Thursday, June 15, 2006

Little Boys Micro Preemie Hat

I have received requests for patterns for hats small enough to fit premature infants with heads the size of a golf ball.

Sadly, we know that babies born this small just cannot survive, but that doesn't stop me from honoring their lives and families by designing hats for them to wear when they are presented to their parents. The name of the bonnet signifies how a parent loves their baby from the moment they find out that it's expected, long before it is born.

I will soon be making a small crocheted model for these and taking new pictures, until then, please bear with the photos on the patterns.

Materials Needed:
Lion Brand Microspun Yarn in blue or your choice of color
Size E Crochet hook
Yarn needle
Stitch Marker

Rnd 1. Ch 6, join. Ch 1, 8 scs in ring, join.
Be sure to use a stitch marker to know where to end your rounds.

Round 2, Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join.

Round 3: Ch 1. sc in each st around, join

Rounds 4-8, repeat round 3.

Round 9. Ch 1 turn sc in each st around join

Round 10. Ch 2 hdc in each st around join

Round 11. Repeat round 5

Finish off, weave in ends. Turn rows 9 through 11 up for brim.

©Ro C. 4-17-05

This pattern may be used and distributed only to make hats for charity or gifts. For any other use, contact me for permission. Please do not reproduce this pattern or copy on other websites, linking is happily allowed.)