Crochet Pattern for Newborn/Preemie Beanie
Crochet hook – Size F – Newborn
Crochet hook – Size D or E – Preemie
Total rounds – 15 or your desired length
Begin by making 4 Chain (ch) stitches and join in 1st chain to form a circle
Round 1 – Make 12 Double Crochet (dc) stitches, join with Slip Stitch (sl) or complete this step by doing the “magic loop” making 12 dc then join with a sl
Round 2 – Complete 2 dc in each stitch for a total of 24 dc, join with sl
Round 3 – Complete 1 dc in first stitch, complete 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl (36 stitches)
Round 4 – Complete 1 dc in first stitch, complete 1 dc in next stitch, complete 2 dc in next stitch, * 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl (48 stitches)
Round 5 – Complete 1 dc in first stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, continue from * around, join with sl (60 stitches)
Rounds 6 through 12 – CH 2, complete 1 dc in every stitch around, join with sl stitch in the top of the 2nd CH at the end of each round – no more increases at this point, just making double crochets to reach the length you desire. If you want the beanie to fold up, make about 3 additional rows.
Round 13 through 15 – CH 1, complete 1 Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch around, join with sl stitch in the top of the 1st CH t the end of each round.
Fasten Off and Weave in Yarn Ends!!
This simple pattern works up very quickly using about 75 – 100 yards of a soft, baby yarn. Even a chunky yarn would look really cute, you just would not need as many rows and, of course, a larger hook to accommodate the yarn size. For a Newborn size beanie, you want the crown portion to finish about 4″ around and the length to finish about 5″ to 5.5″ long. If you want to fold up the beanie for a fun brim look, complete the length at 6″. Preemie size, you want the crown to finish at 2.5″ – 3.5″ around and the length about 3.5″ – 4.5″.
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I LOVE this pattern! I found it on ravelry, after trying another pattern and hating it. I’m working on gifts for twin boys that were born at just 27 weeks, and I’m going to make preemie AND newborn sizes so they have hats through out their hospital stay. I think I will also make as many more copies as I can and donate them to a local hospital. That’s allowed, since I’m donating not selling, right?
I’m so glad you are enjoying this pattern ~~ I think it makes up quick and is perfect for donating. Yes you are free to donate as many as you would like and I’m so glad you found me. The thumbless mitten pattern that I have designed is another one that is perfect for donating or making as gifts for those special little ones http://stitch4ever.com/free-patterns-2/crochet-thumbless-mitten-pattern/ 🙂
Thank you for sharing your pattern. xx I’m going to make hats & blankets for the NNU that my son was cared for he is almost 9 & I find it hard to go back as he has got older – so I pan to make as much as I can this next year & go back on his 10th birthday, with gifts for other babies in need & celebrate the miracle of my son’s survival & achievements – I never dared hope to take him home when my then 4 year old daughter looked at the photos of babies going home but he made it!! 🙂
Wonderful story ~~ thanks for sharing and what a fabulous idea for 2015 ~~ so glad you can use my beanie pattern for all the “little ones”!! 🙂
Great and easy pattern. Found on ravelry and thanks for sharing! Sharon
Wonderful ~~ so glad you like it!! 🙂
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