Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
So-Soft Preemie Hat
Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern Number: NW09221006C Read the essay that accompanies this pattern by Michelle Edwards.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Varies, Preemie, Preemie-to-Newborn
Small Preemie (Medium Preemie, Large Preemie) Finished Circumference 6 (7, 8) in. [15 (18, 20.5) cm] Finished Length 3 3/4 (5, 5 1/4) in. [9.5 (12.5, 14) cm] Hat is stretchy and will fit a range of sizes.
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

920-100 Babysoft Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Note: Makes 8 - 9 hats

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
4 sc = 1 in. [2.5 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Crown is worked in rnds, do not join.

Place marker to indicate beg of rnd.

Move marker up each rnd


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Crown
Ch 2.
Rnd 1 (right side): Work 6 (7, 8) sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 (14, 16) sc.
Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 18 (21, 24) sc.
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 24 (28, 32) sc.



Sides
Note: Sides are worked in a spiral, do not use marker.
Pattern: *Sc in back loop only of next sc, sc in front loop only of next 2 sc; repeat from * until piece measures 3 1/4 (4 3/4, 5 1/2) in.

[9 (12, 13.5) cm] from beg.
Last Rnd: Sc in next 24 (28, 32) sc, slip stitch in next sc.

Fasten off.



CORD (for top knot)
Join yarn in top of Hat, ch 11.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, join to Hat with slip stitch - 10 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

Knot cord.

Turn up lower edge of Hat to form cuff.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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