Free Baby Cocoon And Hat Knitting Pattern

Free Baby Cocoon And Hat Knitting Pattern
Striped Baby Cocoon With A Matching Hat
For Newborns and infants up to 3-4 months.
By Ratcha Chambers
This baby cocoon and hat are not very thick and will be perfect for Spring and Fall. I knitted for a baby
who will be born in a Spring time. The yarn I used for this project is very soft and can be machine
washed and dried. Any double knit (DK) baby yarn will work well for this. I used a little bigger
needle than suggested by the yarns' labels. But I like the way it turned out.
Finished measurement for the cocoon: Body Circumference = 23 inches, length = 19 inches
Hat : Circumference = 16 inches and 6 inches long
Gauge: 4.75-5 sts per inches.
Materials for both cocoon and hat;
1. 2 balls of Sirdar Snuggly Tiny Tots in light purple (shade # 0944, lot # 60487) for main color (I
will refer to it as color A). (50g/150yds/137m per each ball)
2. 1 ball (50 g/191 yds/175 m) of Sirdar Snuggly double knitting in light green (shade # 0419, lot
# 116730) for contrasting color (or color B).
3. 20 inches-Circular knitting needle # 8 (5mm)
4. A set of double pointed needle # 8 (5mm)
5. Row counter if needed
6. tapestry needle
Direction for the cocoon
With circular needles cast on 112 sts. using contrasting color B. Place marker. Join work in round and
begin k2, p2 ribbing for 1 inch. Don't cut yarn.
*Change to main color A and knit 6 rounds. (Tips: knit both colors together on the first stitch to prevent
big gap. Don't forget to carry the non-working yarn along while working on the other yarn. Just wrap
them around each other once every other round or so.) Change to color B and [knit 1 round, purl 1
round] twice.**
Repeat from * to ** one more time.
Begin Striped Pattern as follow;
Round 1-6: With main color A, Knit.
Round 7-9: Knit with contrasting color B.
Repeat Round 1-9 for the stipe pattern keeping. Do not decrease
Continue in the stipe pattern above until piece measure about 16 inches from casting on. Knit one
round and at the same time decreasing 2 sts. (110 remains). Begin decreasing as following while
maintaining the stipe pattern;
Decreasing Rows (change to double point needles when necessary)
Rnd 1: *K 8, k2tog: rep from * to end of round. Rnd 2-4: Knit.
Rnd 5: *K 7, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Rnd 6-8: Knit.
Rnd 9: *K 6, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Rnd 10-12: Knit.
Rnd 13: *K 5, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Rnd 14-16: Knit.
Rnd 17: *K 4, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Rnd 18-20: Knit.
Rnd 21: *K 3, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Rnd 22-24: Knit.
Rnd 25: *K 2, k2tog; rep from * to end of round. Knit 2 rows.
Rnd 28: *K 1, k2tog; rep from *to end of round. Knit 1 row.
Rnd 30: *K2tog: rep from * to the end.
There should be 3 sts. Remained. Cut yarn leaving about 6 inches tail. Using tapestry needle, thread
yarn through the remaining 3 sts and weave the end of yarn on the wrong side of work. Secure and
trim all loose ends. Block piece if needed. I didn't block mine because I was in a rush to get it out to
the person.
* * * End of Cocoon * * *
Direction For A Matching Striped Baby Hat
With double pointed needles and contrasting color B, cast on 80 sts. Work K 2, P 2 rib for 1 inch.
Change to main color A and knit for 6 rounds.
Change to color B, *knit 1 row, p 1 row; repeat from * one more time.
Change to color A, knit 6 rows. Change to color B and knit 3 rows.
Begin decreasing rows as followed while keeping in striped pattern as for the cocoon.
Rnd 1: *K 8, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2 and every alternate round: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K 7, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 5: *K 6, k2tog; rep from * to end of round.
Continue decreasing in this manner until you have 3 sts. Left on the needles. Finishing off the same
way as the cocoon.
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