Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern

Crochet Preemie Hat (Pattern)

© Jessica N. King-Cason

18-20 weeks gestation stage


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What you’ll need:

Yarn 3ply

G crochet Hook


Stitches used in this pattern:

Magic Circle (MC)

Chain (CH)

Double Crochet (DC)

Half Double Crochet (HDC)



Round 1: You can start with a mc, ch3 or a ch4, join, ch3

9 double crochet in the mc, join

Round 2: Ch3 (don’t count as your 1st dc) the seam will look better and less noticeable. 2dc in that same space. 2dc in each stitch all the way around, join at your first dc not the, ch3….join

Round 3: Ch3, 2dc inside the same space, *1dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch* *Repeat all the way around*, join at your 1st dc

Round 4: Ch3, 1dc in the same space, 1dc in each stitch all the way around, join at your 1dc


Round 5-6: Repeat round 4

Round 7-8: Ch2, HDC in the same space, 1hdc in each stitch all the way around, join at your 1st hdc


After you finish row 8 ch1, draw up a loop cut and weave all ends.

And there you have it a preemie hat in 10-15 minutes.


Peace, Love and Happy crocheting!


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14 Responses to Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern

  1. June Lehmann says:

    Thank you for posting this tutorial…..I have been donating incubator covers to our local NICU…..however this is a nice change….especially watching TV! thank you!

  2. Ivy says:

    Thanks so much for this pattern and easy to follow tutorial. I just finished my very first preemie hat and had so much fun doing it. It took a little under 20 minutes. I will be giving this to a friend that just had a Fabulous Angel Baby. God Bless you and your ministry.

  3. liz says:

    Thank you so much! I was looking for a tutorial video and a written pattern so I could understand the written pattern 😉 I am a parent of a NICU graduate and have learned to crochet specifically to make preemie hats to donate. I want to return the kind gift we received. I know first hand how much these hats can mean. Thanks!!

  4. Glo says:

    I too am a mom of twin NICU graduates. They weighed 3lbs each and were born 9 weeks early. I want to return the kindness we got when my children were there. BTW they are perfectly healthy freshman in college this year. Thank you for posting this!

  5. Kathy says:

    Thank you for the preemie hat tutorial. I am thrilled with your method of joining at the end of the row. The seam looks great. I have already made 10 hats this past week.

  6. elaine leonard says:

    your video was great. the preemie hat was so easy. Loved the joining at the end of row.

  7. Heather braaten says:

    Hi thanks for the preemie tutorial on how to make the preemie hat and I like it very much.Heather braaten

  8. Kathy says:

    Thank you for the preemie hat tutorial..very easy to follow..Kathy

  9. Vernie says:

    Thanks for the pattern love it. My friend just lost a grand baby would like to have something special for her and her daughter- in-law. Do you have other things as well? Thought I would do angel wings to sew onto hat.

  10. Vernie says:

    Thanks for the pattern I love it. I have a friend that just lost a grand baby and would like to make her and her daughter- in- law something special. Do you have other things as well ? I thought I would make angel wings to sew on the hat. Thanks again

  11. Lynda says:

    Thank you SO MUCH from Australia. It seems that no one much is volunteering to make these tiny beanies – and it horrifies me that they are having to bandage these beautiful little angels heads to keep them warm! I have been doing larger beanies for kids with cancer – but had no pattern for littlies. This is so simple – and I much prefer the join! Thanks again

  12. Barbare says:

    Thank you very much for your pattern. It was easy to follow and quick to complete. I have crocheted a few baby hats and had little luck with keeping the seam straight. Bless you and your kind and good work with your ministry. 😊

  13. Anonymous says:

    muchas gracias por compartir estos gorritos yo los dono a neonatologia

  14. Phyllis johnson says:

    Thank for the pattern and the tutorial. Made one for my new grandson. He wasn’t a preemie but was only 5 lbs .13 ounces. Daughter loved it for him thanks again .

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