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Micro Preemie Memory Beanie

I just made a micro preemie beanie, meant to be a keepsake for a stillborn baby's mother. I thought I would write the pattern, since there are people who make them and even a charity that distributes them, Calvin's Hats. The link is to their Ravelry group.

On to the pattern, then.

A few yards of DK weight yarn

Size B crocheted hook

Tapestry needle and scissors for finishing

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Chain 2, slip stitch to beginning to form a loop.

Chain 2, dc 10 into the loop. Join. (10 st.)

Round 2: 2 dc into each stitch. Join. (20 st.)

Round 3: Chain 2, dc in same stitch as join. *1 dc in next st, 2dc in next* Repeat around. (30 st.)

Round 4: Dc around. (30 dc.)

Round 5 through 8: Repeat round 4. Finish off.

Using tapestry needle, weave in you ends carefully, taking care to not leave any hard knots on the inside of your work. Your hat may be put on the head of a baby so tiny that its skin can rib like wet tissue paper.  You want the finished product to be soft and gentle to a baby who is extremely fragile and to a mother's baby who is hurting more than she thought she ever could.

Here is a photo of my hat, I used Bernat Baby Jacquard.






The Ravelry.com page for the pattern can be found here. :) Tell me what you think.

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  1. Great little hat. I will give your pattern a try. Thank you for sharing your creation.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I hope you enjoy making it, and if you do post your project to Ravelry.

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  2. What are the dimensions of the hat?

    (Thanks for making them and offering the pattern!)

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