference of newborn heads?

    I'd make it a little smaller since the yarn will stretch...that way it will stay on better and not be too big. JMO. :-)

    Jamie
    Mommy to Kayla
    5-1-03

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    Melanie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default RE: Circumference of newborn heads?

    Ds' was considered big at 14.5.


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