Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat

Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat – Cute cardi and hat set, cardigan is made from the neck down in one piece and it is a quick to crochet project, make for special care baby units etc.

crochet preemie cardigan-hat

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Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat UK

Pattern Number CNC271

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Skill Level: Intermediate +

Abbreviations UK
WS.     Wrong Side

RS.      Right Side
ch.       Chain
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch
Inc.     Increase
tch.     Turning Chain

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Approx size to fit:
12 Inch Chest Premature Baby or 16 inch in length doll

Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 3 Inches
Finished length from shoulder approx 7.5 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn

4.00mm Clover crochet hook

TENSION – 4tr and 2 rows of tr’s measures approx 1 Inch

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Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat

Cardigan – Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

Make 45ch, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (42tr + 3ch)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 3tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3tch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (52tr +3ch)

3rd Row – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last 2tr and 3tch, 2tr into next tr, 1tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (69tr +3ch)

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. Turn.

6th Row – (Inc Row) 3ch, 1tr into next tr, * 2tr into next tr, 1tr into each of next 2tr * rpt from * to * to last tr and 3tch, 2tr into last tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (92tr + 3ch)

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Divide for armholes) Make 3ch, 1tr in each of next 14tr, make 2ch, miss 16tr, 1tr into each of next 31tr, make 2ch, miss 16tr, 1tr into each of next 14tr, 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn. (60tr, 2, 2ch spaces + 3ch)

9th Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each tr, 2dc into each 2ch space to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (65dc)

Commence Skirt – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * miss 1dc, 3tr into next dc, miss 1dc, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (16, 3tr groups)

Pattern Row 1 – 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to the last 3tr group and dc, work 1dc into centre of next 3tr group, 2tr into last dc. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 3tr into next dc, 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to end, working last dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 11 rows have been worked or work measures approx 7.5 inches from shoulder.

Sleeves x 2 – With RS facing, join yarn to side of tr on base of armhole, (where you divided) make 1ch, work 2dc around same tr, 1dc into each of next 16dc, 2dc around tr on opposite side of sleeve, ss to first dc on beginning of row. Turn (20dc)

Next Row – 3ch, work 1tr into base of 3ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * miss 1tr, 3tr into next tr, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, * rpt from * to * to last 2tr, miss 1tr, 1tr into last tr, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (5, 3tr groups)

First Pattern Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 3tr into next dc, 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, * rpt from * to * to last dc and 1tr, work 3tr into dc, miss 1tr, ss to first dc. Turn.

Second Pattern Row – 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, * 1dc into centre tr on next 3tr group, 3tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr, miss 1tr, 1dc into next tr, miss 1tr, work 1tr into base of 3ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt First & Second Pattern Rows until 9 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Edging – With RS facing, join yarn with a ss to lower edge on right hand side of cardigan, work 34dc evenly into row ends up first front edge, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each stitch around neck, 3dc into corner, 34dc evenly into row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Eyelet Holes Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 1dc into each dc up the front edge to last dc before corner, * make 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into corner, 1dc into each dc around neck to next corner, 1dc into corner, * 2ch, miss 1dc, 1dc into each dc to end. (1 eyelet hole on each side of neck edge). Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap underarms, sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through eyelet hole on yoke and tie in bows.

Fasten off.

Bobble Hat – (Top) Leaving length of yarn for gathering later make 51ch, ss to first ch to make a ring, (RS) 3ch, 1tr into each ch to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (50tr + 3ch)

Second Round – 3ch, 1tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt last row until 11 rows have worked in all. Turn.

Twelfth  Round – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc. Turn. (51dc)

Starting with 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, work 2 rows of 1dc into each dc to end, ss to first dc on beginning of each row. Fasten off.

Pom-Pom – I used Clover Pom-Pom maker size 45

Finishing – Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, thread length of yarn through alternate tr’s to gather top of hat, attach pom-pom to gathered top, decorate with ribbon and bows.

