How to Measure Head Circumference

by Contributing Writer

In the age of mass produced clothing few of us find the need to take body measurements anymore. Most of us buy our hats straight of the rack. However, whether you are getting a custom made hat or trying to gauge your child’s size percentile, measuring the circumference of your head is easy and fast.

Step 1

Place tape measure around your head, measuring slightly above the ears.

Step 2

If you are measuring for a hat, consult a hat sizing chart.

Step 3

If you are measuring your child’s head circumference for a growth percentile, measure the circumference in centimeters and enter the figure into an online growth calculator.