Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Newborn or Preemie Hat

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Free crochet pattern for a simple little ribbed hat you can stitch up in no time! Excellent for NICU charity gifts to keep those sweet baby heads warm! The finished hat is the perfect size for preemies or newborns. The ribbed style allows it to stretch to fit larger babies too. Crochet many of these in several colors! I recommend using worsted weight yarn. But, you can use a baby sport weight. Just understand that the sizing will be different. The pattern difficulty level is: Novice.

Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Preemie or Newborn Hat



  • H hook ( I use a Clover Hook )
  • Approximately 2oz. Of #4 worsted weight yarn (I use Red Heart Super Saver yarn)


CH 30 and HDC in the second chain from the hook.

R1 – HDC in each chain across. CH 2 and turn.

R2 – HDC in the back stitch only in each stitch across the row. CH 2 and turn.

R3 thru R23 – Repeat R2

R24 – HDC in the back stitch only for each stitch across the row. Do NOT tie off.

Free crochet pattern - Newborn or preemie hat.
Free crochet pattern for a ribbed newborn or preemie hat.


Fold the hat piece together and sew the two sides together with a SC stitch. (See video instructions). Tie off and weave in yarn ends.

To make the chain tie: CH 60 and tighten up the knots on each end. Weave the tie into the hat 5 stitches down from the top….. (See the video instructions). Tighten the chain tie and make a bow!

Watch my video demonstration…. and don’t forget to visit the Poochie Baby Crochet You Tube Channel for more videos. If you subscribe, you will be notified every time a new video is posted.

Happy Hooking!

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8 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Newborn or Preemie Hat

  1. Hello,

    I just watched your video on the Preemie/Baby Hat and it was terrific! Your entire presentation was easy to follow and I learned a lot.

    Can you tell me where to go to get the printed version for the pattern. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find it.

    As a beginner crocheter, I’m looking forward to your emails. Thank You,

  2. I have made a couple of these, and I had someone wanting to buy one, wanted to know if it’s ok to sale…

  3. Hello; i loved your pattern &viedo. Imade the hat and lovedit; Idisscribed to your chanell
    .i plan on making more hats.My daughter is a photogipher & does a lot of babies with hats &bonnets so thank you very much.

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