How wide should a scarf be for a child?

Asked By: D'Arc Pavlic | Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020
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For scarves on children, they range from desired width (3″-6″; or child's handspan or double for a cowl. Good rule is 4″) to the child's height for length. If you are able to measure the person, I've found the best minimum scarf length should be from the chin to the floor when standing.

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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.

Likewise, how long and wide should a toddler scarf be? SIZING. The scarf is about 5 1/4 inches wide and 36 1/2 inches long when relaxed and not stretched. This is about right for an older baby or toddler, with some room to grow.

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.

How many chains should a child's scarf be?

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.

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How long and wide should a scarf be?

Traditionally, a scarf goes tip to tip. To do this, try holding your arms out so that the scarf reaches from your left finger across to your right one. On average, this scarf will be about 60" long. Most short scarves are 55" long, medium scarves are roughly 70" extended, and long scarves are about 82" in length.

What is the average width of a knitted scarf?

Width. Most scarves are between 6" and 8" wide. Dress scarves can be narrower, and scarves that double as shawlettes can be 10" wide or more.

How do you make a winter scarf?

This is pretty easy to do.
  1. Lay your scarf out flat.
  2. Using the fabric pencil and your measuring tape, draw a line about 6 inches from the end of the scarf.
  3. Sew a seam across the line.
  4. Using your scissors, make a cut about half an inch from the side of the scarf.
  5. Make another cut about every half inch.

How wide is a skinny scarf?

four to five inches wide by about 70" long. wrap twice, or even use as a belt. 60" to 70" seems to be the consensus.

What is the best size knitting needles for a scarf?


If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.

How wide should a women's knitted scarf be?

If you hold out your arms the scarf should reach from your left finger tip across to your right. This averages about 60”. A men's scarf is typically about 6” wide, whereas, a women's scarf width has more flexibility. A narrow scarf can be knit just 5” wide or a dramatic wider scarf up to 10”.

How long should a scarf be for a 9 year old?

Children under the age of 9 need shorter scarves because they themselves are shorter. Many people swear by the rule that scarves should be as long as the person is tall, but a general guideline for younger children is 36 inches long.

What is the best stitch for a scarf?

To create a scarf using the garter stitch, follow these steps:
  • Cast on 12 stitches.
  • Knit every stitch and every row with the same garter stitch until you have about a yard of yarn left, or the scarf has reached your desired length.
  • Next, you need to bind off.
  • Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of about 6 inches.

How much wool is needed for a child's scarf?

Knitting Patterns For Dummies
Yarn Weight Category Stitches per Inch Yards Needed for a Scarf
2 Fine 6 to 7 300
3 Light 5 to 6 250
4 Medium 4 to 5 200
5 Bulky 3 to 4 150

How long should a scarf for a 5 year old be?


I googled it and some sources are saying that 36 inches is a good general scarf length for small children, and that the width should be 5-7 inches.

How many stitches are in a inch?

Average – 6 stitches per inch. Accomplished – 8 stitches per inch. Expert – 10 stitches per inch. Professional – 12 stitches per inch.

How do you end a scarf?

To end a scarf by binding off, finish your last row of stitches, then knit the first 2 stitches of the next row as normal. Next, use your left-hand needle to lift the first stitch over the second stitch on your right-hand needle. Knit another stitch, then lift the first loop over the second again.

How much yarn do you need for a scarf?

For a Classic Scarf
Average size = 7" X 5'. Uses 150 - 200 grams of yarn.

What size should a 3 year old Knit be?

SIZE CHART
label age inches
80 / 6-12m 6-12 months 31.5
92 / 18-24m(1-2y) 18-24 months (or 1-2 years) 34-36.5
98 / 2-3y 2-3 years 36.5-38.5
104 / 3-4y 3-4 years 38.5-41

How long should a crochet scarf be for a child?


The sizes below should act as a good guideline. We do not recommend crocheting scarves for children under the age of 3 or 4 as they can be a choking hazard.

Crochet Scarf Length Chart by Style.
Scarf Size Style Length
Small Short 55 inches
Medium Wraps Once 55-70 inches
Long Wraps Twice 70+ inches

Can toddlers wear scarves?

If your child's feet and hands are warm, what they are wearing is usually good. In younger children, remove drawstrings from clothing that could catch on climbing or play equipment. Use Velcro or other snaps instead. Use a neck warmer instead of a scarf, and mitten clips instead of a string to prevent choking.