This a simple crochet baby hat in preemie and new born sizes, beginning with the same basic crown pattern which I first made for the Pompom hat. Once you have the basic crown pattern it's very easy to add your own touches and use any pattern stitch you wish.
For the Lisha hat I have used a variation on Paris stitch, to use Paris stitch for a hat you have to turn at the end of each round, for this variation I have worked the stitch in the round so I'm calling this reversed Paris stitch
For a small Preemie work to round 3 of Basic Crown and then pattern until hat measures 3 1/2 inches from top of crown to bottom of hat.
For larger preemie work to round 4 then pattern until hat measures 4 to 4 1/2 inches.
For Newborn work to round 5 then pattern until hat measure 6 inches
Written in English crochet terms
ch = chain
dc = double crochet (sc/us)
tr = treble (dc/us)
ss slip stitch.
Double Knit yarn
Small preemie 9 grams
Larger preemie 11 grams
Newborn 19 grams
4.50 mm Hook
Make an Adjustable/magic ring
Round one - ch3 and 15tr into ring, ss to ch3 at beg of round. (here and throughout ch3 counts as 1tr) =16tr
Round two - ch3, *2tr into next tr, 1tr in next tr* rep from * to * around, ss to top of ch3 =24 tr
Round three - ch3, 1tr in next tr, *2tr in next tr, 1tr into next 2tr* around, ss to top of ch3 = 32 tr
Round four - ch3, 1tr in next 2 tr, *2tr in next tr, 1tr in next 3tr* around ss to top of ch3 = 40 tr
Round five - ch3 then 1tr in next 3tr, *2tr in next tr, 1tr in next 4 tr* around ss to top of ch3 = 48 tr
Begin pattern rounds
Ch 3,1tr,2ch,1dc in same st,* miss 2tr, (2tr,2ch,1dc) in next tr*, miss 2tr, (2tr,2ch,1dc) in next tr* rep from * to* until last 2 tr, ss to top of 3ch at beg of round.
Ch1, (2tr,2ch,1dc) in each 2ch space of each (2tr,2ch,1dc) around, ss to first ch1 of round.
Repeat this row until hat is the length you desire, see sizes above.
Why Lisha? because Lisha means sweet and happy.... all little babies are sweet and if you want to make them happy just hook them a Lisha Hat :)
I hope you enjoy making this little hat if you encounter any mistakes or problems please let me know and I will put them right.
Debi's Guardian grandma's.