Monday, June 30, 2008

10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

Teresa’s 10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

G Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn

**I have timed this pattern and it actually only takes me 10 minutes to make a hat. How simple can you get J

This hat is worked in the round – do not turn after each row.

Ch 3
Rnd 1: 12 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 4-7: Repeat row 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sl st in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 1, fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 8 Variations:
Ch 1, reverse sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc, *ch 1, sc*, repeat * around, join & fasten off.

This is an excellent pattern to use up scraps, just make each row, a different color, or make hat one color and Rnd 8 a different color. Just be creative!

©Teresa Bowman – 2004
You may use or share this pattern for charity purposes only. Not to be used for items that will be sold.
**Size of hat can be adjusted by going to a larger or smaller hook.


Bridget Smith said...

Hi Teresa!
Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I had been planning on making some of these for our church's charity group and had the pattern queued on Ravelry, but then the old pattern link (Earthlink) is broken. I thought I had losst it forever, but someone pointed me here.

Would it be OK to alter the link on Ravelry to point people here for the pattern instead? I know that there were a few people who were looking for it.


tammiek said...

Hi Teresa~
This pattern IS SO easy!! However, when I used the G hook, my hat was very close to 4 inches wide. I am using different hooks for different sizes but I was wondering what your measurement was using the G hook.

Thank you,

tammiek said...

Hi again~
I was wondering if you had a pattern to make this hat using single crochet stitches. I am probably not smart enough to figure it out! Thank you

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Unknown said...

Hi, Teresa--

I love your pattern, but I was reading on Crochet Cabana ( that worsted weight is too heavy for preemie items. A NICU nurse said that baby weight or finger weight is best.

I was glad to see a crochet pattern for preemie hats. I've mostly seen knitted patterns, and I don't knit.


Teeny Tiny Treasures said...

Some hospital NICU prefer that you do not use worsted yarn. We have several that like the worsted. Always follow the requests of your NICU as each hospital has different guidelines.

Heather said...

What does it look llike?

Teeny Tiny Treasures said...

Heather you can see it here:

Nellie2011 said...

I make hats for babies for my hospital in my area. I'm going to make this hat. It looks so easy and I will be able to make more. Thank you for the pattern. Eileen

Teeny Tiny Treasures said...

You are very welcome. I am thrilled to know that more little ones will be warm. Blessings.

Lyn said...

Can someone help me with the Australian equivalents for worsted weight (? ply) and Size G hook please. I have made hats for premmies before but this one looks so easy that I would like to try it.

Sezno2weet said...

I am glad that this is still an active post. I LOVE LOVE the look and versatility of this pattern! I am pretty new to crochet and am honing my skills by making beanies for our local NICU. I love these beautiful hats so much that I want to make a few for my 20mo old, but have no idea how to adjust a pattern that much. Could you let me know? I believe his head measures 14 or 15cm (does that sound right?).

Dee said...

Lyn, the G hook is 4 millimeters, or in UK sizes it is a size 8.
The worsted wool stumped me. I'm new to this.

Val said...

Thank u so much for this easy and oh so cute preemie hat. I make 3 piece sets of beanies, booties and blankies in diffetent preemie sizes and donate them to my local hospital's NICU? The hospital really needs these donations. The parents are so touched to see their precious wee ones wearing colorful items. My fellow crocheters, I encourage u to contact your local NICU to see what theit needs are. This is a very rewarding project! Val

Unknown said...

You must be a very fast crocheter!!! I think I can crochet really fast but it still took me 28 mins. Anyway thank you for sharing your pattern! It's really easy and I enjoyed making many hats using this pattern :-) I used baby yarn and size 4 mm.hook the hat turned out very tiny but that's what I want. Most crocheted hats in the NICU are way too big for little itty bitty heads. My boy was born a preemie that's why I know they need really small size hats. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I like this hat. I just need the maierials...

Margie Andreas said...

Tamie, to do this in sc (single crochet) simply double the rounds. 2 singles = 1double.

To make this larger heads just increase your beginning stitches until its a bit longer than you think it should be. Example: 24 cm for a 23 cm head. Then simply work rows until it looks proportionate.

Yayamama56 said...

Thanks for sharing your 10 minute premie cap pattern. Its just what I need. I belong to a fb group "Hats for Justyce"...a charity that donates hats to the local nicu unit. I've been delinquent with my progress & needed something quick & easy :-) Thanks again!--Mary aka Yaya

shirleyshirley said...

Hello, Thank you for posting :) could someone post a finished hat :) I just want to see the final product :)

shirleyshirley said...

Thank you for posting :) Can someone post a finish hat, just want to see if I

Sharon in KY said...

I have made a few preemie hats and thought they were too small. But looks like 4 1/2" wide is about right. I have Cotton Ease a cotton/acrylic blend yarn, hope it's ok. Have a bunch of white so I'll use it for the rest of the ones I make. Thanks.

Unknown said...

I am grateful for your quick and oh so easy pattern. My preemie grandbaby girl..Aniyah Faith, was born Tues April 22, 2014..weighing only 3 lbs. Its difficult to find simple patterns for such tiny little babies. I have tried several patterns and have not cared for the end results. This is enjoyable. God bless all our littlest angels and those who love them.

Just Another Old Geezer said...

Such a wonderful pattern, so very simple, pretty and useful. Thank You!