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crochet preemie cardigan-hat

Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat USA

Pattern Number CNC271

Skill Level: Intermediate +

Abbreviations USA
WS.      Wrong Side

RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch
Inc.      Increase
tch.      Turning Chain

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approx size to fit:
12 Inch Chest Premature Baby or 16 inch in length doll

Finished length from shoulder approx 7.5 Inches
Sleeve length from under arm to cuff approx 3 Inches

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

100 grams of King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook

GAUGE – 4dc and 2 rows of dc’s measures approx 1 Inch

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Crochet Preemie Cardigan-Hat

Cardigan – Worked in one piece starting with yoke.

ch45, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (42dc + ch3)

2nd Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in each of next 2dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc and 3tch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (52dc +ch3)

3rd Row – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn.

4th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to last 2dc and 3tch, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (69dc +ch3)

5th Row – Rpt 3rd Row. Turn.

6th Row – (Inc Row) ch3, 1dc in next dc, * 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc * rpt from * to * to last dc and 3tch, 2dc in last dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (92dc + ch3)

7th Row – Rpt 3rd Row.

8th Row – (Divide for armholes) ch3, 1dc in each of next 14dc, ch2, skip 16dc, 1dc in each of next 31dc, ch2, skip 16dc, 1dc in each of next 14dc, 1dc in top of ch3. Turn. (60dc, 2, ch2 spaces + ch3)

9th Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each dc, 2sc in each ch2 space to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (65sc)

Commence Skirt – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 3dc in next sc, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn. (16, 3dc groups)

Pattern Row 1 – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to the last 3dc group and sc, work 1sc in centre of next 3dc group, 2dc in last sc. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 3dc in next sc, 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to end, working last sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 11 rows have been worked or work measures approx 7.5 inches from shoulder.

Sleeves x 2 – With RS facing, join yarn to side of dc on base of armhole, (where you divided) ch1, work 2sc around same dc, 1sc in each of next 16sc, 2sc around dc on opposite side of sleeve, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. Turn (20sc)

Next Row – ch3, work 1dc in base of ch3, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * skip 1dc, 3dc in next dc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, * rpt from * to * to last 2dc, skip 1dc, 1dc in last dc, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (5, 3dc groups)

First Pattern Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 3dc in next sc, 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, * rpt from * to * to last sc and 1dc, work 3dc in sc, skip 1dc, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Second Pattern Row – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, * 1sc in centre dc on next 3dc group, 3dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc, skip 1dc, 1sc in next dc, skip 1dc, work 1dc in base of ch3, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn.

Rpt First & Second Pattern Rows until 9 rows have been worked in all from yoke. Fasten off.

Edging – With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st to lower edge on right hand side of cardigan, work 34sc evenly in row ends up first front edge, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each stitch around neck, 3sc in corner, 34sc evenly in row ends down second front edge to end. Turn.

Eyelet Holes Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 1sc in each sc up the front edge to last sc before corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in corner, 1sc in each sc around neck to next corner, 1sc in corner, * ch2, skip 1sc, 1sc in each sc to end. (1 eyelet hole on each side of neck edge). Fasten off.

Finishing – Close small gap underarms, sew in and tie off any loose ends of yarn, thread ribbon through eyelet hole on yoke and tie in bows.

Fasten off.

Bobble Hat – (Top) Leaving length of yarn for gathering later ch51, sl st to first ch to make a ring, (RS) ch3, 1dc in each ch to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (50dc + ch3)

Second Round – ch3, 1dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt last row until 11 rows have worked in all. Turn.

Twelfth  Round – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. (51sc)

Starting with ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, work 2 rows of 1sc in each sc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of each row. Fasten off.

Pom-Pom – I used Clover Pom-Pom maker size 45

Finishing – Close small gaps underarms, weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn, thread length of yarn through alternate dc’s to gather top of hat, attach pom-pom to gathered top, decorate with ribbon and bows.

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