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Home : Patterns : Preemie Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern: Preemie Beanie

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: W80025-C
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size, Preemie
10 inches diameter [approximately 25 cm] (hat should be about the size needed to fit an orange)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-113: Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  910-113 Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red
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Preemie Beanie

Lion Brand® Microspun


In single crochet with larger hook: 22 sts x 24 rows = 4" x 4" [10 cm x 10 cm]
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Ribbed Brim:
With smaller hook, ch 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 sc; ch1 and turn.
Row 2: Work across in sc, inserting hook through back of sts only; ch 1 and turn. Rep Row 2 until band measures 10" long. Do not end off.

Row 1: With larger hook, ch 1, work 54 sc along long edge of band; ch1 and turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next sc; *ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * to end of row; ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: Sc in each dc and ch 1 sp around; ch 1 and turn - 54 sc.
Row 4: Sc in each sc across; ch1 and turn. Rep row 4 until cap measures 2" from edge.
Shape Top: Row 1: *Sc in 4 sts, work 2 sc tog; rep from * across: ch 1 and turn - 45 sc.
Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Sc in each sc across; ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: *Sc in 3 sts. work 2 sc tog; rep from* across; ch 1 and turn - 36 sc.
Row 5: *Sc in 2 sts, work 2 sc tog; rep from * across; ch 1 and turn - 27 sc.
Row 7: *Sc in 1 st, work 2 sc tog; rep from * across; ch 1 and turn - 18 sc.
Row 9: Work 2 sc tog across; ch 1 and turn - 9 sc.
Row 10: Rep row 2; do not ch 1, but end off. Finishing: Weave end of yarn through rem sts and pull tightly to close top. Sew back seam.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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Preemie Beanie Reviewed by Tiigris Morgan on 2010-09-29 *****
I just made this last night and it was easier than I thought it would be. This is my fist article of clothing/accesory that I've made. (Excited!!!)

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