Chunky-Like Preemie Granny Square Beanies by Alexandra Richards ELK
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Chunky-Like Preemie Granny Square Beanies

Crochet
February 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in DC
5.5 mm (I)
Preemie: 1-1.5 lb, 2-3 lb, 3-5 lb, 6-8 lb
US
This pattern is available for free.

Yay! This is the second post of the year for the 2017 GrannySpiration Challenge!

I have been receiving newsletters from The Preemie Project for quite some time now, and have noted down ideas, and started and stopped my fair share of patterns, but I decided it was finally time to start poppin’ them out.

I am calling this one Chunky-Like even though it uses worsted weight yarn, because on a preemie baby, worsted weight is going to appear large and chunky. I do not suggest using #5 chunky/bulky yarn for preemie hats.

Materials:
- Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Red Heart’s Soft Yarn in Really Red, White and Rosy Blush
- I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
If you use a different yarn, make sure you find a soft acrylic or cotton blend - do not use wool. Choose something that you know can withstand being machine washed and dried multiple times, because it most likely will be. Aside from the Red Heart Soft, you may also like to try Deborah Norville’s Everyday Soft.

 I am estimating you can make 8-10 hats or so per skein of Red Heart's Soft - maybe even a couple more depending on the size you are working.

Time Spent:
I had the 1-1 1/2 lb and 2-3 lb sizes done in just under 15 minutes each, the 3-5 lb done in just under 20 minutes and the 6-8 lb hat done in just under 30 minutes. That less than an hour and a half for all four!

Measurements:
Includes instructions for 1 - 1 1/2 lb, 2 - 3 lb, 3 - 5 lb, and 6 - 8 lb sizes.

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet