Thank you Bev for the size charts!

I am passing on these measurement lists that I found at Bev’s Country cottage blog

Hats: (newborn to Adult)

Newborns  Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5″ – 13″ Hat height = 5.5 to 6″ 13-15 cm

Baby – 3 to 6 months   Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 – 7″ 15-18 cm

Baby – 6 to 12 months Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ” 41-48 cm ;  Hat height = 7.5″  18 cm

Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years) Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8″  20 cm

Child (3 – 10 years) Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5″  22cm

Pre-teens and Teens  Hat Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm; height 9-10″  25 cm

Adult Woman Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″  Hat height = 11″

Adult Man Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm; Hat height = 11″-11.5″

Feet: (Premmie to Adult)

Foot Size Chart for babies

Preemies 1-2 lbs Foot Length 1″ – 1 3/4″  2½-4 cm

2-3 lbs
Foot Length 2″ – 2 1/2″  4-5 cm

3-5 lbs
Foot Length 2 1/2″ – 3″  5-7 cm

5-7 lbs
Foot Length 3″ – 3 1/2″  7-9 cm

7-9 lbs
Foot Length 3 1/4″ – 3 3/4″  9-10 cm (most needed size for newborns)

OLDER KIDS FEET For older kids and adults, feet vary so much in size, you will need to measure each persons foot to be more accurate.

3 -6  months Foot Length 4″ – 4.5″  10-12 cm

6 months – 1 year 4.25″ – 4.75″  12-13 cm

18 months – 2 years
Foot Length    4.5″ – 5.5″ 13-14 cm

2 years – 4 years
Foot Length  5.5″ – 6″ 14-15 cm

5-8 years
Foot Length 6” – 7″ 16-18 cm

12 years Foot Length 7″ – 8.5″ 18-21 cm

Adult  Woman Foot Length  8″ – 11″  20-27 cm (I wear a size 9.5-10 (European 42) women’s shoe and my foot measures 10.5″ 26 cm not standing on it.)

Adult Man Foot Length 10″ – 12″  25-36 cm (My son wears a 12.5 (European 46) shoe and his foot measures 11.25″ 27 cm  long not standing on it.)

I found this SOCK ANALYSIS CHART that lists so much information about sock sizes for all ages!

Sweater measurements: (2yrs to 14yrs)

Approximate Sweater Measurements- remember children vary in height and width but these are meant to be a guideline.  If you are making these for humanitarian causes, the sweater you make will fit someone:

Size in years:

Age 2-3:   Chest – 22″   Back neck to waist – 9″   Sleeve –  12.25 -13″

Age 4-5:   Chest –  24″   Back neck to waist – 11″   Sleeve – 15″

Age 6-7:   Chest –  27″   Back neck to waist – 12″   Sleeve – 16.5″

Age 8-9:   Chest –  29″   Back neck to waist – 13″   Sleeve – 17.5″

Age 10-11:   Chest – 30″   Back neck to waist – 14.25″   Sleeve – 18″

Age 12-13:   Chest – 32″   Back neck to waist –  15.25″   Sleeve – 21″

Age 14:   Chest – 34   Back neck to waist – 15.5″   Sleeve – 24″


Blanket Sizes (approximate) For preemies, blankets without ‘holes’ are best.

Small Preemie: 18″ – 20″ square 45 cm – 50 cm square

Medium Preemie: 20″ – 22″ square 50 cm – 56 cm sq

Large Preemie: 22″ – 30″ square 55 cm – 75 cm sq

Full Term Baby: 32″ – 36″ square  80-90 cm sq

Baby 30″ x 36″ = crib sized (6″ granny squares= 5 across x 6 down ~ 30 sq)

Children  42″x 48″  (6″ squares= 7 across x 8 down ~ 56 sq)

Lapghan often used in seniors homes 36″ x 48″ (6″ squares= 6 across x 8 down ~ 48 squares)
Adult Afghan (Will fit across top of bed)  48″ x 72″ = twin sized.  (6″ squares= 8 across x 12 down ~ 96 squares) Adult Double Bed  (Will fit across top of bed and over just a bit)  60″ x 84″ = full sized.  (6″ squares= 10 across x 14 down ~ 160 squares)

I recommend crocheting a double crocheted or shell crocheted edge around each blanket to finish it nicely. Most places that serve others won’t need these size mattress covers, but some of you might for family etc.  These are the actual mattress sizes though and not the blanket sizes.  You will need to make the blankets at least 6″ wider and longer so they fit over a person when laying on the bed.  In fact a foot larger would be more comfy!

