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64 Preemie Crochet Hat Patterns

Find free crochet preemie hat patterns ranging in skill level with this collection.

64 Preemie Crochet Hat Patterns

These free crochet preemie hat patterns offer a wide variety of designs to make. Browse preemie hats for beginners up through advanced stitches!

If you are making a custom hat for a newborn in your own life or donating a collection of hats to your favorite charity or local hospital, this page has any pattern you could ever want or need.

Preemie crochet hat pattern sizes all depend on how big the baby is when he or she is born. One of the hallmarks of many of these patterns below is that they include multiple variations. For example, the Wrapped With Love Preemie Crochet Hat lists variations of the pattern for the following sizes:

Size 1 - 2 Pounds
Head Circumference = 8" - 10"
Hat Circumference = 8"
Height hat = 3.65"

Size 2 - 3 Pounds
Head Circumference = 9" - 11"
Hat Circumference = 9"
Hat Height = 4"

Size 4 - 5 lbs
Head Circumference = 10" - 12"
Hat Circumference = 9.75"
Hat Height = 4.5"

Discover a preemie crochet hat pattern perfect for donating to hospitals or giving your loved one who was surprised by an early delivery. These beautiful hats will keep baby warm and show mom you care.

Any of the patterns below make wonderful crochet preemie hats for charity, but make sure you check with the charity in question you plan to donate to to make sure there are no guidelines specific to them.

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Preemie Crochet Hat Patterns

Wrapped With Love Preemie Crochet Hat

This AllFreeCrochet exclusive pattern comes in three different preemie sizes.

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Crochet Preemie Hat

Add a just darling floral touch to this hat! The stitchwork is gorgeous for baby.

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Preemie/Newborn Sleepy Owl Hat

No one said preemie hats needed to be boring, and this sleepy owl is so cute!

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Preemie/Newborn Baby Hat and Booties

Keep little toes warm! This preemie pattern includes matching booties.

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Preemie Gift Set

Can't decide between a hat or a headband? Here's the perfect pattern set for you to work on!

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Basic Preemie Baby Hat

This is a perfect beginner-friendly pattern. It's an easy preemie hat crochet pattern perfect for donating to charity.

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Half Double Crochet Preemie Baby Cap

Half double crochet is one of my favorite stitches, and you can create a cozy ridged look with this pattern.

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Preemie/Newborn Elf Hat

If baby was born near the holiday season, consider making this festive newborn elf hat.

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Preemie/Newborn Lion Hat

Lions are adorable animals to use in nursery decor, so why not make a preemie hat based on this wild animal?

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Preemie/Newborn Kitty Hat

Add an adorable kitty face to your preemie hat pattern to elevate the cuteness.

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Preemie/Newborn Monkey Hat

Celebrate the birth of that little monkey with this cute pattern! The puffy face is so cheerful.

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Preemie/Newborn Cow Hat

I have a friend whose favorite animals are cows, and I bet cows will be involved in his nursery decor one day! 

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Preemie/Newborn Polar Bear Hat

A winter baby means a winter hat, and this polar bear is the cutest.

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Preemie/Newborn Button Tab Hat

Add a sweet detail to your crochet preemie hat and include this cute button embellishment.

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Preemie/Newborn Bear Ears Hat

Bears are my favorite animals, and I would so love for my baby to have a cute bear ears hat!

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Preemie/Newborn Snowflake Hat

This snowflake hat is another lovely option for a winter baby, and it's surprisingly easy to add the snowflake detail!

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Preemie/Newborn Leaf Hat

Isn't this little leaf hat so cute? Perfect for spring, or you can make the leaves orange for fall!

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Preemie/Newborn Elephant Hat

The zoo animal theme continues! Elephants are so lovely and gender neutral, so how about this darling project?

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Preemie/Newborn Adorable Penguin Hat

This tired penguin sure makes a cute image for a newborn hat! This is an easy pattern to make, and so cute.

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Preemie/Newborn Fox Hat

Foxes are adorable, and this fox hat is easy to make with just a few added details to make a big impact.

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Preemie/Newborn Earmuff Snowman Hat

How cute is this? Keep baby (and snowman!) cozy with this adorable earmuff hat.

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Preemie/Newborn Apple Hat

Maybe Mom's a teacher, or maybe baby was born in the fall. In any case, give this cute apple hat a try!

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Preemie/Newborn Pig Hat

Hello, adorable! This cute pig hat is great for any fan of Charlotte's Web.

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Preemie/Newborn Santa Belt Buckle Hat

Celebrate those Christmas preemies with adorable Santa hats to welcome them into the world!

