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Kids Glove & Mitten Size Chart

Kids' Glove & Mitten Size Chart


S
M
L
XL
AGE
4 - 6
6 - 8
8 - 10
10 - 12
HAND CIRCUMFERENCE
6"
6.5"
7"
7.5"

Choosing the right glove or mitten size for your child can make a big difference in keeping their hands warm and comfortable. Here's a breakdown to help you find the perfect fit for your kid's gloves or mittens.

Measuring for Size

Using a measuring tape or string, measure around the widest part of your child's hand, typically just below the knuckles (excluding the thumb). This measurement will give you the hand circumference.

Then measure from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. This gives you the hand length.

Size Charts

Here’s a general guideline for children’s glove and mitten sizes based on their age and hand measurements:

  • Infants (0-12 months)

    • Hand Circumference: 4-4.5 inches

    • Hand Length: 2.5-3 inches

  • Toddlers (1-2 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 4.5-5 inches

    • Hand Length: 3-3.5 inches

  • Children (2-3 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 5-5.5 inches

    • Hand Length: 3.5-4 inches

  • Children (4-6 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 5.5-6 inches

    • Hand Length: 4-4.5 inches

  • Children (6-8 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 6-6.5 inches

    • Hand Length: 4.5-5 inches

  • Children (8-10 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 6.5-7 inches

    • Hand Length: 5-5.5 inches

  • Preteens (10-12 years)

    • Hand Circumference: 7-7.5 inches

    • Hand Length: 5.5-6 inches


Tips for Choosing the Right Fit

Comfort and Movement: Ensure there’s enough room for the fingers to move comfortably. Tight gloves can restrict movement and make hands colder.

Adjustable Features: Look for gloves with adjustable straps or elastic wrists to keep out the cold and snow.

Materials: For winter gloves, materials like fleece, wool, and waterproof fabrics are ideal. For other seasons, lighter materials like cotton or synthetic blends work well.

Try Them On: If possible, have your child try on the gloves or mittens to ensure a good fit.

Brands and Their Size Charts

Different brands may have slight variations in sizing, so it's always a good idea to check their specific size charts. Some popular brands like North Face, Columbia, and Burton provide detailed size charts on their websites to help you make the right choice.


By taking accurate measurements and considering these tips, you can ensure your child's gloves or mittens fit well, keeping their hands warm and protected during all kinds of outdoor adventures.

How NOT to lose a mitten:

Keeping kids' mittens from getting lost can be quite a challenge, but here are some effective methods to ensure they stay attached and don't go missing:

Mitten Clips:are small devices that clip onto the cuffs of your child's jacket and the mittens themselves. They work like suspenders and keep the mittens securely attached to the jacket even when taken off. They are easy to use and come in various colors and designs.

String Through the Sleeves: thread a long string or elastic cord through the sleeves of your child's jacket, attaching each end to a mitten. This way, if the mittens come off, they hang from the ends of the sleeves instead of falling to the ground. This method is classic and very effective.

Mitten Clips with Elastic band:that runs through the sleeves of the jacket. This combination of clips and elastic can be more secure than just the string method, as it provides more flexibility and movement.

Sew-on Clips: you can sew small clips or loops inside the cuffs of your child's jacket. Attach matching clips or hooks to the mittens. This method is more permanent but very secure and ensures that the mittens stay attached to the jacket at all times.

Mitten Straps: are similar to mitten clips but are usually made of elastic bands. These straps can be clipped onto the inside of the jacket cuffs and the mittens. They are flexible and allow for some movement without losing the mittens.

Velcro Straps:some mittens come with Velcro straps that can be wrapped around the wrists or cuffs of the jacket. These are easy for kids to use on their own and provide a secure attachment.

Integrated Systems: some winter jackets come with integrated mitten attachment systems. These jackets have built-in straps, clips, or loops designed specifically for keeping mittens attached.

Tips for All-season Effectiveness

Regular Checks: of the attachments to ensure they are secure and not damaged.

Child-Friendly: choose methods that your child can easily manage themselves, encouraging independence.

Durability: opt for durable materials and clips that can withstand the wear and tear of active play.


Using these methods, you can significantly reduce the chances of your child's mittens getting lost, ensuring their hands stay warm and protected throughout the winter.

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