Newborn Crochet Hat - This super simple Newborn Crochet Hat will fit most premies and newborns. It is created using basic double crochet and single crochet and works up quickly using just one skein of Lion Brand's Modern Baby yarn in red.

This super simple Newborn Crochet Hat will fit most preemies and newborns. It is created using basic double crochet and single crochet stitches and works up quickly using just one skein of Lion Brand's Modern Baby yarn in red. This particular crocheted baby hat was originally created for the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative to raise awareness of heart disease.

This hat features an optional fold-up brim that is especially helpful for premature babies, as it can be turned down to help cover their eyes if they are in an incubator under bilirubin lights. The finished hat also has a good amount of stretch so the fold up brim can be left down and the hat will stretch to fit a larger baby.

Please note that the Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative has been ended. Learn why on the American Heart Association website here. Discover other great opportunities to use your skills as a crocheter to give back with our Crocheting for Charity guide.