Little Nugget Preemie Beanie

The Little Nugget Beanie is a crochet pattern I designed especially for Preemie Babies.  The Beanies can be donated to your local hospital’s NICU, to the families who have preemie babies,  or any charity that needs beanies because the Little Nugget Beanie crochet pattern can be customized for any size found in the Gauge below.


October is Cancer Awareness Month.  I wanted to share this beanie and bring awareness to Cancer because we recently lost our young niece who fought braving and never lost her love for life.  I have also have had family members who have had cancer in one form or another.  The Little Nugget Beanie is a pattern that can be customized for small babies to young toddlers.  This beanie can also be donated to Cancer Patients, Cancer Wards at your local hospital or donating to any local charity.


The Little Nugget Beanie free crochet pattern is listed below.  You can also be find a premium copy FREE download from my Ravelry Store that has all of the steps listed below.  You can share the link to your family and friends who would love to help spread the word about Cancer Awareness.

Materials Needed

US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm Crochet Hook
50-75 yds #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle  

Stitches Used/Abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
hhdc – herringbone half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
WS – Wrong Side

US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm Crochet Hook
12 st x 12 Rows = 4”

Finished Size:
6” x 8”

Pattern Notes 

  1. Ch 1 does NOT count as a st.
  2. This beanie is worked as a rectangle.  The chain length is the height of the hat, and the length of the rectangle will be the circumference.
  3. To close the top of the hat, you will use a running stitch sewing and weaving the side and the crown closed.


Video Tutorials
Foundation Single Crochet here.
Invisible Stitch here.
Running Stitch here

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Right Handed here

Here is a great left handed video tutorial I made to help you with the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)


Special Stitch
Herringbone Half Double Crochet:

1. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
2. Pull first loop straight through the second (similar to a slip stitch)
3. Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook.


Little Nugget Beanie Free Crochet Pattern




6” x 16”  Preemie

R1:  FSC 18 turn
Optional:  ch 19, sc in the 2nd hook and each remaining st.  Turn (18 sc)

R2:  Ch 1, sc in same st, hhdc in the next 16 st, and sc in the last st. Turn (2 sc & 16 hhdc)

R3-R48:  Repeat R2 or until the piece measures 16”

Leave a long tail of yarn about 22” – 24” to sew together the sides of the hat and the crown.


Rectangle for Circumference


Step 1:
Line up the WS of the last row to the WS of the foundation row.


Sew Short Row Closed



Step 2:
With your tapestry needle, use the running stitch to sew the short rows together,  Do not pull the yarn tight or fasten off.

Short Side Closed

Step 3:
Turn your work with the long side facing up.

Step 4:
With your tapestry needle, weave the yarn through each st to sew the long side together.  

Step 5:
Pull your yarn tight to close the crown.

Fasten off and use your tapestry needle weave in any loose ends.



That’s it!  You have completed your Little Nugget Beanie!  I would LOVE to see your version!  Please tag me at any of my Social Media Sites listed below.

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Wrapped in Love Headband Crochet Pattern

Although I designed the Wrapped in Love Headband Crochet Pattern in mind, it would make a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Sweetheart’s Day.  You can crochet this for the ones you love, whether it is a person or an animal, as you can see by the picture below.  lol

Headband with Freya

You can find the free crochet pattern for the Child Size version of the Wrapped in Love Headband below.  I don’t want to take away from the importance of Cancer Awareness.

October is Cancer Awareness Month and the Wrapped in Love Headband Crochet Pattern was designed specifically for Cancer Awareness Month.  There are a number of crochet patterns in the Wrapped In Love Line (see below) that are dedicated to the women in my family who have faced one type of cancer or another and SURVIVED!  I am SO thankful to God for delivering them from this horrible disease!

Wrapped In Love Headband

This post contains affiliate links.  You can make a purchase using these links that I provide where I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you.)  Purchases you make will help keep my website and crochet pattern stores going and provide quality designs just for you!  

As a Scoliosis Survivor, I know some of the struggles cancer patients go through.  I deal with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and more.  Cancer patients may go through these things as well.  Surviving Scoliosis is an ongoing battle, that is why I am so thankful the women in my family battled cancer and survived!

The Wrapped in Love Headband uses the same technique found in the Wrapped in Love Hat and Cowl set crochet patterns that can be found on my website here.  There are a number of Video Tutorials from my YouTube Channel here that do Row by Row with you.  If you would like to receive the FREE PDF version of this pattern you can find it at any of my stores listed below.


You can also find the Summer of Love Tank Top crochet pattern here on my website as well.  The Summer of Love Tank Top uses the same Video Tutorials as the hat, cowl, and headband.  You can find the Video Tutorials at my YouTube channel here as well.

