Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Preemie Beanie
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: W80025-C

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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-113 Microspun Yarn: Cherry Red

Vibrant bright red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


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

GAUGE:
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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT

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.

Top:
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.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
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


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images