How to Measure


Every baby is different but I try to make it easy for you to order the perfect size. I always recommend measuring before ordering—even if your babe is an avid bonnet wearer. As bonnet fit can vary from shop to shop it is very important that you measure your babe especially if you have never ordered from Mitzi Loves Dottie before.

While my sizes are listed by age groups, please do not order based on just your babe's age bracket. Always order based on measurements.

There are two measurements you need. Follow the steps and find the correct size below. If you have questions or need help, please email me.

1. Start from the jawbone, just under the earlobe, go up and over the head (just above the hairline) and back down to the other jawbone. This is your first measurement.

2. Start at the temple and go around the back of the head to the other temple keeping the measuring tape level. This is your second measurement.

11.5" and 10" - Newborn (this is the size I use for dolly bonnets)
13.5" and 12.25" - 0-3 months
14" and 12.5" - 3-6 months
14.5" and 14 - 6-12 months
16" and 14.5" - 12-18 months
16.5" and 15.25" - 18-24 months
18.5" and 16" - 2-4 years
Please note, these measurements will produce a fit as seen above. It's a traditional fit that is snug and cosy without being tight. If your babe is between sizes, at the end of a size, or you wish for a more hood-like fit, size up.