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Friday, November 11, 2016

Free Crochet Pattern: Preemie/Newborn Killer Whale Hat - Guest Contributor Post on My Hobby is Crochet

This adorable crochet hat pattern is brought to you by our guest Brie Carr,  young crochet designer and blogger at Cream Of The Crop Crochet.


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 Preemie/Newborn Killer Whale Hat Pattern



Copyright ©2016 Brie Carr @Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, instead link to the pattern, if you would like to share it with others. Do not make video tutorials or translations for this pattern without written consent from the designer. Thank you!

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 Yarn White and Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice Yarn, Black
  • 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.

Notes:
  • Fin: Row 4, the ch 2 is the process of increasing that side. Once row 5 is completed, it should look like stairs. Another option is not chaining 2 and just making 2 sc in same st (as shown in photo by fin instructions) instead.
  • 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
sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
fpdc-front post double crochet
bpdc-back post double crochet

*This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.

Written Instructions:


1-3 lb Preemie Hat
Staring with black yarn,
ch 3

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

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

Round 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)

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

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

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

Round 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)

Round 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)

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

Round 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 black yarn,
ch 3

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

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

Round 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)

Round 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)

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

Round 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 black yarn,
ch 3

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

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

Round 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)

Round 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)

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

Round 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)

Flippers (Make 2)
With black yarn,
ch 7
Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st (turning to opposite side), sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, join (15 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (19 sts)
  • with black yarn and a yarn needle
  • attach flippers just above the ribbing of hat, on the sides
  • ties ends together and weave ends
Fin
With black yarn,
ch 4
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, turn (4 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn (4 sts)

Row 3: ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, leave last st, turn (3 sts)

Row 4: ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, ch 2, turn (5 sts)

Row 5: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, leave last st, turn (3 sts)

Row 6: ch 1, sc in each st across (3 sts)

Round 7: ch 1, sc in each st around, 3 sc in each corner st
  • with black yarn and a yarn needle
  • attach fin within round 1 of hat
  • tie ends together and weave ends
White Patches (Make 2)

With white yarn,
ch 4

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st (turning to opposite side), sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, join (9 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, join, cut yarn, fasten off, weave ends (13 sts)
  • with white yarn and a yarn needle
  • attach white patches to the front sides of hat (as seen in photos)
  • ties ends together and weave ends
Eyes
  • with 2 small black buttons, white yarn, and a yarn needle
  • attach buttons just under the white patches

Thank you so much Brie for sharing this cute hat pattern with our followers!

Be sure to check out Brie's blog for more adorable animal hat patterns and many other lovely designs!


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She's a 3rd generation crocheter, that has always been fascinated how a crochet hook can knot yarn. In 2012, she learned how to work her magic with yarn and a hook. Follow her journey with the crochet hook on her site!

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