In today’s tutorial, we are going to do

the Teeny Weeny crochet caps. This pattern is available in four different

sizes. We have in the very back, we have up to 3 months size. We then have a newborn size, just like

this. We also have a 5 to 6 pound preemie size, and we also have the

preemie preemie of 3 to 4 pounds. As you can see when you lay them all out, you can see that they are different

sizes, and they are also different heights. The pattern that we’re doing today, will

be listed on the title of this video. In today’s tutorial we’re going to do

the 5 to 6 pound Teeny Weeny crochet hat, and this is a preemie

version and this is a 4.5mm size crochet hook or US size

7. You can get a total of 10 of these hats

out of one Karen Simply Soft yarn ball. So as promised, this pattern comes in

4 different sizes and all of the sizes are available in this very easy to

follow pattern instructions. So we have preemie sizes of 3 to

4 pounds. We have another preemie size of 5 to 6 pounds. We have a

newborn of 7 to 9 pounds and then up to 3 months of 10 to 12

pounds. Now the title of this video is indicating what size that we’re going to

be working on today. So it says right here in the instructions on how many

hats. So it says…you see how there’s different

colors ? Those are what’s indicating in the instructions as

we go on through..throughout this particular idea. So we’re going to start off in the

instructions for example, and if we’re doing the preemie size of 3 to 4

pounds, it will say you do all of this and then it says 3 to 4 pounds only. So this

is only going to apply when you’re working on this one, and then you’ll see

in other instructions of what you need to do – so if sizes 5 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12

all of this here instead. So you just have to watch these

particular colors. Now for this particular kind of project, it says that

for 1 hat, 1 ball will make 15 hats, and then the

next size of 5 to 6 months, oh sorry 5 to 6 pounds of the preemie it’s 10 hats. The next size of newborn it’ll be 9

hats, and then up to 3 months you get 6 hats out of one Karen Simply Soft

yarn ball. So without further ado let’s start

working on this project together, and let’s begin now. So let’s begin with our Karen Simply

Soft yarn. Let’s create a slip knot, and this is for beginners as well. So the

first 3 rounds on any one of the 4 sizes are identical to each other

and let’s begin to do that now so here’s our slip knot on the hook, remember that

it never counts as 1. So we need to start at the top of the

hat, and work our way down to the forehead of the child. So let’s begin. We’re going to chain 3, so

remember the 1 on the hook never counts as 1. So 1…2…and 3…and what it’s

asking us to do is do 8 half double crochets in the 3rd chain from the

hook – which is basically the first one first one that we started with. So let’s just wrap the hook going into

the 1st chain…pull through… you have 3 loops on your hook, pull

through all 3. That’s 1 of 8. So let’s continue to do that. So wrap in,

pull through, pull through all 3 so that was number 2….OK ? and……that was 3. Now the straggler here, see how i’m just

laying it down on top ? So that it covers over the ring ? It’s just a way of securing that without

ever having to worry about it. So that was 5…6…7…and 8. So what you need to do, it says here, join

with a slip stitch to the 1st half double crochet. Well we had to do 8, so just looking

back – if you’re confused – count backwards – so you’ve got 1

underneath, so 1…2…3…4…5… 6…7…and 8……..right there. So if you’re ever confused at what you’re

looking at, just count backward at this point, and join it with a slip stitch,

and that’s the center ring Let’s move along, to round number 2. So we want to start off with chaining of 2.

And what we have to just do, is we go err….just chain 2….1 and 2…And into

the same stitch right underneath you want to half double crochet 2 times. So 1…and 2. You will notice in the

instructions that the chaining of 2, in any starting of the rounds, does not count as

a stitch – so just don’t count that as a stitch, so it’s not included as a half

double crochet. So we’re going to put 2 half double crochets into each stitch

going all the way around. Now if you’re thinking about this, how

many stitches are you going to go all the way around ? It’s a total of 8. OK. So we’re just

adding 2 half double crochets into each one going all the way around.

Right in the very beginning here, is where you need to really worry about

your stitch counts, to get them right. So at the end, what I want to do, is that

I want to count each group of 2 and there should be a total of 8, when

I’m done that. So i can either just count it out loud as I’m going here, or i can

just count it, what I’ve done. I think there’s 7 here because I

still have one left. So 1…2…3… 4…5…6…7… Here’s my last one here. So you probably

thought – OK well there, if your new crochet there, there is actually 2 this

one is extending into the first one so that’s why it doesn’t count. So we want to join this with the top of

the beginning half double crochet to finish that off , and that was round

number 2. So let’s move along to round number 3………..Round number 3. We’re going to start out by chaining 2,

remember that does not count as a stitch, and then the next one available to you,

so right directly underneath you’re going to have 2 half double crochets.

