This preemie pattern is designed with some special touches just for the boys! A modified grit stitch section gives the hat some much needed texture, while a reverse single crochet edging gives a little rope like detailing to the bottom. I have named this hat for my nephew Colin, who along with his twin sister, Shelby, was born quite premature. He is now an almost 6 year old full of life and vigor, for that my family is eternally grateful!
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Materials: H hook, Caron Simply Soft yarn or similar light worsted weight yarn (about 1 oz), tapestry needed (for weaving in ends).
Notes: Pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch on the hdc rows. The finished hat has a circumference of 11.5"-12", use a G hook if making for a smaller preemie or an I hook for a larger preemie.
Round 1: Use a magic circle, Ch 1 and work 8 hdc in the magic circle. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each st. (16 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st as chain, 1 hdc in next st. *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around joining to first hdc with a sl st. (24 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1, work 2 hdc in same st as ch, 1 hdc in next 2 st. *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around joining with sl st to first hdc. (32 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1, *work 1 sc and 1 dc in next st, skip next st*. Continue from * to * around hat joining with a sl st to the beginning ch 1.
Round 6-11: Turn piece, ch 1, work dc in same st as ch 1. Work 1 sc and 1 dc in each sc of the prior round skipping the last sc of the round. Join to beginning ch with a sl st.
Round 12: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), work 1 hdc in each st around joining to the first hdc.
Round 13: Ch 1, reverse sc around hat joining with a sl st to the starting ch. Fasten off and weave in ends.