Precious Preemie Cap


Precious Preemie Cap
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Testers: A special thank you to the following testers for testing this pattern!
Jessica Maurice, Jeanie Troie, Deborah Shackford, Miranda Wimberley, Malca Bayzman, Sherri Crawford, Teresa Coker, KnicKnac, Victoria Marchese, Amy Carrico, Dawn McRae

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes:[ 2 lb baby, 3 lb baby, 5lb baby, 6 lb baby ]

Finished circumference of hat: [ 9", 10", 11.5", 12" ]

To fit actual head cirumference up to: [ 10", 11", 12.5", 13" ]

Materials: Fingering weight Fingering Weight

  • MC: Bernat Baby Fingering Yarn: "Pink Rose" 100% acrylic (fingering weight) [ 3/4 oz., 1 oz., 1 oz., 1.25 oz. ]

  • CC: Bernat Baby Fingering Yarn: "White" 100% acrylic (fingering weight) [ small amount, small amount, small amount, small amount ]

  • Size F (3.75 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Tape measure

Testers' Results: Precious Preemie Cap Customer and Tester Results

Price:
Free Pattern


Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sp = space
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd = round
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • MC = Main Color
  • CC = Contrasting Color
  • mm = millimeter
  • " = inch
  • yo = yarn over
  • st = stitch
  • dbl-small-loop = double small loop
  • trp-small-loop = triple small loop

Stitches

  • Sc: Insert hook into st indicated and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook
  • Sh (shell): (Sc, ch 2, sc) in st indicated
  • Dbl-sh (double shell): (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in st indicated
  • Trp-sh (triple shell): (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc) in st indicated

Gauge

  • Ch 31
  • Rnd 1: sc in 4th ch from hook (counts as sh), sk 2 ch, sh in next ch, *sk 2 ch, sh in next ch. Rep from * across, turn. || 10 sh ||
  • Rnd 2-10: Ch 1, sh in first ch-2 sp and in each ch-2 sp across, turn. || 10 sh ||
  • Stitch Gauge: 10 sh and 20 rows = 4 inches
    Note: It is better to obtain stitch gauge than row gauge since lengths are achieved with tape measure.

Precious Preemie Baby Cap Pattern

Instructions pertaining to different sizes are enclosed in [ ]

Do NOT turn throughout pattern unless instructed to do so.
With MC, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring; join with sl st to first sc. Mark this as RIGHT side. || 10 sc ||

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc and in each sc around; join with sl st to first sc. || 20 sc ||

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sh (see Stitches) in same sc, sk next sc, *sh in next sc, sk next sc, rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. || 10 sh ||

Rnd 4: Ch 1, dbl-sh (see Stitches) in first ch-2 sp and in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st to first sc.
|| 20 sh ||

Rnds 5 - 6: Ch 1, sh in first ch-2 sp and in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st to first sc.
|| 20 sh ||

Continue on according to size:

Size: [ 2 lb baby, --, --, -- ] ONLY:
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sh in each of first 5 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, [sh in each of next 6 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp] twice; join with sl st to first sc. Do NOT fasten off. Continue on to "Body."
|| 23 sh ||.

Size [ --, 3 lb baby, --, -- ] ONLY:
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sh in each of first 3 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, *sh in each of next 3 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 3 more times; join with sl st to first sc. Do NOT fasten off. Continue on to "Body."
|| 25 sh ||

Size: [ --, --, 5lb baby, -- ] ONLY:
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sh in each of first 2 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, *sh in next ch-2 sp, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp*, rep from * to * 2 more times, sh in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, rep from * to * 4 more times; join with sl st to first sc. Do NOT fasten off. Continue on to "Body."
|| 29 sh ||

Size: [ --, --, --, 6 lb baby ]
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sh in first ch-2 sp, [sh in next ch-2 sp, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp] twice, *sh in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, sh in next ch-2 sp, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 more times; join with sl st to first sc. Continue on to "Rnd 8."
|| 28 sh ||

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sh in each of first 5 ch-2 sps, dbl-ssh in next ch-2 sp, *sh in each of next 4 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next sh, sh in each of next 5 ch-2 sps, dbl-sh in next ch-2 sp, rep from * once more; join with sl st to first sc. Do NOT fasten off. Continue on to "Body."
|| 33 sh ||

Body

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sh in first ch-2 sp and in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st to first sc.
||23, 25, 29, 33 sh ||

Note: The following lengths are a guide. Adjust length as short or as long as needed to fit infant. For newborn, work 4-4.25".

Rnd 2-X: Rep Rnd 1 until cap measures [ 2.25", 2.75", 3.25", 3.75"] from center of crown. Fasten off after last rnd and continue on to "Edging."
||23, 25, 29, 33 sh ||

Edging:

With CC, and RIGHT side facing, attach yarn with sl st to any ch-2 sp.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in first ch-2 sp, work 3 sc in each of next [ 6, 6, 8, 9 ] ch-2 sps, 4 sc in next ch-2 sp, 3 sc in each of next [ 6, 8, 8, 10 ] small-loops, 4 sc in next small-loop, work 3 sc in next [ 7, 7, 9, 10 ] ch-2 sps, 4 sc in last ch-2 sp; join with sl st to first sc, turn.
|| 72, 78, 90, 102 sc ||

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first sc and in each sc around; join with sl st to back loop of first sc. Do not turn.
|| 72, 78, 90, 102 sc ||

Rnd 3: Ch 1, trp-sh (see Stitches) in back loop of same sc, sk next 2 sc, sl st in back loop of next sc, sk next 2 sc, *trp-sh in back loop of next sc, sk next 2 sc, sl st in back loop of next sc, sk 2 sc, rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
|| 12, 13, 15, 17 sl st || AND || 12, 13, 15, 17 trp-sh ||

back loop stitch depicted

Completion:
Weave in all ends.
Fold brim up slightly.



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