Preemie Rainbow beanies



You will need:













Moda Vera “Fern”

This yarn comes in 100 gram balls. Depending on the size of the beanie/s you want to make, one (1) ball will make 6-12 beanies.

3.5 mm Hook.



Gauge: Row 1-2 should measure approximately 5cm in diameter (across the widest part)



Rounds 1-2 are the same for all sizes:

1)      Ch 4, 11 dc into 4th ch from hook, slst to join

2)      Ch 3, dc into same, 2dc into each dc around, slst to join


Micro preemie (16-20 weeks gestation):

3)      Ch 3, BPdc, *dc, BPdc* repeat around, slst to join

4)      Ch 3, dc *BPdc, dc* repeat around, slst to join

5)      Repeat row 3

6)      Repeat row 4

7)      Repeat row 3

8)      Ch 1, crab stitch (reverse sc) around, slst to join.


Mini Preemie (20-30 weeks gestation):

3) Ch 3, dc into same, BPdc, *2dc into next st, BPdc* repeat around, slst to join

4) Ch 3, BPdc, *dc, BPdc* repeat around, slst to join

5) Ch 3, dc *BPdc, dc* repeat around, slst to join

6) Repeat row 4

7) Repeat row 5

8-11) continue to alternate Repeats of Row 4 and 5

12) Ch 1, crab stitch (reverse sc) around, slst to join.



Preemie (30-36 weeks gestation):

3) Ch 3, dc into same, BPdc, *2dc into next st, BPdc* repeat around, slst to join

4) Ch 3, dc into same, BPdc into next 2 stitches, *2dc into next st, BPdcinto next 2 stitches* repeat around, slst to join

5) Ch 3, BPdc, *dc, BPdc* repeat around, slst to join

6) Ch 3, dc *BPdc, dc* repeat around, slst to join

7) Repeat row 5

8) Repeat row 6

9-13) continue to alternate Repeats of Row 5 and 6

14) Ch 1, crab stitch (reverse sc) around, slst to join.


12 comments:

  1. This looks like a GREAT PATTERN! I like how u gave different sized preemie instructions. That is a huge help. I donate caps to local hospital, so these will be great. Can u post an easy bootie pattern of different sizes also? Thank u!

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  2. Thank you Val. I will add booties to my to-do-list.

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  3. what is BPdc?

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    1. BPDC is Double crochet worked Behind the post.

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  4. I love this pattern and the wool is lovely! I'll make some preemie ones to donate. I found the pattern for babies but none for adults and would love to make myself one. Can you post it please?
    Thanks =-)

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  5. I am currently trying to make one of these hats. I am new to Crochet so we shall see how badly I mess it up lol. Right now I finished with row 3.. at this point is the circle supposed lay pretty flat or be more bowl shaped? (mine is laying somewhat flat..) I like that the stitches seem to be pretty stretchy too.. I hear that most hats for the micro-preemies are usually not stretchy enough. I couldn't find size 2-super fine so I am using size 3 light baby yarn. Is there a particular brand that carries a soft size 2 yarn? I looked around Michael's and the only size 2 I could find was stretchy sock yarn :/

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  6. Also, the NICU does not take any donations of hats made with wool or wool blend (the micro-preemies often have negative reactions to it)

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  7. Nicu may not accept them but maternity wards would love them as gifts for terminations or still born babes. These families need loving and beautiful gifts for their babes too :)

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  8. CAN I BUY 1 INSTEAD OF MAKE IT?!!?!?!?!?

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  9. thanks for mentioning stillborn...that's how I found this website. I lost my daughter and want to make and donate hats in her memory.

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    1. Sorry for your loss, i also make hats for preemie and stillborn angels. The dutch charity i make them for was made by a mother her lost one of her Twin babies. I hope you are doing well xx

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  10. Hi,

    I’ve noticed you have published some links to your patterns on other websites. I have recently started a new website and we’re looking for people to post their links to patterns on our website, so it can act like a hub for anyone that’s interested.

    Our link is below:

    http://www.sahmod.com

    If you want to put up a link straight away, please email patterns@sahmod.com

    In case you have any questions or require additional information please contact us at:

    support@sahmod.com

    Regards,

    SAHMOD

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