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How to Crochet a Preemie Hat (Free Pattern)

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Lisa Jane loves to crochet and is starting to write down the patterns of the projects that she crochets.

Do you have some leftover yarn that's too short for most projects? Turn it into a tiny hat for a preemie baby!

Do you have some leftover yarn that's too short for most projects? Turn it into a tiny hat for a preemie baby!

Turn Leftover Yarn Into a Cute Crocheted Preemie Hat

I love to crochet. I had never crocheted a preemie hat before, but I decided to try it because I had some leftover yarn. The leftover yarn wasn't long enough for a big project, but it was perfect for a small hat. One evening, I sat down with a cup of coffee and just crocheted until I ran out of yarn. These hats are great if you know someone who has a preemie baby or if you want to crochet a bunch of hats to donate.

I am grateful that my grandmother taught me how to crochet. She taught me the basics, and I learned the rest by watching YouTube videos. It's amazing how much you can learn by watching videos on YouTube.

I am not good at writing out patterns. So if this is not easy to follow, please let me know.

Items Needed

  • Yarn (any color)
  • Crochet needle (any size; I prefer the 5 needles)
  • Sewing needle (optional, to weave in the ends)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Chain 3.

Row 1: You will need to do 12 double crochet (dc) in the 3rd chain. Then do a slip stitch. Chain 2 then turn over.

Row 2: You will need to double crochet (dc) in the same stitch as chain 2, then 2 double crochet (dc) in each stitch. Then do a slip stitch. Chain 2 then turn over.

Row 3: You will need to double crochet (dc) in the same stitch. 1 double crochet (dc) in next stitch, 2 double crochet in next stitch, repeat around. Then do a slip stitch. Chain 2 then turn over.

Rows 4–7: You will need to crochet 1 double crochet (dc) in the same stitch as chain 2. 1 double crochet (dc) in each double crochet (dc) around. Then do a slip stitch. Chain 1 then turn over.

Row 8: Do 1 single crochet in each double crochet (dc) all around until you get to the end. Then do a slip stitch. Cut the yarn and pull it through the hat.

Another preemie hat I made in a two-tone color scheme.

Another preemie hat I made in a two-tone color scheme.

A cute maroon hat.

A cute maroon hat.

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Comments

Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on December 03, 2018:

Thanks. I am trying to learn how to write patterns.

Nell Rose from England on December 03, 2018:

That is fantastic! I am useless at sewing, knitting and crocheting, but I totally respect people who have the skill. I didn't now what you meant by a preemie hat, duh, lol! but yes I got it in the end.