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BEV'S Stripey Newborn or Preemie HAT  
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2000, 2018 - All Rights Reserved

These hats can be made in any colors you wish for new babies/preemies in your local hospitals. However, if you need to place to send these little red hats, please consider making RED HATS for the BIG HEARTS, LITTLE HATS campaign held by the American Heart Association.  Red hats are made and donated to leaders in each state, and are given to newborns in February of each year to bring awareness about congenital heart disease in babies.  The hats are made with love by volunteers, and donated with love to babies in participating hospitals across America. This project has become one of my favorites since I love to make hats for babies, and it certainly can be a project that goes on all year, as I make little hats to deliver each January to our states coordinator.


Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
Newborn Hat =10.5" across and 7.25" tall.  Preemie hat = 8.5" across,
and 6.5" tall
Need approximately 175 yds of soft #3 baby yarn  (use #4 worsted weight yarn for a larger newborn size)

Gauge using baby yarn: 5 rows = 1" 10 stitches = 2"

Abbreviations: Ch = chain, sc = single crochet 

Ch 28 (34 newborn) 
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.  34 sts (27 sts)
Row 2: Sc in back loops only (forms the "stripes"/ridges) in each st across row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3- 36 (42): Repeat row 2. End off leaving 15" tail to stitch side seam.
  Hat should measure 8.5"  (10.5" newborn) across before stitching to fit a newborn.
Fold in half widthwise and whip-stitch seam shut and gather the top.

To make a larger infant hat use a soft worsted weight yarn and an H (5 mm) hook.

(Stitching the folded hat and size for 4 lb preemie-- see BELOW)

red hats flat and stitching

 Supplies you will need to make these hats


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