Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Preemie Shell Hat Pattern


Preemie Shell Hat


Baby sport weight yarn
Size E or 3.50mm hook

Ch 4

Rnd 1: Make 11 dc into the 4nd ch from the hook, join with sl st into top of first 3rd chain to form a circle. Do not turn after any round.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc, now and in every round), dc into same st, *dc, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (24)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around and join with sl st. (32 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 st, * 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * (38)

Rnd 5-8: dc in each st and join with sl st. (38)
( I always do my first dc in the same place as I join this make a tidier join in the end - for me.)

Rnd 9: ch 1, sc in joining, *skip one dc and 5 dc in next dc, skip 1 dc and sc in next* repeat from *. ss into ch1 and fasten off.
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Alternate Versions
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Alternate Rnd 9: change color and do another round of dc
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Alternate - with a Brim.
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Rnd 8: dc in each st, in front of loop only, join with sl st.
Round 9-10: dc in each st and join with sl st. Fasten off
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FLOWER - as shown on (Preemie Angel Shell sweater)
Flower: Ch 9, sc in first ch, ch 8, sc in first sc, repeat for a total of 6 petals. End off. Trim ends. Sew to center front of hat.
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I chose not to put a button in the center - feel free to do this as they did on the angel sweater set.
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For me this hat turned out with a circumference of 11 inches which should fit a 4 lb baby
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Bev - at Bev's country cottage has a size chart here is the link
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I am going try it with a 3.00 mm hook and check measurement tonight

1 comment:

Angela said...

Thank you for the patterns, i think row 2 is wrong, the total is not 24 if you only increase in every 2nd stitch, am I right?