Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat crochet pattern

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat crochet pattern

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat

I love this precious hat crochet pattern contribution from CreamOfTheCropCrochet.com. You will definitely want to check out her other patterns as well. I bet you are ready to jump straight into it, right? Be sure to read through the pattern before you get started. Thank you so much, Brie!

Skill Level – Intermediate

Sizes Included

1-3 lb: 8.5-9″ circumference, 3.5-4″ length

3-5 lb: 11-11.5″ circumference, 4-5″ length

6-8 lb: 12-12.5″ circumference, 5-6″ length

9-11 lb (Newborn): 13-14″ circumference, 6-6.5″ length

*These are our finished sizes. If yours doesn’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.

Materials – Extra soft worsted weight yarn

  • We recommend Lion Brand, Vanna’s Choice.
  1. Dusty Rose
  2. Magenta
  3. White
  • 1-3 lb: ~ 17 yards of yarn for hat only, not for add-ons
  • 3-5 lb: ~34 yards of yarn for hat only, not for add-ons
  • 6-8 lb: ~43 yards of yarn for hat only, not for add-ons
  • 9-11 lb (Newborn): ~51 yards of yarn for hat only, not for add-ons

G-6 (4.00mm) crochet hook

2 small black buttons

Fabric scissors

Yarn needle, to weave ends

Gauge – 3 dc stitches x 2 rows is 1″

*Change the hook size to obtain the gauge.

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat crochet pattern

Notes

  • Start in the same stitch as chain.
  • (11 sts) means how many stitches you should have at the end of the row. That count does includes the chain.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

st(s)-stitch(es)

ch-chain

slst-slip stitch

sc-single crochet

hdc-half double crochet

dc-double crochet

fpdc-front post double crochet

bpdc-back post double crochet

*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.

1-3 lb Preemie Hat

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 3

Row 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of first dc (12 sts)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (23 sts)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around dc in next st, join in top of first dc (30 sts)

Rows 4-6: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (30 sts)

Row 7: ch 2, fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st* repeat * to * around, fpdc in next st, join in top of first fpdc, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (30 sts)

3-5 lb Preemie Hat

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 3

Row 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of first dc (12 sts)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (23 sts)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in top of first dc (34 sts)

Row 4: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts* repeat * to * around, dc in next st, join in top of first dc (38 sts)

Rows 5-8: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (38 sts)

Row 9: ch 2, fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st* repeat * to * around, fpdc in next st, join in top of first fpdc, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (38 sts)

6-8 lb Preemie Hat

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 3

Row 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of first dc (12 sts)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (23 sts)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in top of first dc (34 sts)

Row 4: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts* repeat * to * 4 more times around, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, join in top of first dc (41 sts)

Rows 5-9: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (41 sts)

Row 10: ch 2, fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in top of first fpdc, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (41 sts)

9-11 lb Newborn Hat

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 3

Row 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, join in top of first dc (12 sts)

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (23 sts)

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in top of first dc (34 sts)

Row 4: ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts* repeat * to * around, join in top of first dc (45 sts)

Rows 5-11: ch 2, dc in each st around, join in top of first dc (45 sts)

Row 12: ch 2, fpdc in first st, bpdc in next st, *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st* repeat * to * around, join in top of first fpdc, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (45 sts)

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat crochet pattern

Big Wing (Make 2)

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 6

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 sts, 5 hdc in next st (turning to opposite side), sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, join (14 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, join (20 sts)

Cut yarn and change to Dusty Rose yarn.

Round 3: ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, join (26 sts)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (34 sts)

Small Wing (Make 2)

Starting with Magenta yarn,

ch 5

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, 5 hdc in next st (turning to opposite side), sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, join (14 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, 3 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, join (22 sts)

Cut yarn and change to Dusty Rose yarn.

Round 3: ch 1, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (29 sts)

  1. With Magenta yarn and a yarn needle
  2. Whipstitch (hand sewing) the flat sides of the big and small wings together
  3. Repeat with other side of wing
  4. Attach the wings to the back of the hat, using what will be the ‘center’ of the wings. The both sides of wings are joined together.

Nose

With Dusty Rose yarn,

ch 2

Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (7 sts)

  1. With Dusty Rose yarn and a yarn needle
  2. Attach nose center nose to the front of the hat, just above the ribbing

Antennas

With Dusty Rose yarn,

ch 9

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, slst in remaining sts, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (9 sts)

  1. With Dusty Rose yarn and a yarn needle
  2. Attach the antennas to the top of hat as shown in pictures

Eyes

With White yarn,

ch 2

Round 1: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (9 sts)

  1. With white yarn, and a yarn needle
  2. Attach the white eyes to the hat just above the nose on each side
  3. With White yarn, 2 small black buttons, and a yarn needle
  4. Attach eyes anywhere on the white part of eyes

Pattern and photos © 2016, Cream Of The Crop Crochet™. All rights reserved.

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