Donate Along (Plus Free Preemie Hat Patterns)

Last night I was thinking, I have a bunch of small balls of yarn that I just need to use up and get out of here, so I thought, why not start a donation pile for the NICU/PICU of our hospital. I’m all for donating things and love making little preemie hats and booties. Now that it’s August, my goal is to make 100 or more hat and bootie sets to donate. On top of that, I was thinking, why not involve you guys (the Internet world) to join along! Instead of doing a crochet along, lets do a donate along! I will post some patterns of a few hats (as soon as I’ve had my coffee!) and we can get to work!! I’ll post some progress pictures (you can too, or feel free to email them to me and I will post them)! Please say you’ll join me?

The first hat I’m making is the Front Post Preemie Hat:

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Pattern:

Size: Preemie

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
H Hook (5mm)
Needle

Directions:

Ch 4, join with slip stitch in 4th stitch from hook to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a DC in this and all consecutive rounds), DC in ring, ch 1 *[2 DC, Ch 1] 5 times in ring, join with a slip stitch in ch 3 of beginning chain. (12 DC, 6 Ch 1 Spaces)

Round 2: Ch 3, FPDC around next stitch, FPDC around same stitch (there should now be 2 FPDC in one stitch), DC in ch 1 space, *(DC in next stitch, FPDC around next stitch, FPDC around same stitch, DC in ch 1 space)* Repeat from * to * around, join with a slip stitch in ch 3 of beginning chain. (12 DC, 12 FPDC)

Round 3: Ch 3, DC in same stitch, DC in next stitch, *2 DC in next stitch, DC in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around, join with a slip stitch in ch 3 of beginning chain. (36 DC)

Round 4: Ch 3, FPDC around next stitch, *DC in next stitch, FPDC in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, slip stitch to ch 3 of beginning chain. (18 FPDC, 18 DC)

Round 5: Slip stitch in next stitch, Ch 3, DC in each stitch around, slip stitch to ch 3 of beginning chain. (36 DC)

Round 6: Ch 3, FPDC around next stitch, *DC in next stitch, FPDC around next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join with a slip stitch in ch 3 of beginning chain.

Round 7-10: Repeat rounds 5 and 6

Round 11: Ch 1, SC around, join with slip stitch. (36 SC)

I also have this hat pattern written in larger sizes that I’d be more than willing to post if you all would like.

*Next Hat Pattern Coming Shortly*

Happy crocheting,
*C*

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