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PREEMIE CROCHET CHALLENGE 2020

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Today’s sweet and short post is all about this cute hat pattern I designed for the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2020. This event is hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. You can get all the details here. As part of the Challenge, I’m offering the Mini Puffy Hat Pattern as a free PDF download. Please click the button below to take you to Ravelry where you can get the free PDF download.

You can return to the round up post to find all the other amazing patterns included as part of the Preemie Crochet Challenge 2020 by clicking the button below.

This reversible TINY PUFF BEANIE pattern is absolutely free not only here on the blog but also over at my Ravelry shop! When I get the chance I will be making the other sizes sizes too!

Like what I said, this post is sweet and short, so let’s get started!

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

MATERIALS

  • Worsted Weight (#4) Yarn
  • Crochet Hook Size I | 5.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge) 
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 8 sts x 6 rows = 2 inches

GAUGE PATTERN: (pattern is worked in the BLO)

Row 1: Ch 12, SC in the 2nd ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, SC in the next ch*; Rep from * to * to end. Turn. – 11 sts

Row 2: Ch 1 SCPS in the 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, SCPS in the next ch*; Rep from * to * to end. Turn. – 11 sts

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in the 1st st, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, SC in the next ch*; Rep from * to * to end. Turn. – 11 st

Row 4 – 7: Rep Row 2 and 3

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FINISHED MEASUREMENT: Preemie Size – Hat Circumference: 12 inches and Hat Height: 4.5 inches

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US Terminology

  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • MR – Magic Ring
  • Rep – Repeat
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
  • Sk – Skip

SPECIAL STITCH:

SCPS – Single Crochet Puff Stitch: Insert hook in the designated st, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up loop, yo, pull through four loops on hook.

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern before starting.
  2. This pattern is worked from the top down. Join rounds with a slip stitch to the first stitch (both loops) of the round. Start each round in the same stitch as the join or where you did your slip stitch.
  3. The beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  4. All stitches are worked in the BLO, unless otherwise stated.
  5. Remember that the pattern for the gauge is worked in rows where you turn a ch at the end of each row while the pattern for the beanie is worked in rounds.
  6. Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
  7. Parentheses ( ) are used to indicate a group of stitches to be worked in the same st/sp.
  8. This pattern is reversible.
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PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Ch 3 and sl st in the 1st ch to form a ring OR with a MR, ch 1, work 6 SC into the ring. Pull tight the yarn tail to close the round. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 6 sts

Starting with Round 2, all stitches are worked in the BLO.

Round 2: Ch 1, SCPS in the 1st st, ch 1, *SCPS in the next st, ch 1*; Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 12 sts

Round 3: Ch 1, (SC, ch 1) 2x in the 1st st, sk the next ch *(SC, ch 1) 2x in the next st, sk the next ch*; Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 24 sts

Round 4: Ch 1, SCPS in the 1st st, ch 1, sk the next st, *SCPS in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st*; Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 24 sts

Round 5: Rep Round 3. – 48 sts

At this point, the diameter of your hat is approximately 3.5 inches.

Round 6: Ch 1, SCPS in the 1st st, ch 1, sk the next st, *SCPS in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st*; Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 48 sts

Round 7: Ch 1, SC in the 1st st, ch 1, sk the next st, *SC in the next st, ch 1, sk the next st*; Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 48 sts

Round 8 – 13: Rep Round 6 and Round 7.

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Round 14: Ch 1, SC in each st around. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 48 sts

Round 15: Ch 1, sl st in each st around. Sl st in the 1st st to join. – 48 sts

Fasten off and weave in ends.

All done! Since this beanie pattern is reversible, you can choose which side you want to use. Check the photos below to see the textures created by the puff stitches. Which side do you prefer, the right or the wrong side? Hmm …

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This is the right side of the beanie.

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This is the wrong side of the beanie.

 Optional: Add a pompom on top of the hat.

Just a side note, when making beanies to be donated to charities or hospitals, make sure to check their guidelines or requirements on what type of yarn to be used and the other details needed.

I hope that you like this design.

Happy crocheting!

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I would love to see what you create! Please use these hashtags to share: #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #tinypuffbeanie

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