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This is my favorite pattern for making crochet baby hats for babies.

http://www.freecraftunlimited.com/crochet-infant-stocking-cap.html

Here is the same pattern with minor modifications to fit a preemie baby.

Round 1: ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 3 (12 dc).Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space. *Fp around next dc, 3 dc in next dc. Repeat from * all the way around. End with fp around last dc. Join with slip stitch at top of beginning chain 3. (24 sts).

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first space. *Fp around next dc, 3 dc in next dc, fp around next dc (lines up with fp from previous round), 3 dc in next dc. Repeat from * all the way around. End with fp around post of last dc. Join with slip stitch at top of beginning chain 3. (48 sts)

Round 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in first space. *Fp around next dc, 2 dc in next stitch. Repeat from * all the way around. Join with slip stich at top of beginning chain 3.

Round 5-12: Ch 3,1 dc in first space. * fp around next stich, dc in next two stitches. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stich to top of beginning of ch 3.

Row 13: Add a shell edging of your choice.

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I recently talked to a friend that I used to work with on the Labor and Delivery unit. She stated that the cabinet was bare. They have recently had a lot of infant losses. I have a package ready to go to the hospital. There are at least 20 blankets and 10 hats. By no means is it a large hospital, but infant losses happen on a regular basis. On some nights I remember coming on to the unit and seeing two or three mothers who were experiencing the loss of their babies. It never failed that we would be the busiest on the unit with laboring mothers and deliveries. I hated those nights. I meant that I couldn’t give the grieving mom the one on one attention that she deserved. I did my best at those times. Many a time I would let my charting get behind. To me the emotional support of the grieving mother came first. Now that I am no longer working, I still realize that I can make a difference for grieving mothers. My goal this year is to fill the bereavement cabinet with many beautiful blankets, hats, and other items.

http://www.bundlesoflove.org/RuthsBurialBlanket

http://www.bundlesoflove.org/RuthsBurialGown

http://www.bundlesoflove.org/RuthsShellBurialBunting

http://www.bridgingpeople.org/default/Patterns-PremieGowns.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/sewing/003.shtml