Monday, 1 April 2013

Preemie Bow Beanie


Size: This hat will fit a baby of around 4-5lbs with a head circumference of 12".

You will need: 4 ply baby yarn in one or two colours, 4mm crochet hook, 3.5mm crochet hook

Gauge: At the end of round 4, your hat should measure 3.5" in diameter and at end of round 16, your hat should measure 4.5" in height.


Preemie Bow Beanie

1. (with main colour and 4mm hook) make a magic loop, ch1, 10 hdcs in loop, join with sl st in 1st hdc (10)
2. ch1, turn, 2 hdcs in each st around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (20)
3. ch1, turn, *2 hdcs in next st, hdc in next st*, rep from *-* around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (30)
4. ch1, turn, *2 hdcs in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, rep from *-* around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (40)
5. ch1, turn, *2 hdcs in next st, hdc in next 3 sts*, rep from *-* around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (50)
6-14. ch1, turn, hdc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (50)
15. change yarn colour if necessary, ch1, turn, hdc in each st around, join with sl st in 1st hdc (50)
16. ch2, turn, do ribbing by working alternate fpdc and bpdc around, join with sl st in top of 1st fpdc, bind off and weave in ends

Bow:
1. (with contrasting colour and 3.5mm hook) ch13, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across (12)
2-11. ch1, turn, hdc in 1st st and across (12)
12. fold in half lengthways and sew together to form a rectangle, pinch the middle and wrap spare yarn around tightly to gather, sew on to the hat where you want it.

Done :)

It is very easy to make different sizes of this hat. Just use a smaller or bigger hook or different yarn weight to achieve different sizes. This size (3.5" diameter / 4.5" height) will fit a 12" head circumference, which is approx. 4-5lbs.


To make a smaller hat (approx. 3-4lbs), use whichever hook is needed to get a 3" diameter at the end of row 5 and only add enough rows to make the hat 4" in height. This size will fit a 11" head circumference. Obviously you will need to make a smaller bow to fit on a smaller hat so reduce the amount chained at the beginning and the amount of rows worked, then finish as shown above.


To make a tiny hat (approx. 1-2lbs), use whichever hook is needed to get a 2.5" diameter at the end of row 5 and only add enough rows to make the hat 3.5" in height. This size will fit a 9" head circumference. Again, you will need to make a smaller bow to fit on a smaller hat so reduce the amount chained at the beginning and the amount of rows worked, then finish as shown above.


The brim of the hat can also be folded up if the hat is a little too big at first. This looks really cute aswell. Just make sure you sew your bow on in such a way that you do not stop the brim from being able to be turned.

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