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Modern Preemie/Newborn Hat

This sweet design includes simple stripes for an attractive detail.

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Preemie Flower Hat

Look at that big flower! How cute! Big details look so adorable on these little darlings.

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Preemie Pattern

Here's another simple preemie hat that would be great for beginners. Add a pom pom for a fun touch.

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Rosie's Cozies Preemie Tiger Hat

Simple stripes and animal ears come together to make one cute tiger hat.

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Chiq Preemie Shell Cap

If you love the shell stitch, and who doesn't, consider making this easy and lovely shell cap!

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Button Flap Beanie - Preemie

This is a cute pattern with a nice detail to make it wonderful for any sweet baby.

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Preemie Cluster Hat

Use the cluster stitch to work up this pattern in a hurry, then add a big and beautiful flower!

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Sweet Little Baby Hugs Preemie Hat

Aww. This darling hat is easy and the detail on the brim creates nice texture.

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Preemie Crown Crochet Hat

Treat that new baby like a prince or princess with this adorable crown crochet hat!

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Patty’s Preemie Hat

Is baby a St. Patrick's Day newborn? Make this cute hat to celebrate!

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Adorably Elfish Preemie Hat

Welcome baby during the holiday season with one of the cutest little elf hats we've seen.

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Pumpkin Crochet Preemie Hat

An October baby would look just adorable with this cute preemie hat!

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Santa's Favorite Preemie Crochet Hat

This is one adorable Santa hat to welcome Christmas babies into the world!

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Apple of My Eye Preemie Crochet Hat

Here is another take on an apple crochet preemie hat, perfect for babies born during fall, or back to school season.

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Super Speedy Preemie Hat

The name says it all! If you want to donate to charity, consider these super speedy patterns!

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Sunshine and Hugs Preemie Beanie

Look at this gorgeous stitchwork! This beautiful hat is a joyful way to welcome little ones.

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Crochet Strawberry Hat

This cute hat is a sweet strawberry shape and it includes a darling floral embellishment!

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Kids Earflap Hat

Though the title says "kids", this pattern is actually available in a wide range of sizes, including preemie.

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Baby Earflap Hat

Look at those sweet earflaps and that cute flower! This is a great preemie hat for keeping ears warm, too.

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Football Hat

Are you planning to raise a football fan? Start them as young as possible with this cute hat.

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Fiona Baby Bonnet

How adorable is this? Use yarn in jewel tones to create a bold and beautiful hat.

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Basic Infant Hat (4 sizes)

This is a great basic infant hat that comes in 4 different sizes depending on the baby!

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Deep Blue Sea Hat

How gorgeous is this hat! That ombre look is just stunning.

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Ocean Shells Hat

This is another beautiful blue hat with gorgeous stitches perfect for a summer baby.

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Basic Bulky Beanie

Make the BBB! This basic bulky beanie comes in a wide variety of sizes so you can make them for the whole family.

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Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat

Use bulky yarn to work up this project quickly, and don't forget that floral embellishment.

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Little Crown Easy Newborn Cap

Create a preemie crochet hat with a nice brim that almost looks like a crown!

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Little Textures Newborn Beanie

Look at those stitches! Free preemie crochet hat patterns like this one are almost too cute to pass up.

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Aiden Baby Hat

Add a sweet heart to show these patterms were made with love when you follow this tutorial.

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Aimee Baby Hat

The texture on this baby hat is just beautiful, and the stripes are a really nice touch.

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Best Basic Beanie

Just like the picture depicts, this pattern comes in all manner of sizes so you can make them for anyone and everyone!

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DK Double Crochet Hat Pattern

Grab your favorite DK weight yarn and make this double crochet beanie.

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Ribbed Crochet Baby Beanie

Ribbing really creates a lovely, classic look for crochet hats, and this baby pattern is no exception.

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Puff Stitch Snowman Baby Hat Pattern

How cute is this project!! Create the darling snowman face and fluffy puffs for that winter baby.

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Scared Silly Monster Baby Hat

If you know a preemie born around Halloween, this is a sweet and fun project to make.

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Quick and Simple Crocheted Chevron Hat

Check out the awesome chevron pattern in this hat. Play with different colors for endless possibilities.

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Little Berry Crochet Hat

If baby is born during berry picking season, how could you possibly pass up this absolutely darling hat?

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Celtic Dream Crochet Baby Bonnet

This sweet bonnet features the prettiest stitches reminscent of Celtic knots!

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Lavender Blue Baby Bonnet

String ribbon through this baby bonnet for the sweetest detail ever.

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Rainbow Puff Stitch Beanie

This buff stitch beanie is adorable for baby and the colors featured in this example are just lovely.

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