Preemie Crochet Hat from Britney Wolfe. I stumbled across her pattern on Pinterest and was tickled to find she is a home school graduate. This hat is a simple design that would be great for newer crocheters. I did make a few changes to the pattern because the one I worked up seemed a bit larger than I wanted for a newborn.
First I eliminated round 4 of the pattern. I think Wolfe was creating an oversize hat based upon the decreases around the brim. I couldn't get mine to look right and it
Precious Hearts Preemie Bonnet. I used Bernat Softee for this one because it is supposed to be a DK weight yarn, which is what the pattern calls for (the weight, not this specific yarn). The doll I used to model this hat is the size of about a 32 week preemie and as you can see it is a little short from crown to front. I would have to say that this is due to my yarn choice, and my distaste for gauge swatches and not the fault of the pattern. After completing the hat I checked the wraps per inch and it wasn't 11 (which is DK weight) even though many sites list is
This one is the Sedge Stitch Newborn Beanie by Kerri Stinson. The original pattern calls for a DK weight yarn but the PDF download also includes suggestions for WW yarn. I used those, which meant a G hook for me. I modified this pattern as well. I skipped rd 6 as including it yielded a circumference that was too large. I repeated rd 8 until the hat measured 4.5 inches long before beginning the brim. I bet this would look cute with a crochet flower on it too. A few of the examples of Ravelry included a pom pom on the top which looked adorable as well.
Vintage Baby Bonnet, available on her blog. Place it in your shopping cart and you don't need a code or anything special. However, to check out you will need to include your name, address and phone number to download the pattern. I realize you can easily type in fake info, but it aggravates me to have those as required fields for an instant download.
That being said, the pattern is well written and since it uses a "medium weight" yarn it works up quickly in only 11 rounds. What really drew me to this pattern though is the crown of the bonnet. Just look at how pretty that is! Reminds me of a little flower. I can just picture this as part of a Christening layette.
So which is your favorite this week?
Until next time,