Preemie Crochet Challenge 2022

Free Preemie Hat Pattern

Every year Sunflower Cottage Crochet hosts the Preemie Crochet Challenge. This is my third time participating. 2 out of 3 of my kids were preemie,due to complications with pre-eclampsia, so this challenge really means a lot to me.

This year I am sharing sunhat pattern. As of right now this pattern is only sized for preemie, but I do plan to add more sizes soon.  I used dk weight yarn in my sample, which makes the hat more suitable for warm weather.

Skill level



Row 1-4= 4.5 inches

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 12 “


1 skein, dk weight(#3)yarn in each of  three colors: pink (MC),white (CC1),and green (CC)

H-5.5 mm hook

Tapestry needle



SC=single crochet

HDC= half doublecrochet



Pattern is worked in the round and joined with a slip stitch at the end of each round.Ch-3 counts as a stitch at the beginning of the round.


Make a magic ring or ch 3 and join with a slst.

Rnd. 1: Ch3,make 10 dc in center of ch-3 or magic ring.Join with a slst to ch-3.(11 dc)

Rnd. 2:Ch 3,dc in same stitch, make 2 dc in each dc around. Join with slst to ch-3.(22)

Rnd. 3: Ch 3, dc in same stitch. Dc in next. * 2dc in next stitch, dc in next. Repeat  from * around. Slst in ch-3. (33)

Rnd. 4: Ch 3, dc in same stitch. Dc in next 2 stitches.* 2dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around. Slst in ch-3.(44)

Rnd. 5-8: Ch 3, dc in each stitch around. Slst to ch-3 to join. Change to CC1.

Rnd.9-10: Ch1, sc in each stitch around. Slst to top of ch. Change to CC2.

Rnd. 11: Ch2, hdc in same stitch. *2 hdc in each stitch around. Slst to ch-2. (88)

Rnd. 12 -13: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around. Slst to ch-2.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends. Block using preferred method.

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