So 1…and 2 and then in the next one, that we have here, it says 1 half

double crochet in the next one. So it’s just going to be by itself. So the repeat

pattern on this entire round, is that one of them which is this next one is going

to have 2 half double crochets, and the next one is just going to have 1. OK, so we’re just increasing size. So the

next one is going to have 2… and then the next one is going to have 1.

So please do that same configuration, going all the way around for round number 3. So then coming up all the way around in

the end of round number 3, the last one should be one single crochet by

itself so. And how do I know that’s to be true ? We

started off with 2, and then 1, 2 and 1, 2 and 1. So the very last one, should just be a 1

OK, because the next one is a 2. So once you get that done, just join it

to the beginning half double crochet that we started with. I just went into a gap by accident. Make

sure it is to an actual stitch, not to a gap space because it’ll appear very obvious

if it’s separating. So that is round number 3. So now what we’re going to do, is that

we’re going to move on to the size that we’re doing, in this particular video in

order to do the rest of this. So for this size of 5 to 6 pounds,

we have 2 growth rounds and then it’s a standard going

all the way to the end of the….the hat. So let’s begin the first size that we

are going to, so we done rounds 1 through 3, now we’re ready for the next

round. So here we go ! This is the 4th round. So we’re going

to chain up 2, and we’re going to half double crochet into the one right

underneath, and you’re going to half double crochet twice. So 1..2. And now this time, what we have to do, is that the next 2

stitches will be each 1 half double crochet each. So the repeat pattern, on

this particular round, is that the next one will have 2 half double crochets,

and then the next 2 stitches will be 1 double crochet each. OK? So that’s all you have to do for this

round…..so the next one is 2 into the same one, and then the next two are one

half double crochet by itself. So please do that, going all the way around. So as

it come up all the way around, I’m….I’m left with the 3 stitches

I actually have just done…1… this one has 2 in it and then the final has 1

each. Now how do i know that’s correct ? Well I

know that’s correct, because I put 2 into the first one, and then 1 and 1. So when I go to finish this round, this

should be ending up in 1 and 1 as my final. OK ? So the pattern just keeps repeating

all the way to the end. So for example, if you think that you had

2 double crochets to go…ah.. .2 half double crochets to go into the final,

then something is wrong with your counts, earlier on in this revolution. Let’s just

join it to the top of the beginning half double crochet, and move up to the round

number 5. Which is only for the 5 and 6 pounds, which is this size. Let’s begin that next. So round number

5. We’re going to chain up 2, and this time

it’s 1 half double crochet into the same one underneath, and it says to put

in…in…into the next 6 as well. So there’s going to be 7 stitches in a row with

just 1 half double crochet. So I have 1 and 2 already….. and 3….and 4…5…6…and 7, and

then the next one has 2 in it. So the difference between this one, and the last

revolution, is that we started off with the 2 right in the beginning, and this

one is near….to the…. has the two at…you know partially way in. So let’s do this again ! So the next one

are 7 in a row. So 1…2…3…4…5…6…and 7 , and then the next one has 2. Now why do

you think that our designer would do that…intentionally, like it would just

automatically change like that ? And I tell you the reason for it, is that you

really cannot see the growth of a hat, when the designer moves where you put

those 2 in, in order to have the growth. So that’s kind of why they do it. So we

keep that same pattern. So 7 in a row, and then the next one has 2…7 in a row, next

one has 2, and that will take you to the other side of this and we’ll conclude

that off together. So as it come up all the way around, I just have one more

stitch 2 left, and in keeping with the counts, there’s 2 in this one as well. So

that makes sense, because we started off with just 1 in each, and then there is

2 over here. So then the final should end up with the

7 in order to keep it in balance. OK ? So if you’re keeping counts, it’ll

work out. So we’re just going to join it to the

top of the beginning half double crochet. So the remainder of this hat is just

very easy in order to do, and now we just have to

earn our way – this is the other size that’s smaller. So now we just have to

make all of the next rounds, all the same. And you’ll see that it will continuously

grow into, then form the shape. And in this size…what we need to do is that

we need to get this to be 4 inches, before we do the final single crochet. So

let’s begin to do this next. And what we’re going to do, in every round now

going forward, we’re no longer going to increase, we’re just going to maintain

what’s already there. So we’re going to chain 2 and 1 sing… errr… 1 half double crochet in each of the

stitches going all the way around. That’s it ! So it’s slightly bigger than

the other hat of the 3 to 4 pounds that you just saw. So this is going to be taller, and it’s

also going to be a little bit wider. OK. So each one of these hats – there’s

4 different sizes – are different and it’s based on rounds 4 and 5. So just continue to do that. I’ll show

you how to join it once again, and start your next round. – but it’s just 1 half

double crochet in each stitch going all the way around. So I’m coming up all the

way around, it’s just 1 half double crochet in each, and then I just join it

to the top of the beginning half double crochet. So to start each round is just 1 and 2, and then

