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Crochet Preemie Bonnet

Crochet Preemie Bonnet

I worked up this crochet preemie bonnet some time ago and had forgotten about it because I had stuffed it in a bag of items to sell at a craft fair. It’s a good thing I didn’t sell it because I’d not written out a pattern for it.

The other day as I was trying to find some yarn, I had come across the preemie bonnet I’d worked up, and had put it on my desk so I would remember.

Normally I make my bonnet patterns paid pattern but I’ve decided to make this preemie crochet bonnet a free pattern because I know that there are a lot of women out there that love to work up preemie hats for donation and charities, let’s start sending bonnets!

I have 2 of these preemie sized bonnets that I myself will be donating to the hospital I live near.

Crochet Preemie Bonnet - Dearest Debi Patterns

Crochet Preemie Bonnet Pattern Notes…

Crochet Pattern Difficulty Rating - Competent

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Yarn: I used Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn, my testers have tried some of the other Bernat Light #3 yarns with same results.

Hook: 4.50mm

Special Stitches:

  • v-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) all in same sp.
  • scv-st = (sc, ch 1, sc) all in same sp.
  • Hdcv-st = (hdc, ch 1, hdc) all in same sp.
  • Long sc in ch3 sp from previous row


3 Ch3 space and v-sts by 3 rows of pattern = 3 inch square.


**This pattern is worked all in one piece starting out worked in rounds then switching to rows.**

**It has been brought to my attention that some feel it would not be safe to have ties on the bonnet, the bonnet can be left without the ties (as pictured below) or reduce the length of the ties**

Adding Braided Ties..

There is a video tutorial for adding braided ties available HERE. I cut 24 strip of yarn, 12 for each side.

Preemie bonnet without ties - Dearest Debi Patterns

Crochet Preemie Bonnet Pattern..

Preemie Bonnet

Create DateNovember 29, 2013
Last UpdatedFebruary 2, 2015
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Did you work up one of these crochet preemie bonnets for charity or donation? Let me know and please feel free to share your pictures on my facebook WALL or hook up your project on Ravelry.

~Happy Hooking~


  1. Sadie says

    I printed this out and was going to work it, but noticed that when you switch to working in rows (2nd half of pattern) that it skipped from row 8 to row 11 – no row 9 or 10.

    • DearestDebi says

      Something tech on my end why it’s not showing. working on fixing.. for now the missing info is..

      Rnd 9-10: Rep rnd 7 & 8. Do NOT fasten off.

  2. Sadie says

    Ok, great! I’ll pencil that in on my printed copy and try it out after I finish this other bonnet I am working on. I’m going to size up a couple of hook sizes and try to make it newborn size (baby #7 is due in June). 😉

  3. DECOR8Rgirl says

    I’m really confused about what to do in the section after row 12. What ch3 spaces do I use? The ones from row 8? I don’t see a 9 or 10. Thanks!

    • DECOR8Rgirl says

      What doc do I do the scs around? The section after row 12 has me confused, and it’s getting really thick. Could you please break it into numbered rounds and post pics? Thanks!

  4. DECOR8Rgirl says

    Row 12 doesn’t make sense either.. The ch3 spaces are from 2 rows before, not the previous row…

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