Toddler Scarf Length

Whether you’re making your own handmade scarf as your next crochet or knitting project, or buying a store-bought one, you may be wondering the perfect length for a toddler scarf.

It can be difficult to actually get a child to wear a scarf, but things will go much more smoothly if the length and width are perfect for the size of your child. Here we will take a look at just how long and wide your scarf should be for your child.

How Long Should a Toddler Scarf Be?

The general rule of thumb for the length of a toddler scarf is to use the height of the child. Measure the child’s height and make a scarf that is approximately the same size as that. So a toddler scarf should be around the same size as their height.

If you’re unsure about the height and you can’t measure the child, 34-38 inches is a good length for your average young child.

This rule of thumb applies to both regular scarves and infinity scarves.

How Wide Should a Scarf Be for a Child?

The next thing you want to decide before crafting away on your scarf is how wide to make it. On average most child scarves should have a width of around 3 to 6 inches. Some children may be uncomfortable with overly wide scarves, so you will want to make sure to choose the appropriate width that will comfortably wrap around their neck.

Closing Thoughts

A toddler scarf is always a fun project to make. It’s pretty simple once you figure out what measurements you want to make it. Figuring out the dimensions ahead of time can help you make the perfect fit. If you’re following a pattern you may need to adjust accordingly.

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