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 Pattern Notes...
- 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.**
Crochet Preemie Bonnet Pattern..
Rnd 1: Ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 3, (2 dc in ring, ch 1) 3 times, dc once in ring. Join with sl st to the 2nd ch of beg ch3. (4 ch1 spaces)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st ch1 sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch1 sp, ch 3) around. Join with sl st to 1st sc. (4 ch3 spaces)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, (v-st in next ch 3 sp, v-st in next sc sp) around. Join with sl st to the 2nd ch of beg ch3. (8 ch1 spaces)
Row 4-6: Repeat rnd 2 & 3 consecutively (ending with a rnd 2). (16 ch3 sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into next ch3 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, (v-st in next ch3 sp) around. Join with sl st to the 3rd ch of beg ch3.
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 2. (16 ch1 spaces)
Rnd 9-10: Repeat rnd 7 & 8. Do NOT fasten off.
**Switching to working in rows**
Row 1: Ch 4, dc in same sc as beg ch4, v-st in each ch3 sp around except last 2 ch3 spaces, v-st in next sc, ch 1, turn. (16 V sts)
Row 2: sc in first ch1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch1 sp) Join last sc into the ch4 sp, ch 4, turn. (15 ch3 sps)
Row 3: dc in first sc, v-st in each ch3 sp across, v-st in last sc, ch 1, turn. (15 v-sts)
Row 4: Repeat row 2. (14 ch3 sps)
Row 5: dc in first sc, v-st in each ch3 sp across, v-st in last sc, ch 1, turn. (16 v-sts)
Row 6: Repeat row 2. (15 ch3 sps)
Row 7: sc in 1st sc, ch 1, sc in 1st ch3 sp, scv-st in next 2 ch3 sps, hdcv-st in next 2 ch3 sps, v-st in next 5 ch3 sps, hdcv-st in next 2 ch3 sps, scv-st in next 2 ch3 sps, sc in last ch3 sp, ch 1, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (15 v-sts)
Row 8: sc in 1st sc, ch 3, sk ch 1 sp, sc in sc, ch 3, sc in each ch1 st across until you have one remaining ch1 sp, sc in the sc before last ch1 sp, ch 3, sc in last sc. (16 ch3 sps)
Row 11: ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), turn, 2 hdc in 1st ch3 sp, 3 hdc in each ch3 sp across until you have one remaining ch3 sp, 2 hdc in last ch3 sp, hdc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (48 hdc)
Row 12: (sc in first hdc, long sc into ch3 sp from previous round, sc in next hdc) across, do NOT fasten off.
Row 13: Sc in the same st as last sc from rnd 12, cont working along the edges of your rows, next row sc in ch3 sp, next row sc in sc, *next row sc in ch3 sp, next row 2 sc around dc* 3 times, sc once in the same st (Corner St) as the dc you just worked 2 sc around, work 2 sc in the next ch3 sp, sc in center sc, 2 sc in next ch3 sp, sc once in the corner st, starting on the other side of rows, *next row 2 sc around dc, next row sc in ch3 sp* 3 times, sc in next rows sc, sc in next rows ch3 sp, sc in corner st. (30 sc)
Row 14: Ch 1, turn to work back across all your sc’s, sc in first sc, *ch 3, sk 2, sc in next st* finishing with an sc in last sc. (10 ch 3 sps)
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in each ch3 sp across. Finish off and weave in ends.
Adding Braided Ties..
**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**
There is a video tutorial for adding braided ties available HERE. I cut 24 strip of yarn, 12 for each side.
This pattern is free to view on my blog, a PDF copy of the pattern can be purchased in my Ravelry shop..
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.