Monday, October 1, 2012

Basic 20w folded brim hat

Hey howdy hey peeps!

This is the first in a series of basic hat designs for preemies (Ill have other sizes out throughout the coming weeks). I know that the fancier ones are lovely to look at, but this is a starting point to many who are new and need help, particularly with sizing. This hat is super easy, super fast and super cute. These ones are to fit 20 weeks gestation.

You will need:
4 or 5 ply yarn (baby/sports weight, either works fine)
3.5mm hook
small button or embellishment
needles for weaving ends and sewing on button

1. ch2, hdc 8 times in the first chain, join.
2. ch3. dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each remaining stitch around, join.
3. ch3, dc in the same stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next* Repeat around, join.
4 - 8 ch3, dc in each stitch around, join.
9. ch2, hdc in each st around, join.

Weave off ends. Fold up the brim so the last dc row and hdc row are turned. Sew on a button (be sure to sew through only one later, not both, so the brim length can be adjusted if need be when used.)

Thats it, a hat in 8 rows. I got 4 hats from a 25g ball of VillaWool superwash 5ply so they use very little yarn.


  1. Thanks for this pattern I made loads for my preemie reborn as I couldn't really buy stuff to fit him :)

  2. Thank you for easy to do...looking forward to doing more of them..

  3. Thanks for the preemie hat pattern. I crochet them for our hospital. Please be sure the patterns are printed a little larger and in darker ink. The way it is, us older folks have trouble reading the patterns. It isn't just your patterns. A lot of patterns are printed in small fonts and light inks. Thanks for your consideration of these points.