Peas in a Pod Hat- A Free Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern

Peas in a pod hat- A free crochet baby hat pattern by Morine's Shop

Hello lovelies!! Another week, another pattern; The Peas in a Pod Hat, the second crochet preemie hat I designed. At the time, I wanted to make cute preemie hats for donation and after browsing through the web, I noticed that there isn’t that much variety in crochet preemie hats as with other crochet baby hat sizes. Am I right??? I wanted something similar in cuteness and awesomeness for preemies too!  Therefore, I designed The Rainbow Cloud Hat and similarly, the Peas in a Pod Hat. Don’t you just love all the textures?

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Behind The Name.

I’m not very good with names. So by now you should know there’s always a story involved with how I name my designs. I named this particular crochet preemie hat after its look. Again, the textures are amazing and looking at them, you’ll notice that the puff stitches in the middle of hdcs give the hat a look of peas still in a pod. As a result, the peas in a pod hat was thusly named!

Close up of peas in a pod hat

Peas In A Pod Hat Pattern.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

  • Soft DK Yarn – 100 yards
  • Chunky yarn for pompom (optional)
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 inch (3.5 cm) or 2.5 inch (5.5cm) pompom maker (optional)
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Stitches and Terms Used:

  • ch (chain)
  • slst (slip stitch)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • hdc (half double crochet)
  • puff st (puff stitch)
  • rpt (repeat)

How to work the puff stitch: (Yarn over and insert hook into the stitch where you are creating your puff stitch. Yarn over and draw through) 5 times. There will be 11 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on your hook.

Gauge: 17 dc and 8 rows= 4”

Sizes Included and finished measurements:

1-3 lbs. (0.5-1.3kgs); 9” circumference, 3.5”  height

3-5 lbs. (1.3-2.3kgs); 11.5” circumference, 4” height

6-8 lbs. (2.7-3.6kgs); 13” circumference, 4.5” height

Notes:

  • The hat is worked from top down in rounds with a sl st join to the first stitch at the end of each round.
  • Part of the hat is worked in the 3rd loop of the previous hdc. The 3rd loop is located behind and below the back loop.
  • Chains at the beginning of the round don’t count as stitches.

Find a Free printer-friendly PDF version of Peas In A Pod Hat in the Resource Library. The PDF version includes a full-color, 3- page pattern.

Instructions:

a.) 1-3 lbs Hat.

crochet baby hat for 1-3 pound preemie

With DK yarn, Ch 3 into a magic circle,

Rnd 1: 12 dc in first ch. Join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1,* (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (30 sts)

Crochet Baby Hat measures 2.75” in diameter at this point.

Rnd 4-5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join (30 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *(puff st in first st, ch 1, skip the next st)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (15 puff sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1,* (hdc on top of puff st, hdc in ch 1)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join (30 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join. (30 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

b.) 3-5 lbs Hat.

crochet baby hat for 3-5 pound preemie

With DK yarn, ch 3 into a magic circle,

Rnd 1: 12 dc in first ch. Join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1,* (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (36 sts)

Crochet Baby Hat measures 3” in diameter at this point.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join (36 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *(puff st in first st, ch 1, skip the next st)* Rpt *to* across. Join. (18 puff sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1,* (hdc on top of puff st, hdc in ch 1)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (36 sts)

Rnd 7-9: Rpt rnds 4-6.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join. (36 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

c.) 6-8 lbs Hat.

crochet baby hat for 6-8 pound preemie

With DK yarn, ch 3 into a magic circle,

Rnd 1: 12 dc in first ch. Join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1,* (2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, in 3rd loop of each st across,* (2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of the next 8 sts)*. Rpt *to* across.  Join (40 sts)

Crochet Baby Hat measures 3.25” in diameter at this point.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join (40 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *(puff st in first st, ch 1, skip the next st)* Rpt *to* across. Join. (20 puff sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1,* (hdc on top of puff st, hdc in ch 1)*. Rpt *to* across. Join. (36 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join (40 sts)

Rnd 9-11: Rpt rnds 4-6.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in 3rd loop of each st across. Join. (40 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Pompom.

Now for the fun part.. pompoms! For the 1-3 lbs and 3-5 lbs sizes, I used the 1.4 inch (3.5 cm) pompom maker and for the 6-8 lbs sizes, the 2.5 inch (5.5 cm). The pompom addition is optional and the crochet baby hats look awesome with or without them.

Peas in a pod crochet baby hat

I hope that you enjoy making your own Peas in a Pod Hat for the little angels in your life. You can find more of my patterns in my Ravelry, LoveCrafts and Morine’s Shop Store. However, you can receive a notification when a pattern goes live by signing up for my newsletter below.

I’d also love to see the crochet preemie hat you make using this pattern. Tag me on Instagram @morines_shop or use #morinesshop #peasinapodhat

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