Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Preemie Crochet Hat

     A few weeks ago after searching and searching I couldn't find just a simple baby hat that I could crochet. The patterns that I was finding on Pinterest were either too girly, had too many different stitches or just time consuming. So I made up my own pattern. This pattern (for the preemie size) only has 8 rounds so it works up pretty fast and it uses simple double crochet with just one round of decreasing. 
Let me know if there are any mistakes in the pattern.

  • Caron Simply Soft or similar yarn.
  • Size H crochet hook

dc - double crochet
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together (decrease)
sc - single crochet

Round 1: Chain 5. 15 dc in 5th chain from hook, join with slip stitch.
[Begin working in back loops only]

Round 2: Chain 2, 1 dc in same stitch as chain, 2 dc in each stitch to end, join with slip stitch.

Round 3-4: Chain 2, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat around, join with slip stitch.

Round 5-6: Chain 2, 1 dc in each stitch to end, join with slip stitch.

Round 7: Chain 2, *dc2tog in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat around, join with slip stitch.

Round 8: Chain 2, 1 sc in each stitch to end, join with slip stitch.
Fasten Off.


harknessangels said...

Love this hat! Great pattern, thanks so much for sharing it.

Cathie J said...

Great Preemie pattern.

Andrea said...

Beautiful picture!!! As I am normally using patterns in German, please explain step 1 for me - I understand the following rounds, but did not get the clue of starting...

Britney Wolfe said...

Hi Andrea,
For the first step you start with 5 chain stitches, then you do 15 double crochets in the first chain stitch that you made. Does that help?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. I just made it. Very easy to follow.

Anonymous said...

Is round supposed to be an invrease? I worked it as double crochet instead of an increaae and it turned out great but as an increase the hat looked like a beret.

Anonymous said...

Supposed to say round 4

Anonymous said...

Hi Britney. I like your pattern.Can you tell me how many dc are you supposed to have in rd 6? I think I have too many. Thank you JoAnn

Sabrina Bundy said...

How can I make this hat for newborn? I'm going to make this for hospital near me. Would I like in both preemie and newborn sizes.

Deborah Hercsek said...

How much do i increase for newborn size? Love your pattern!!!

Olímpia Costa said...

From Portugal, thanks for another wonderful pattern!
I have been crocheting, knitting and sewing since I was about 8 years old. Everything I do is either for friends who ask me or for charity. I use every spare minute to crochet and everywhere I go, I take my crochet bag with me.
Much love to all
Olimpia Costa