Absolute Beginner Preemie Baby Hat Free Pattern for Charity

If you are new to knitting, then you might find yourself wondering what types of things you would like to knit. One great option is to start knitting for charity. This preemie baby hat free pattern is specifically designed to donate to charity. Moreover, the pattern is designed for absolute beginner knitters. Therefore, you can start knitting right away and soon have something in hand that will help a baby in need.

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Why Knit for Charity?

You can knit for anyone, of course. And it’s always nice to knit for the people that you love. But there are also so many strangers out there in need. Knitting for them is often a very satisfying experience.

You start with just yarn and needles. Then you end up with a functional, beautiful item. Gifting it to charity, you improve someone else’s life. It’s a truly magical thing.

Knitting heals the knitter in many different ways. Knitting for charity helps you feel connected to your community, useful and productive, and able to do something for causes that matter to you. Therefore, even beginner knitters might want to consider knitting for charity.

charity preemie knit hat free pattern

Why Knit Preemie Baby Hats?

As I shared in the written portion of this free baby hat pattern, I designed this preemie baby hat because I learned that there are many prematurely born babies in hospitals who are need of comforting knit hats.

Knitting for Charity explains that these tiny little babies have a lot of difficulty regulating their body temperature. Of course there are gadgets and incubators to help them with that. However, nothing helps more than the cozy softness of knit hats on their heads and knit booties on their feet.

Therefore, you’re really helping out someone in need when you knit preemie baby hats. In fact, you’re helping someone who doesn’t yet have the ability to help themselves. What’s a more wonderful thing to do than that?

Why This is the Best Preemie Baby Hat Free Pattern

Of course, there are a lot free knit hat patterns out there including plenty that offer preemie sizes. So what makes this one the the best preemie baby hat free pattern? Here are a few of the key reasons:

  • It’s a really simple pattern written specifically for beginners. I’ve included a step-by-step video tutorial to help you along the way. Therefore, you should have no problem completing this hat.
  • I’ve chosen the yarn for this hat very carefully. Preemie babies have sensitive skin. The Red Heart Baby Hugs yarn in this preemie baby hat free pattern is healthy for their skin. It has Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification, which means that it’s been tested for levels of more than 300 chemicals and found to be safe.
  • This yarn is also durable. You can wash and dry it in a machine. That’s perfect for new parents who are busy trying to take care of their preemie babies. Nevertheless, it’s a soft yarn that feels good on the baby’s skin.

Get the Preemie Baby Hat Free Pattern

Are you ready to start knitting these hats for charity? Just click the image below to go to the pattern. If you would prefer an ad-free PDF, then you can purchase one on Ravelry. The link for that is available in the free pattern.

Preemie Baby Hat Free Knit Pattern

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  1. Sheila Sweet says:

    This is perfect! Thank you Marly. I organize a group of my knitting and crochet friends and we make baby items for local pregnancy centers in our area. They are so appreciative of the items because they create shower baskets for the moms to be. So thank you for a simple pattern where even the beginners can help us! You are wonderful! I’ll see you at Stitches United!

  2. Debbie says:

    Hi Marly! I wanted to stop by and let you know I am learning to knit with you! I started when I happened across your YouTube videos and started visiting your blog. I am now going to be knitting for Little Hats Big Hearts here in Las Vegas. I wanted to say thank you for helping me learn. I am a grandma whose grandkids are out-of-state and I miss being able to interact with them so this helps me to feel connected! I do have one question though….how can I print the instructions for the hat without it coming up as print 27 (!!!) pages? I hope you can help me. Thanks again, Marly….I am having so much fun!

  3. Debbie Zupancic says:

    I taught myself to knit when I found your preemie hat pattern. I struggled to make 10 hats (your pattern was easy….I had just gotten over lens replacement surgery on both eyes) and finally got them finished. I sent them across town via USPS and they lost all 10 hats…. 🙁 Soooo sad.

  4. Aida says:

    Really, really appreciate the free pattern. However, am I only one having trouble reading the lighter/gray font of the pattern?
    Seems like many bloggers are moving to this lighter font trend. Difficult for some, especially seniors and those with visual impairments.

  5. crochetkid24 says:

    I know you are a spokesperson for Red Heart, but they are not the only OEKO-TEX certified yarn. Premier Yarn also has this on some of its yarns. (Just an FYI).

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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