At this year’s CGOA Professional Development Day we had the chance to make items for Knit for Needs (http://knitsforneeds.blogspot.com/), a charity that distributes knitted and crocheted items to those in need across the United States. Lion Brand provided a variety of yarn for us to work with. I made up a premie sized hat with a small flower on it, and grabbed a snap shot with my cell phone before turning it in. I’ve decided to share my pattern on-line for all of you who take the time out of your busy lives to stitch for those in need.
If you do make this hat, please feel free to send me a picture or post a link to a pic of your finished item in the comment section. I’d love to see your work!
(c) Lindsey Stephens 2009
This pattern is provided for personal and charity use only.
12 inches circumference; 5 inches tall
Lion Brand Jiffy; Bulky; 100% Acrylic; (3 oz/85g; 135 yd/123m)
1 skein #150 Pearl Grey
1 skein #145 Plum
J/6.0mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
12 sc and 12 rounds = 4 inches
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)
Sl st – slip stitch
Spike – spike sc – insert hook in st one round below, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook
Premie Hat Pattern
Round 1: With Pearl Grey, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to 1st sc with sl st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, (sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with sl st. (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, (sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with sl st. (24 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1, (sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with sl st. (30 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, (sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around, join with sl st. (36 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st.
Rounds 8 – 14: Repeat round 7.
Round 15: With Plum, ch 1, (sc in sc, spike in sc, sc in sc) around, join with sl st.
Round 1: With Plum, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join to 1st sc with sl st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, (hdc, dc, hdc) in each sc around, join with sl st. (18 sts)
Flower pattern shown using standard crochet symbols.
Use tapestry needle to sew flower onto side of hat.