1 half double crochet into each round. So you’re going to see it start to

really form a hat, really soon. So what you need to do, is that you need

to fold this hat in half, and when the distance from the top here, to the brim

here becomes 4 inches – you know that you’re ready then for the

brim. So we got a little bit of way to go, before we get there, if you’re looking at

it here. So that’s our goal ! Just keep going around and around, until

you get your 4 inches. And then come back here, I’ll show you how to do the

final round, in order to make this conclusion. So if you’re doing this one, and you’ve

done the preemie size of 3 to 4 pounds, you’ll notice that there’s only a

difference of 6 stitches in every revolution. So it’s really not that big

of a difference for stitch counts. It’s just going to be slightly bigger,

and slightly taller. So I’ll see you back here and we’ll do the brim together. So a

few minutes ago I left you here – and I just kind of whistling Dixie to myself,

and I was like

and to the brim, and now let’s finish off then do the final. So this round we’re going to chain 1,

and it’s 1 single crochet into each one of the half double crochets that go

all the way around. And what I want to do is, that I’ll take you to the end, I’ll

show you how to finish off with the darning needle. I have to give you a word of caution

here, really take care of those loose ends. Especially for donating it. This is a preemie size. Chances are the

parent will be distraught that their child is in an incubator or etc. So just

that…make sure you take care of your tail ends, so that they never fall out. That’s the last thing you want a parent

be thi….be thinking about when they’re receiving your gift. So let’s just meet back here in just a

moment. I’ll show you how to finish these off, so you have no tail ends hanging out.

So as you get all the way around, remember that is 1 single crochet in

each going all the way around. And we’re just going to join it to the

beginning single crochet with a slip stitch. OK. So now i want to take the scissors

and cut about a foot length of my strand that I was working with, and I want to

pull that strand through the loop. Now what I want to do is grab a darning

needle, OK, got a nice sharp one, and i want to

feed this strand through the needle. Now the yarn tail can never fall out if it’s

weaved….woven in 3 times. So just what I…watch what I’m going to

do. I’m going to go back in the same direction from which I just came right

underneath – so don’t put it on top just put it underneath – for about an inch

going across. Just gliding it through the fiber. OK. Just pull it kind of nice and

snug, so it sits down. Then go in the other direction, but go into different

path, because if you go through the same fibers then it’s going to fall out. OK. That just fell off my hook, but I

can still pull it, in….or fall off my needle. When i first started teaching

crochet, I always refer to my hook as a needle

then I want to go back in the other direction for a final time. OK. So it’s in there 3 different

way….times. So what’s going to happen, is that

regardless of what happens to this project, it can never stretch in 3 different

directions at one time. And all you’re just going to do, is then take it inside out.

The strand that you were working on in the beginning, you can just cut it right

down, because I had you hide it… underneath. And therefore you have a size

that’s 5 to 6 pounds, This is for preemie, and you can compare it to the

other sizes that we are working on. So this was the 4 to 6, so you see

it’s slightly different ? You see ? Slightly bigger. OK and all happening, so it’s slightly taller

and it’s slightly wider. So this is how you do this

particular hat. Good luck on that ! And we’ll see you again real soon, here in

TheCrochetCrowd.com. Until next time

tooo cute thanks

perfect tutorial thanks!!

Where can I get that paper at

Thanks for all the wonderful videos!

What is the brand of the hook you are using?

Can you link the pattern to 3-4?yrs old

Thank you Mikey, I wanted an easy quick crochet pattern, I'm making preemie hats and newborn, for my local hosptial, I've also got to make Pom poems for them too in three different colours, it's so the midwives will know by the colour Pom Pom how the baby is if that makes sense.

is there a size chart somewhere I could print out

Not small enough for most preemies.

K nitting

what size is this meant to be around circumference please

Great video. Thank you👍🏻☺️

The video along your verbal instructions – super way to learn. Thank you!

thank you

Great video. Easy to learn along with. You have a very calm teaching voice and with your clear instructions, this is a fab tutorial. Thank you.