Volunteer Measurement Guide

Important NOTE:  When making a set, make sure that the items in the set all fall within the same size category. Otherwise, the set will have to be split up. Thank you!

Blanket Measurements

The Preemie Project is in need of knit and crochet blankets for it’s infant bereavement program.

Sizes needed:  15 x 15 inches up to 36 x 36 inches.

Colors needed:  We need at least half of the blankets in solid white.  We need smaller amounts of solid pale pink and solid pale blue.

Hat Measurements

The following are some specific hats measurements in each size category.

NOTICE: Do NOT stretch hat when measuring.  Hat measurements are 1.0″-1.5″ smaller than the head circumference. The hats should stretch at least 1.0″ – 1.5″.  (See head measurements in the second chart.) If your hat does not stretch that much, you will need to make the hat a bit wider.

1-1.5 lbs 2-3 lbs 3-5 lbs 6-8 lbs 9-11 lbs
Hat Circumference 7.5″ to 8.5″ 8.5″ to 10″ 10″ to 12″ 12″ to 12.5″ 13″ to 14″
Hat Length (height) 3″ to 3.25″ 3.5″ to 4.0″ 4″ to 5″ 5″ to 6″ 6″ to 6.5″

Garment Measurement Guide:

When measuring a garment, measure the chest circumference first; that will place you in the correct size range. Once you determine the size of the garment, make sure the rest of the measurements are within that same range.

  1 to 1.5 lbs 2 to 3 lbs 3 to 5 lbs 6 to 8 lbs 9 to 11 lbs
Chest
(circumference)
9″ to 10″ 11″ to 12″ 12″ to 14″ 15″ to 17″ 18″ to 19.5″
Garment Length 11″ to 12″ 12.5″ to 14″ 14.5″ to 16.5″ 17″ to 18″ 19″ to 20″
Wrist to Wrist 11″ to 12″ 12.5″ to 14″ 14.5″ to 16″ 16.5″ to 18″ 18.5″ to 20″
Bottom of Neck
(circumference)
2.5″ 3″ 3.5″ 4.5″ 5.5″
Head
(circumference)
8.0″ to 9.25″ 9.75 to 11″ 11.25″ to 12.75″ 13″ to 14″ 14.5″
Bootie and Sock Length
(length from heel to toes)
1.75″ to 2.25″ 2.25″ to 2.75″ 2.75″ to 3.5″ 3.5″ to 4″ 3.75″ to 4.25″

Updated 08/17/2017