Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Preemie Hat Pattern

This is the pattern pictured on the Blog.

You can use baby yarn or sport yarn, no 4 ply yarn.  Size E, F, or G hook.  Each one makes a different size which is okay.  Pastels or varigated yarns are prefered by the nurses.

Leaving a 8 inch tail, Chain 26.

Row 1: In second chain from hook sc, sc in next 4 chains.  Hdc in next 20.  25 st in each row.  Chain 3, turn.

Row 2: Grabbing back loop, Hdc in second hdc and in next 18 hdc, then 5sc. 25 st counting chain 3 as 1 hdc.  When I get to the end of the row I grab both loops on st. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc, grabbing both loops in 1st sc, and next 4 sc grabbing back loop, hdc in next 19 and top of chain 3. 

Crochet 20 rows for one size - 6 inches, or 26 rows - 9 inches.  Fold in half and using 8 inch tail sew up side.  Next cut a 10 inch piece of yarn and weave in and out of holes in top of hat ( this is where the sc are)  Pulling yarn tight, tie in two knots.  Hide and cut all excess strands of yarn.  Turn right side out   and fold up brim.    

Small flowers can be croched and attached to hat.  Have fun! 

I will continue posting patterns and letting everyone know how we progress. 
Have a good one.  Nan.......