Free premature babies crochet hat pattern
This is a simply adorable and highly addictive crochet pattern … I can assure you will be hooked 🙂
So here it goes, Enjoy!
I use a size 4mm crochet hook and 4 ply baby yarn or cotton. I have experimented with other yarns and hooks, but I think this is a perfect combo.
Create a slip knot and chain (ch) 2
6 double crochet (dc) into second ch from hook
Slip stitch (ss) into first dc, ch 1 (6 stitches)
2dc into each st (12 stitches) ss into first st
*1dc into first st, 2dc into 2nd st (rep from *) (18 stitches) ss into first st
*1 dc into 1st and 2nd st, 2dc into 3rd st (rep from *) (24 stitches) ss into first st
*1 dc into 1st, 2nd and 3rd st (rep from *) (30 stitches) ss into first st
This is the bit where I play around a bit with different stitches. The one in the pattern starts with 3 rounds of dc into each stitch followed by 2 rounds of trebles and 2 more rounds of dc into each stitch. ( I hope that makes sense!)
I also put a tiny chain scallop edge around the bottom.
You do this by
*Ch 3 miss 2 stitches ss into 3rd stitch (rep from *)
You can scallop the edge more by chaining more stitches but still ss into every 3rd stitch.
Don’t be afraid of making up your own combo’s … I will update this pattern with more photos of various yarns, stitch combinations and hook sizes so you can choose the best one.