The Wrapped In Love Headband and Summer of Love Tank Top are just some of the crochet patterns you can find in the Wrapped In Love Line.  The Wrapped In Love Headband crochet pattern is another quick  one that those with Scoliosis or chronic pain sufferers or anyone can do because it is a ‘short and sweet’ pattern.  lol  So scroll down and let’s get started!

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Wrapped in Love Headband Crochet Pattern


US Hook I or 5.5 mm
200-500 yards of Main Color  #4 Worsted Weight Yarn 100-400 yards of 100-200 yards of Contrasting Color  #4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:

Ch = Chain
St = Stitch
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
FDC = Foundation Double Crochet (My YouTube video here.)
LDC = Long Double Crochet (My YouTube video here.)
Beg Shell = Ch 3, DC, ch 1, 2 DC all in the same stitch (YouTube Video here.)
Shell = 2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC all in same stitch (YouTube Video here.)



Hook U.S. I/5.5 mm
8 DC x 4 Rows = 2”

Gauge Swatch:

Ch 14, R1:  dc in the 4th st from Hook.  Turn (12 dc)
R2-R4:  Ch 3 and dc in each st across.  Turn (12 dc)



  • Headband is worked in the Round.  Slip stitch into the 1st stitch, the chain space or stitch specified.
  • Ch 3 does count as a DC
  • Shells made create the Heart
  • The Headband is Reversible and can be worn either way.
  • Sizes are for 0-12 months, 1-4 year, 5-10 year and Teen/Small Adult, Medium Adult, and Large Adult.
  • Headband can be worked in 1 Color as well.


Wrapped In Love Headband


R1:  With Main Color FDC 49, 56, 63, 70, 77.  Sl st in beginning fdc to join. 49 (56, 63, 70, 77) FDC

Use Tapestry Needle to close FDC.

Change to Contrasting Color to make Hearts

R2:  Attach Hot Pink in 1st fdc.  [Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc all in same stitch. (Beg Shell) made]  ch 2, skip 6 st, 2 dc, ch 1. 2 dc all in the same stitch. (Shell made).  *Ch 2, skip 6 st, Shell in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Ch 2 and ss in top of ch 3 of Beg Shell.  (7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Shells)

Change to Main Color

R3:  ss in ch 1 sp of Beg Shell, ch 1, sc in same st., *ch 2, skip 2 dc from previous row, 1 ldc in next 2 st, ch 2, sc in ch 1 space of next Shell.*  Repeat from * to * around. Ss in sc to join.    

R4:  ch 3, dc in each st around.  (49, 56, 63, 70, 77 DC)


Newborn to 12 months Stop Here

1-4 years
Repeat R2-R4 ending with R4 or until Headband measures 2-3”

5 to 10 years
Repeat R2-R4 ending with R4 until Headband measures 3-4”

Teen/Small Adult
R5-R11:  Repeat R2-R4 ending with R4 or until Headband measures 5-6”

Medium to Large Adult
R5-R14:  Repeat R2-R4 ending with R4 or until Headband measures 7-8”

Fasten off.
Use Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.


Designing crochet patterns is something I enjoy.  Designing crochet patterns with my loved ones in mind, I have created an eBook that contains 12 crochet patterns designed specifically for Cancer Awareness Month.  Part of the proceeds collected from the sale of the Wrapped in Love Line eBook will be donated to the American Cancer Society in recognition of my family members who fought and won the battle with cancer.  You can find the eBook in my Etsy Shop here.

Here are a few  of the crochet patterns included in the Wrapped in Love Line eBook.

From the Designer:

  • You are free to sell or give as a gift, the Wrapped in Love Headband.   Please forward any one who would like to do this crochet pattern or any one of my crochet patterns to my Etsy shop, Ravelry, or to my website.  There are more than one place to connect with me below. “
  • Every purchase of my crochet patterns helps!  It allows me to keep my website going and to buy more yarn so I can create and design more Handmade Crocheted Creations for you to enjoy.  Donations are accepted as well as the purchase of my patterns.
  • Thank you for purchasing the Wrappen in Love Headband Crochet Pattern!  Check out my other GREAT patterns at my Etsy Shop JosCraftyHook OR my website OR at Ravelry under Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs!  If you have any questions or concerns about any pattern find me at Jo’s Crafty Hook Designs on Facebook!
  • I would LOVE to see your version of my Wrapped in Love Headband!  You can “Hook It” to my Ravelry account Jo’s Crafty Hook OR at my Facebook Page Jo’s Crafty Hook OR at anyone of the places below that allows you to connect with me!  Please use #wilheadband or #jostwisted when sharing on Social Media. Pictures, Comments, Feedback, etc. are ALWAYS welcome at my website!


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