Twist to the Classic Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern

The Twist to the Classic Hat is the crochet preemie hat pattern of my previously published Twist to the Classic Beanie. It uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect.

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The Twist to the Classic Hat is a crochet preemie hat pattern that uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect. It includes options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

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About this crochet preemie hat pattern

The Twist to the Classic Hat is mostly worked in back loop only which adds a lovely ridged texture to it. This crochet hat pattern is simple but unique and works up fast. Furthermore, it’s easy to customize in terms of size, fit and colour. The pattern includes options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

The Twist to the Classic Hat is a crochet preemie hat pattern that uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect. It include options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

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Twist to the Classic Patterns

  1. Twist to the Classic Beanie
  2. Aora Twist Ear Warmer
  3. Rustic Twist Pumpkin

Twist to the Classic Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 40 yards of soft DK Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Stitches and terms used:

  • Ch= chain
  • Sl st=  slip stitch
  • Sc= single crochet
  • Hdc= half double crochet
  • Dc= double crochet
  • Hdc2tog= half double crochet two together
  • Dc2tog= double crochet two together
  • Rpt= repeat

Gauge: 18 sts & 9 rows in dc= 4”

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Finished sizes: Using the materials indicated, the Twist to the Classic Preemie Hat measures:

  1. Brimmed: 11 inches in circumference and 7 inches long
  2. Brimless: 11 inches in circumference and 4.5 inches long

Notes:

  • Read through the pattern from beginning to end before starting your work just to be sure don’t have any questions that might cause frustration while working on the project.
  • This pattern is written in US terms. For a conversion into UK terms, get my free eBook with the conversion charts here.
  • Please check your gauge and adjust as needed to achieve correct sizing.
  • The pattern is worked in BLO- Back Loop Only.
  • Ch 3 counts as a st where as the ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch.
  • Stitch count for each size remains the same throughout the pattern.
  • Hat has a bit of stretch so the actual finished circumference and fit (listed below) may differ by a centimeters.
  • To decrease or increase width, work less or more rows in multiples of 2. That is to say that your rows should end in even numbers.
  • The pattern has been split into 2 clusters; brimmed and brimless.
  • The Twist to the Classic Preemie Hat is worked flat in rows and seamed together when finished and the other end is folded up to form the brim for the brimmed design.
  • The number in parenthesis ( ) at the end of each row represents the total number of stitches to be worked in each row.

Instructions:

1.) Brimless

Recommended for 1-3 lbs and 3-5 lbs preemies

With your DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Ch 27

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. Dc in each of the next 3 ch, dc2tog twice, dc in each of the next 3 ch, 2 dc in each of the next 2 ch. Dc in each of the next 3 ch, hdc2tog twice, sc in in the next 3 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (24  sts)

Row 1

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog twice. Dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc on top of the ch 3. (24 sts)

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Row 2

Row 3: Ch 3, turn and dc in 1st st. Dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts. Dc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice, sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. (24 sts)

Row 3 of crochet preemie hat pattern

Row 4- 18: Rpt row 2-3

Crochet preemie newborn hat

Move to closing & finishing.

The Twist to the Classic Hat is a crochet preemie hat pattern that uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect. It include options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

2.) Brimmed

Recommended for 6-8 lbs preemies

With your DK yarn and 3.5 mm hook,

Ch 39

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, (dc in each of the next 3 ch, dc2tog twice, dc in each of the next 3 ch, 2 dc in each of the next 2 ch) 2 times. Dc in each of the next 3 ch, hdc2tog twice, sc in in the next 3 chs, 2 sc in last ch. (36 sts)

Row 1

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice, (dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog twice) 2 times, dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc on top of the ch 3. (36 sts)

Row 2

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in 1st st, (dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc2tog twice, dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc in each of the next 2 sts) 2 times. Dc in each of the next 3 sts, hdc2tog twice, sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st. (36 sts)

Row 3 of crochet preemie hat pattern

Row 4- 18: Rpt row 2-3

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End of row 20

Move to closing and finishing.

Closing and finishing

First off, fold in half lengthwise with the right side facing each other. Sl st last row to beginning row to join them. To best disguise the join, seam is worked only through the chain stitches and the back loop of the adjacent st.

Slip stitch the beanie closed
The Twist to the Classic Hat is a crochet preemie hat pattern that uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect. It include options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

After that, fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail. Use this tail to sew the top of the hat closed.

Sew the top closed
The Twist to the Classic Hat is a crochet preemie hat pattern that uses simple stitches with intervals of increases and decreases to give is a nice wavy effect. It include options for folded brim and brimless hat design.

I really hope you enjoyed this pattern!  I can’t wait to see the hats you work up so please don’t forget to tag @morines_shop on Instagram

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