Baby Hugs Micro Preemie Caps – Free Crochet Pattern

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Baby Hugs Micro Preemie Caps

 Baby Hugs Micro Preemie Caps - Free Crochet Pattern

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

sizes listed below

Gauge

approximately 12 hdc in 4 inches and 10 rounds in 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Notes

  • Do not count the initial ch 2 as a stitch in the row-end counts
  • Do not count the sl st as a stitch in the row-end counts
  • Remember not to work into the sl st (when you turn the first st is the sl st – you need to skip this!)
  • Please note all age and size comparisons are approximate and have been calculated by comparing data from multiple size charts available online

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Micro Preemie Crochet Caps

Pattern Instructions

26-28 weeks gestation
(2-3 pounds)

The finished hat measures: 3.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 9 inches. This hat will fit head size of 10 inches.

R1: MR: ch 2, 10 hdc, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [10]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [20]

R3: (2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 7 times, 1 hdc in each rem st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [27]

R4: 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [27]

R5-R10: Rep R4, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

22-25 weeks gestation
(1-2 pounds)

The finished hat measures: 3.5 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 7.5 inches. This hat will fit head size of 8.5 inches.

R1: MR: Ch 2, 10 hdc, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [10]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [20]

R3: (2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 3 times, 1 hdc in each rem st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [23]

R4: 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [23]

R5-R10: Rep R4, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

20-22 weeks gestation
(10-15 ounces)

The finished hat measures: 3.25 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 6.5 inches. This hat will fit head size of 7.5 inches.

R1: MR: ch 2, 10 hdc, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [10]

R2: 2 hdc in each st around,  sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [20]

R3: 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join [20]

R4-R9: Rep R3, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [20]

16-20 weeks gestation
(4-10 ounces)

The finished hat measures: 3 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 5 inches. This hat will fit head size of 6 inches.

R1: MR: ch 3, 10 hdc, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [10]

R2: (2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the st) 5 times. Sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [15]

R3: 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join, ch 2, turn [15]

R4-R8: Rep R3, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [15]

Baby Hugs Micro Preemie Caps - Free Crochet Pattern

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  1. I was making baby hats for the hospitals around here but they have stopped taking them and I have a lot of DK yarn and hats made up so if you can use them let me know where to send the finished hats. I can also make more.