Striped Baby Cocoon With A Matching Hat

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, so I thought lighter yarn would be better. 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.

Image A: Striped Baby Cocoon With A Matching Hat to fit Newborns and infants up to 3-4 months.

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Materials for baby 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

Instruction 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 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 * * *

Image B: Closeup image of baby cocoon and hat

Direction For A Matching Striped Baby Hat

With double pointed needles and contrasting color B, cast on 80 sts. Divide them on to 3 needles. Joint round and place marker. 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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