This simple crochet pattern for a preemie hat is a wonderful charity project. And I love crocheting for charity! The patterns are often simple repeats which makes it so easy to turn on Netflix and unwind. Plus, it’s good karma! This pattern is easy to memorize. Each hat takes 20-30 minutes and each skein can make about four hats.
This hat was designed with the “Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies” program in mind. Since 2017 Warm Up America! has partnered with University of California, San Fransisco to send hats to preemies in Africa. Premature infants have difficulty regulating their body temperatures and are susceptible to hypothermia. These tiny hats can help!
To learn more please visit: https://tinyhatsfortinybabies.org
Reminder: If you opt to use a different yarn please be sure to use one with synthetic or plant based fibers only. Wool and other animal fibers can be allergens. They also ask that all hats be pre-washed in a baby-friendly detergent.
- 1 skein Vanna’s Choice (170 yd; 156 m/100 g; 3.5 oz)
- U.S. I/9 5.00mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- MC – magic circle
- Ch = chain
- Hdc = half double crochet
- Inc = 2 half double crochet in one stitch
- St(s) = stitch(es)
- Slst = slip stitch
4″x4″ = 12 sc and 12 rows
This pattern is worked in continuous unjoined rounds. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the working row to keep track of your rounds.
The ch 2 in row 1 counts as a st
Row 1: ch 2, 7 hdc in ring (8 sts)
Row 2: inc*, repeat * 7 times (16 sts)
Row 3: *1 hdc, inc in next st, repeat * 7 times (24 sts)
Rows 4-8: 1 hdc in each st around (24 sts)
Row 9: 1 hdc in each st to end of row, slst in first st of the row, fasten off