Sunday, March 3, 2013

Forest Princess premmie hat, free pattern

This is the first of a set of Princess hats I will be making available in 6 sizes, starting with this premmie sized hat. As the mum of a premmie baby, I don't feel I can sell the premmie hat so its available for free!
the premmie hat on a 12inch head
Summary -
There are 3 increasing rounds, plus 7 rounds of 12 granny clusters. This premmie hat fits heads from 10 inches to 12 inches in circumference. The picture is of the hat on a 12 inch head, so will appear larger on a smaller head. The hat is 4 inches high from crown to brim, or 5 inches stretched.

gauge - 1st 2 rounds measure 1.75 inches in diameter, 8 ply yarn with 4mm hook recommended
special stitch "Granny Cluster" - sk 2 3 dc into next, OR 3 dc into next ch sp
two colours are required, for "Forest Princess" green is the main colour, and pink is the contrast colour

1. (in main colour) 3 ch (counts as 1st st) sl st into 1st ch to form loop, 11 dc into loop, sl st into 3rd ch (12 st)
2. sc into next 2 ch (counts as 1st dc throughout), dc into same (2 dc into next) repeat to end, sl st into 2nd ch (24 st)
3. sc into next 2 ch, dc into same (dc into next, 2 dc into next) repeated to end, dc into last, sl st into 2nd ch (36 st)
4. sc into next 2 ch, dc into same (sk 2, 3 dc into next, counts as granny cluster throughout), repeat for 11 granny clusters, sk 2 dc into same as 1st sc (counts as 12th granny cluster throughout), sl st into 2nd ch (12 granny clusters)
5-10. sc into next ch sp 2 ch, dc into same (3 dc into next ch sp) repeated for every ch sp, dc into same ch sp as 1st sc, sl st into 2nd ch (12 granny clusters) fasten off
11. (change to contrast colour) attach to any ch sp (sk 1 2 hdc into 2nd dc of granny cluster, dc into same, 2 hdc into same, sl st into next ch sp) repeat for each granny cluster, fasten off
12. in contrast colour, make a tiny one round flower, free pattern at Flushed with Rosy Colour, and attach securely to round 7, weave in all ends
the Forest Princess hat is green with pink trim


  1. hi i love this hat and would love to make one for my 19 month old. Have you got the pattern for 18-24 months?

    1. hi there, yes I have the pattern for sale in my Ravelry store, glad you like it :)

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