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This probably qualifies as the most bizarre question asked in this forum.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I am making some blankets to donate to the Children's Hospital in my area and they have asked specifically for blankets for ages 10-17. I don't know any kids in that age bracket. So could if you have a child that age, can you tell me how tall they are, please? I want to make sure these blankets are going to be long enough. I am aiming to make as many as possible in twin sized, but in some cases I don't have enough yarn so I still want to try to make one even if it isn't totally twin sized.<br><br>
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The 10 yo at my disposal is 54.5 in. And the 9 yo who didn't like being left out of the age range is 50.75in<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">.
 

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My 16 yo dd is 5'6"<br>
My 13 yo ds is 5'10" and still growing<br>
My 11 yo ds is 5'2" and still growing<br><br>
I'm guessing you will find the full range of heights that you find in adults. My dh is 6'2" and was almost that height at 17.
 

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Dylan, age 12, is 4' 9". The girls ranged from 5' to 5' 3" at age 16-17.
 

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Girls often hit a big growth spurt btwn the ages of 10 and 11 y/o and are usually at their full adult height within a year of getting their periods (which, I understand, happens on avg at age 12.5). So, by 14 y/o, I'd expect the girls to be similar in height range to adult women. Boys keep growing until their late teens or even early 20s sometimes and hit that big height jump later in my understanding.<br><br>
My oldest dd, who will be 12 in 3.5 months, is currently 5' tall. She was 4'6" at her 10th bd. She still has some growing to go, too. My younger dd, who will be 10 in 4.5 months, is 4'3" tall, but she has tended toward the shorter end of the height spectrum her entire life. From a genetic standpoint, she is unlikely to be tall.
 

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Thanks everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> This is helpful to determine whether this current blanket will be suitable for donation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I mean, I figure if it covers a lot of me, and I am 5'7, then I should be good to go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My kid hit 5' at 8.... so for 10-17 year olds I would definitely make them adult-sized. If it covers you then it sounds perfect!<br><br>
And what a sweet thing to do! It seems like more people always want to donate to the cute little kids, but a friend sent my daughter a handmade quilt when she was 12 or so and it has been a treasured possession ever since. I think teens really need handmade blankets.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My kid hit 5' at 8.... so for 10-17 year olds I would definitely make them adult-sized. If it covers you then it sounds perfect!<br><br>
And what a sweet thing to do! It seems like more people always want to donate to the cute little kids, but a friend sent my daughter a handmade quilt when she was 12 or so and it has been a treasured possession ever since. I think teens really need handmade blankets.</div>
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Sadly I never considered that age group either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> One of my student's Mother works for the hospital and she told me that the preteen/teens never get anything made for them. Their goal is to provide every child there with a handmade blanket, a book and a stuffed animal, but the blankets are so hard to get for the older ones. So off I go <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Although it takes forever <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But I am excited to help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My 17 year old ds1 is pretty close to exactly 6'.<br>
He has a classmate, the same age, who is about 6'3".<br>
My 15 year old nephew is probably about 5'10" or 5'11".<br><br>
And...there was a guy at my high school who was 6'11" at 17. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I finished the one today that I was running out of yarn for. It is almost 60 inches. Whew! That was a close one! I am sure it will be suitable for someone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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DD is 11 and 5'1"<br><br>
She has friends (11 & 12 years old) who range between 4'5" and 5'4"<br><br>
This is so sweet of you!
 

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My twin sons were my height (5'4") by the time they were 11; by age 14 they were 5'10"; they are currently 5'11", almosy 16. I do not expect that they have stopped growing yet, though they seem to have slowed down.<br><br>
Thank you for doing this!
 

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Dd is almost 12 and 5 ft 1 in.Thank you for doing this!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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ds is 14 and 5'9" or 5'10" ds 19 is 6'2" ds14 is my bio child. he will be tall. prolly 6'4" or so...<br><br>
very nice of you to do this for a childrens hospital.
 

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My 12y old son is 146 cm - around 57.5 in according to some conversion table I found.<br>
Thanks for doing this!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I finished the one today that I was running out of yarn for. It is almost 60 inches. Whew! That was a close one! I am sure it will be suitable for someone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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That would fit my 50 inch 10yo, who still sometimes snuggles under her crib blanket.<br><br>
Wait, it's still May, I mean my 9yo.
 
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