Free Crochet Pattern | Quick and Simple Chevron Hats | Preemie Through Child Sizing

chevron hat size preemie child free crochet pattern

These quick and simple to crochet chevron hats are my favorite for donating! Scrap yarn makes great stripes, or choose a trendy gray-and-white color scheme. It is easy to make them for special events and themes by just changing up the colors.

A pom pom would be a perfect addition, but check with the organization you are donating to first!

Simple Chevron Baby Hat
In six sizes ranging from 2-3 lb preemie to child

Materials

    • Soft acrylic yarn in worsted weight
    • Size “H” crochet hook (5.00mm)

Gauge: 13 dc to 4″ or 3.25 st/inch

Notes: Chevron stripes are created by alternating between colors every other row. This will not be specified elsewhere in the pattern. Main color= MC, Contrasting color= CC.

2-3 lb Preemie

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (30 st)

Repeat Round 4 (4) times more, alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

3-5 lb Preemie

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (30 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 4 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. (Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc,  *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 4 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc) Repeat between () around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (36 dc)

Round 5: With CC, Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (36 st)

Repeat Round 5 (6) times more, alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

6-9 lb Preemie

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 st)

Repeat Round 4- (8) times more, alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

Baby

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 9 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. (Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc,  *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 9 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc) Repeat between () around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (44 dc)

Round 5: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (44 st)

Repeat Round 5- (8) times more, alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

Toddler

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 4 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. (Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 4 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc) Repeat between () around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (48 dc)

Round 5: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (48 st)

Repeat Round 5- (9) (11) times more, (updated 12/30/15) alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

Child

Ch 3 (First ch 3 of round counts as dc, now and throughout), 9 dc into magic loop, join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Round 1: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 dc)

Round 2: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (20 st)

Round 3: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 4: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (40 dc)

Round 5: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc. *Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc, Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 7 times. Sk 1 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc,* Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next 2 dc* 3 times. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (56 dc)

Round 6: Sl st between first and second dc. Ch 3, 1 dc in same space. *Sk 2 dc, 2 dc between next two dc* around. Join w sl st to top of first dc. (56 st)

Repeat Round 7- 12 times more, alternating between MC and CC every other row.

Tie off. Weave in ends.

 

I’ll be donating the preemie-newborn sizes of these hats to The Preemie Project’s Boo in the NICU event, the purple hats to Click for Babies, and the larger sizes will be sent to Emily’s Hats for Hope. Please consider making a donation as well!

25 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern | Quick and Simple Chevron Hats | Preemie Through Child Sizing

  1. Brandy

    I need help as I have come across the toddler pattern between rows 3 and 4 doesn’t work up correctly. Is there are correction?

    Reply
    1. pinssneedles Post author

      Questions have been asked about Round 3 working out to become 40 stitches… A 2-dc group is worked in between each dc of Round 2. The V-stitch pattern has not been formed yet, so do not skip 2 dc as for the pattern. I hope this description is more helpful!

      Reply
  2. Elva McInnes

    I can not make this pattern work ! When making the toddler hat I can not get increased from 20 sts on Round 2 to 40 sts on round 3. Can you help? It looks like a awesome hat! Thanks

    Reply
    1. pinssneedles Post author

      Questions have been asked about Round 3 working out to become 40 stitches… A 2-dc group is worked in between each dc of Round 2. The V-stitch pattern has not been formed yet, so do not skip 2 dc as for the pattern. I hope this description is more helpful!

      Reply
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  4. Linda

    I made this for my granddaughter and now my daughter wants a matching hat. Do you have the instructions for an adult size?

    Reply
  5. mikka

    Hi there is there any chance that you can make some video tutorial for this pattern. I really like it….its awesome hat but i cant make it work. thank you

    Reply
    1. Billie Jo Harlan

      I don’t know why I can’t figure this out.
      Maybe over thinking it, but I just cannot get it. I see no where it’s going to make a chevron pattern.
      I’m ready to give up too. I tried for 5 hours last night.

      Reply
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  7. Dani

    What do MC and CC stand for, out of curiosity? I ended up having to diagram the preemie patterns, but I’ve got them working for me! Thanks for the pattern!

    Reply
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  9. josephine

    Hi there, total beginner here. The thing that is throwing me is the slip stitch between the first and second dc. Does that mean your effectively skip the first dc each time? Thanks in advance!

    Reply
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  11. Jenni

    Trying to make the 3-5 lb preemie hat, and round 3 just does not work.
    I followed it twice, exactly as written, and end up with 26 stitches instead of 30. I even looked at the instructions for 2-3 lb preemie to see if there was maybe a typo, and they are written the exact same.
    Can you clarify that round in any way? Or double check to make sure you wrote it out the way you meant to?

    Reply
    1. Jenni

      Never mind!
      I got frustrated and put it down for a few minutes, and then when unpicked it up and read it again it turns out I was reading too fast and missed some details 🙂
      All better now!

      Reply
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  14. Karen

    I was browsing Ravelry and came upon your free ADORABLE pattern. I am a NICU nurse, and have been making my “signature” hat for a long time. I was looking for something new for my preemies/newborns. LOVE your pattern. Quick. Easy. Great instructions-no problem understanding. The parents love the hats, and they keep the tiny babies heads warm when out of the isolette.

    Reply

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