How wide should a scarf be for a child?
Correspondingly, how wide should a scarf be?
The width of the scarf is your choice. Most scarves are between 6 and 8 inches. Yours can be skinnier or wider.
Also, how many stitches do you cast on for a child's scarf?
Cast on 10-40 stitches using your first color of yarn, depending on the size of your needles and desired width.
The number of chains you'll need depends on how wide you want the scarf and how thick your yarn is. If you're using a medium-width yarn, each chain will be about 1/4 inch. If you want your scarf to be 5 inches wide, then that would be 20 chains.