Queen Mattress 60″ wide x 80″ long
Cal-King Mattress 72″ wide x 84″ long
King Mattress 76″ wide x 80″ long


Knitting Book Review: 50 Fabulous Knitted Borders

50 Fabulous Knitted Borders  by Rita Weiss

Have been looking at this booklet for awhile. I like how it is set up. There is a two page directory of with small pictures names and page numbers. Each pattern has a lovely large long sample picture of the lace border, the written pattern is printed below. My only complaint about this pattern book… no charts. Can’t have everything! Otherwise I would recommend it, large print, excellent pictures, simple directions.

Knitting Book Review: 400 Knitting Stitches

Book: 400 Knitting Stitches by Potter Craft

Excellent review by Silverrose Knits

So good I have nothing to add :0)

FO Friday: Not much to report, so “Finds on Friday”!

Another FO Friday brought to you by Tami’s Blog!

Things continue to progress. Waiting for results from hubby’s the Heart monitor. Working away on mittens should be done for next friday. Meanwhile I thought I would share some “Finds on Friday” :0)

A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt

I have an academic bent and find reference material about knitting and textiles fascinating. I have to admit that I found this book on my book shelf. If you want a really good read, great pictures, charts, history, maps, and cultural techniques. I know this book is not for everyone, but I read it over about every five years. It’s an old favourite.

Reader’s Digest The Essential Stitch Collection by Lesley Stanfield & Melody Griffiths

I did buy this one recently. Basically a 300 stitch directory. Why when I have several Barbara Walkers and some other directories? It caught my eye! Not only an excellent photograph of each of the patterns, very clear instructions and they are all charted. Each section has a two page spread with photographs and location of all the patterns within that chapter.  The back of the book has a very comprehensive glossary of abbreviations and International needle conversation tables (including Japanese).I could not have designed a better stitch dictionary, I hope they release another one!

Well that’s all for this week, take care all :0)

Techniques: Bunch of Bind offs (video tutorials)

Been looking for Video Tutorials for various techniques, sometimes a video is worth a thousand words!

3 needle bind off (expertvillage):

Bind off in pattern (verypinkknits):

Elastic bind off (yeasuj) great for sock tops! :

Grandma favourite bind off (knitpurlhunter):

Icelandic Bind off (Druzziel) not real clear but visible:

Icord Bind off (verypinkknits): cast off (knittingtipsbyjudy) not folded heam:

Kitchener stitch or grafting (TheCraftChannel):

Purl cast off (elsteffo):

Russian Bind Off (stepbystepknitting):

Sewn Bind off (verypinkknits):

Suspended bind off (stitchdiva) a loose bind off:

Tubular bind off (MtMomdesigns):

Tubular 2×2 bind off (MtMomdesigns):

Yarn over bind off (verypinkknits):  I have never seen this one before, good for top of toe-up socks

Techniques: Stitch Directory (video tutorials)

Big Thank yous to all those tech minded knitters and their tech support for these lovely little vid-snips!

Bamboo stitch (dropsdesign):

Bamboo stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Birds eye lace (shetlandtrader):

Diagonal Lace (dropsdesign):

Daisy stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Horizontal Herringbone (newstitchaday):

Lacey eyelet Rib (knittingtipsbyjudy):

Linen Stitch (cyberseams):

Loop stitch (woolandthegangsa):

Mason-dixon Vale stitch (reconteur223):

Old Shale or Feather and Fan (iknitwithcatfur):

Prime Rib Brioche Stitch (Clark Mills):

Purse stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Rasberry stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Sand and rice stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Spider Stitch (iknitwithcatfur):

Strawberry stitch (

Techniques: Cast ons + (Video Tutorials)

While cruising videos I came across this… Thank you Verypinkknits and Oftroy for posting these great vids :0)

EZ cast on, Provisional, Italian cast on (tubular co)

(Part 1) 3 colour Long tail cast on

(Part 2) Latvian Braid from 3 colour Long Tail Cast on

(Part 3) Latvian Braid from 3 colour Long tail cast on

Long Tail Cast on

Casting on the gathered centre of a circle

Channel island cast on

Tubular cast on verypinkknits:

Italian or tubular cast on

I found these interesting, I hope you do too.

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