Sunday 31 March 2013

Preemie Baby Crochet Hats


My last project in March has been to make these cute little crochet baby beanie hats.
Individually they don't use a lot of yarn I know ~ but I have made loads as they are for charity.

cute crochet baby hats







 These are for premature babies ~


no flower motif on these ~ as early babies are delicate

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Small Premature Baby Hat

Requirements:

DK yarn
4mm crochet hook

Size:

Width:                  3½“ (7”  all around)
Height:                 3¼“

Pattern:

This pattern is written in UK terminology      

tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet          ch = chain

Worked in the round.

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch into a ring

Round 1:   ch2, make 9tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (10sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (20sts)

Round 3:   Ch2 then 1tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (30sts)

Round 4:   Ch 2, 1tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (30sts)

Rounds 5-8: Repeat round 4

Round 9:  Ch1, dc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends


Medium  Premature Baby Hat

Requirements:

DK yarn
4mm crochet hook

Size:

Width:                  4½“ (9“  all around)
Height:                 4½“


Pattern:

This pattern is written in UK terminology        

tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet          ch = chain


Worked in the round.

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch into a ring

Round 1:   ch2, make 10tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (11sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (22sts)

Round 3:   Ch2 then 1tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (33sts)

Round 4:   Ch 2, 1tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (33sts)

Rounds 5-9: Repeat round 4

Round 10:  Ch1, dc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends


Large Premature Baby Hat

Requirements:

DK yarn
4mm crochet hook

Size:

Width:                  5“ (10“ all around)
Height:                 4¾“


Pattern:

This pattern is written in UK terminology        

tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet          ch = chain


Worked in the round.

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch into a ring

Round 1:   ch2, make 11tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (12sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (24sts)

Round 3:   Ch2 then 1tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (36sts)

Round 4:   Ch 2, 1tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (36sts)

Rounds 5-10: Repeat round 4

Round 11:  Ch1, dc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends


You will find even smaller sizes ..... 
 on this link ~ 




I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.    

However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2013 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website. 

15 comments:

  1. That was a busy month and all great charity items.

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  2. You have done brilliantly Marianna, I will update your totals :)

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  3. WOW!!! You made so many little hats...and for a great cause. Wonderful!

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  4. This is awesome. Just found you on The Crochet Boulevard Link party. I to am in the process of crocheting baby hats for charity. I'm just waiting back for some info on a place that may be interested. This will be the first time I've done this. Pretty excited knowing I can help a little one in need. Thank for sharing. Come visit me sometime. www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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    1. I've just seen your post (Jan 2017). I'm just starting to crochet for babies in need as well. My baby (34 weeks premature) is now nearing the end of primary school and I thought it would be nice to "give back". I'm looking for charities in New Zealand to help. I hope your search for charities to help is going well.

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  5. I've been knitting hats and bootees for charity but it such a slow process. Thanks for sharing your crochet pattern with us. I did 3 hats tonight. Much faster. This year I'm doing it for Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town. I delivered a bag of goodies to them last month. The nursing sister was very happy as it's the poor community attending the hospital and oh my...some of those babies doesn't even weigh a kilogram.

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  6. Bless you for the wonderful gifts you give :)

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  7. Hi, we've set a goal of 30sets every 3 months for the neo natal ward at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town. It's a polar fleece blanket, a jacket, cap and booties. Our delivery is the end of this month (Oct). My husband helped with crocheting the jackets. An 85 year friend did some of the caps. It took just under 2kg of wool. Please sent me your Email address so I can show you the sets.
    PS. We don't get donation yarn in this country so it came all out of my pocket.
    Denise

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  8. Hi Marianna,my husband and I set a goal to deliver 30sets end of this month and then every 3 months to Groote Shuur hosp. He crocheted most of the jackets and we shared the rest along with an elderly friend knitting some caps. Each set consisted of a jacket,cap,socks and polar fleece blanket. We're ready to deliver. Have started on the next batch already. If you send me your email address I can sent you some photos. Denise

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    1. I would love to see your photos :)
      mariannas.lazy.daisy.days@gmail.com

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  9. Oh I forgot to mention. We used just under 2kg of yarn for the 30 sets. Thanks for sharing your patterns. Denise

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  10. Thanks for sharing the pattern x

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  11. Thanks for sharing all your great patterns Mariana. Trish

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