Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Preemie and Micro Preemie Baby Caps, Free Crochet Pattern







There are lots of baby hat patterns available on the Internet; however, there are not that many preemie baby hat patterns. So I would like to share my simple pattern for these preemie and micro-preemie baby caps. I know a lot of ladies crochet for charities, so I hope my patterns will be useful.



US Hook size F/5 (3.75 MM)



Light worsted yarn, about 30-40 yards

For the beanies shown above I used Beehive Baby Sport by Patons


Gauge: first 3 rounds = 2.75 inches in diameter


Abbreviations:

ch chain

sl st slip stitch

sc single crochet

dc double crochet


* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.





Size: Preemie, about 11 inches in circumference (plus stretch), and 4.25 inches in height


Magic ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (36 dc)

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (48 dc)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in back loop only in same beginning space, sc in back loop only of each dc around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (48 sc)

Round 6: ch 1, sc in back loop only in same beginning space, sc in back loop only of each sc around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (48 sc)


Repeat Round 6 until the hat measures 4.25 in height. Fasten off.



Size: Micro-Preemie, about 9.5 inches in circumference (plus stretch), and 4 inches in height


Magic ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 9 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (10 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, 2 dc in each dc around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (30 dc)

Round 4: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same beginning space, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (40 dc)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in back loop only in same beginning space, sc in back loop only of each dc around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (40 sc)


Round 6: ch 1, sc in back loop only in same beginning space, sc in back loop only of each sc around; join with sl st to 1st sc. (40 sc)

Repeat Round 6 until the hat measures 4 inches in height. Fasten off. 

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12 comments:

  1. I love those pretty baby hats you crocheted. Thanks for the pattern too!
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  2. The little hats are so cute! Thanks for the pattern. ♥

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  4. Thank you for sharing the pattern to these beautiful baby hats. You are an angel.

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  5. Really cute !!!!
    Have a lovely day !
    Anna

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  6. It's lovely!! Thanks for sharing:)

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  7. Beautiful baby caps!Thanks for sharing!
    I hope you have a lovely day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you so much. The hats are lovely. I donate a lot of preemie hats to my local NICU so the free pattern very much appreciated.

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  9. Cudowne czapki śliczne kolory jak dla małych dziewczynek.Dziękuję za opis.Serdecznie pozdrawiam.

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  10. Thank you so much Olga!
    I will put these to good use.

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  11. They are wonderful.
    Hugs and thanks,
    Meredith

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  12. this will be perfect pattern to make for our local Newborns in Need. I will print and share too with the other ladies. Thanks for sharing!

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