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Kiwi Preemie Beanie

A mini fruity beanie sized for preemie and newborn NICU babies!



Here's another addition to my fruity collection of preemie beanies! So far, we've got the Mini Melons, the Easy Peasy Lemon Beanie, and now the Kiwi Preemie Beanie!


This is a pretty simple design with a shelled edging that adds the perfect amount of flair. You'll only need 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn, and can make dozens of preemie beanies out of these skeins!


I hope this pattern inspires and enables you to crochet for a NICU or non-profit near you. I can't wait to donate all of my Kiwi Preemie Beanies to the NICU at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital!


KIWI PREEMIE BEANIE


Materials

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn in Light Green, Cream, Black and White (I used Big Twist Value in Light Green and Black, Red Heart Super Saver in White, and Caron One Pound in Off White)

  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

  • St = stitch

  • Sl St = slip stitch

  • Ch = chain

  • Sc = single crochet

  • Hdc = half double crochet

  • Dc = double crochet

Note: This pattern is worked in joined, unturned rounds. At the end of each round, Sl St to the first St in the round to join. Ch 1 at the start of the next round, but do not turn.


Pattern:

Round 1: With white yarn, Ch 3. 8 Dc in the third Ch from hook. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 2: Ch 1, 2 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join. Tie off white yarn and weave in ends.


Round 3: Join green yarn with a Sl St to any St in the previous round. Ch 1. *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 4: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next 6 St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 5-6: Ch 1, 1 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Sc in the round to join. Tie off green yarn and weave in ends.


Round 8: Join cream yarn with a Sl St to any St in the previous round. *Skip 1 St, 3 Hdc in the next St, Skip 1 St, Sl St in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Tie off cream yarn and weave in ends.


Embroider the seeds: With a 14'' length of black yarn and a tapestry needle, embroider seeds between Rounds 3 and 4. I like to space my seeds 2 stitches apart in Round 3 and 2-3 stitches apart in round 4.



KIWI NEWBORN BEANIE

Materials

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn in Light Green, Cream, Black and White (I used Big Twist Value in Light Green and Black, Red Heart Super Saver in White, and Caron One Pound in Off White)

  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

  • St = stitch

  • Sl St = slip stitch

  • Ch = chain

  • Sc = single crochet

  • Hdc = half double crochet

  • Dc = double crochet

Note: This pattern is worked in joined, unturned rounds. At the end of each round, Sl St to the first St in the round to join. Ch 1 at the start of the next round, but do not turn.


Pattern:

Round 1: With white yarn, Ch 3. 10 Dc in the third Ch from hook. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 2: Ch 1, 2 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join. Tie off white yarn and weave in ends.


Round 3-4: Join green yarn with a Sl St to any St in the previous round. Ch 1. *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 5: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next 5 St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 6-9: Ch 1, 1 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round to join.


Round 10: Join cream yarn with a Sl St to any St in the previous round. *Skip 1 St, 3 Hdc in the next St, Skip 1 St, Sl St in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Tie off cream yarn and weave in ends.


Embroider the seeds: With a 14'' length of black yarn and a tapestry needle, embroider seeds between Rounds 3 and 4. I like to space my seeds 2 stitches apart in Round 3 and 3 stitches apart in round 4.

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