Sunday, April 22, 2012

Free Pattern: Beanie with Crossed Texture Detail Row - Premie

Newborn size here.
3 month size here.
6 month size here.

Whipped up this simple premie hat and had to share.  I think the color change to a lighter color on the detail row makes the hat.

I'm saving up all these premie hats to give to a NICU someday. I have loved hearing from some of you who do this; anybody else make hats to donate?  How did you get connected to the hospital?

Worsted Weight yarn (I used 'I Love This Cotton' brown and tan)
Size 5mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in

Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch

Special stitch:
Crossed Dc - Dc in the second dc from hook.  Dc in the skipped dc.  (You may want to put a stitch marker in the top ch of this row so you can find it for the join at the end.)

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  10 dc inside ring.  Pull ring tight to close.   Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3.  2 dc in each dc.   Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  (35 dc)
Round 5 - 6: Ch 3.  Dc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (35 dc)
Round 7: Change to coordinating color. Ch 3.  Dc in last dc from row 6.  Crossed dc around (Cross back over the ch 3 to start).  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (18 pairs crossed dc)
Round 8: Change back to main color.  Ch 3.  Dc around. Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3. (35 dc)
Opt Round 9: Change to coordinating color.  Ch 1.  Loosely reverse sc (or crab stitch) around.  Finish off, weave in ends.

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  1. I've donated to the Dayton, Ohio Children's Hospital because that is where my nephew spend the first 6 weeks of his life! The NICU was the best in the sense that the nurses were great and knew what to do. I highly recommend that people donate what they can! Each hat we used was made with love and we definitely needed all the love and support we could get during those times!

  2. This is very nice... love the pattern!Shari

  3. Hi I would just like to say a BIG thank you for your patterns they are wonderful! I have used several of your patterns to donate to charity the main one is called Heavenly Angels In Need.

    Here is a pic of a hat I made from your Lacy Shells Hat pattern.
    I made this one for my niece and loved the way it turned out so much that I'm making more for the children's division!

  4. Jenn, I am in love with your bird hat!!! Super adorable. Great job. :)

  5. Thank you for the pattern. I will try it tonight. I make a lot of premie hats, and blankets and donate them to our local hospital that has a NICU unit.I started a prayer shawl ministry at our church, and we make hat, booties, blankets, prayer shawls and lap afghan and donate them to our nursing homes, chemo patients etc, and any one who needs one.
    Just call your local hospital and find out what they need.
    I have also made burial gowns for the premies that don't make it. It really is a rewarding experience. Jeanne

  6. I love the preemie hat that you have and our Central West Florida Chapter of Newborns in Need will be making these to include in our NICU Preemie or Newborns Kits that we provide to our local hospital and women shelters/pregancy centers here in Tampa, Florida. We are a volunteer group and if anyone wants to make preemie hats to donate to our local Chapter, please contact me. Email Thanks so much. Sue

  7. Hi, I love using your patterns as a go-to when I don't have anything else going on. I've also been making premie and nb hats and saving them up to donate to local hospitals but been wondering how it works. How do I know that they are actually being given to babies? How do they decide what and when babies get them?

  8. The specific hospital will tell you their policies, but they will give them to the babiea when they are born. They don't have any reason not to, that I can think of, but you coukd ask them that question, I'm guessing they would have an answer. The specific one I talked to needed more newborn hats than preemie, they wanted them prewashed in Dreft, and they didn't accept donations of yellow hats because the doctors said it made babies look jaundiced. Lol


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