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Sweet Dreams Baby Cocoon and Hat Set
Lion Brand® Tweed Stripes® - Luxe Fur
Pattern Number: L20132 Photo Credit: Brooke Kelly Designed by Tricia Drake, this sweet baby cocoon and cap set make a perfect sleep sack prop for family photos and pictures of newborn babies.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Newborn up to 10 pounds Cocoon Finished Length (not including tail) About 16 in. (40.5 cm) Finished Length (including tail, before knotting) About 23 in. (58.5 cm) Finished Circumference About 16 in. (40.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes Hat Finished Length (not including tail) About 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Finished Length (including tail) About 13 in. (33 cm) Finished Circumference About 10 in. (25.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 9, 2012)
NOTES: 2. Yarn A B is worked with a single strand, yarn B A is worked with 2 strands held together.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

753-213 Tweed Stripes Yarn: Limeade

Soft lime green, pale blue, and pale yellow


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (A)

928-098 Luxe Fur Yarn: Ivory

Creamy off-white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 17
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.95

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 17 (13 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm)
GAUGE:
8 sts + 10 1/2 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with 2 strands of A held tog. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Cocoon and Hat are worked in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and are very stretchy.

2.

Yarn B is worked with a single strand, yarn A is worked with 2 strands held together.

3.

Stocking tails (knotted sections of Cocoon and Hat) are worked in I-cord.

4.

Less than a half ball of B is needed for the Set.


INSTRUCTIONS



COCOON With circular needle and B, cast on 32 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 2 rnds.

Cut B.

Join 2 strands of A.With 2 strands of A held tog, work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 15 in.

(38 cm) from beg.



Shape Base Rnd 1: Change to double-pointed needles (dpn) as follows: With first dpn, *k6, k2tog from circular needle, rep from * with second, third and fourth dpn.

You will have 4 dpn with 7 sts on each for a total of 28 sts.

Rnd 2: *K5, k2tog; rep from * around - 24 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *K4, k2tog; rep from * around - 20 sts.

Rnd 4: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 16 sts.

Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 6:*K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 8 sts.



Stocking Tail Sl rem 8 sts onto a single double pointed needle.

Work with 2 dpns to make I-cord tail as follows.

Row 1: Knit.

At the end of this row and all following rows, do not turn work.

Slide sts to other end of needle, and pull yarn tightly across the back of the work to work the next row.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: K1, k2tog, k rem sts - 7 sts.

Row 4: K1, k2tog, k rem sts - 6 sts.

Row 5: K1, k2tog, k rem sts - 5 sts.

Row 6: K1, k2tog, k rem sts - 4 sts.

Rows 7-14: Knit.

Row 15: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts.Bind off.



HAT With double-pointed needles (dpn) and B, cast on 20 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 dpn, with 5 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Knit 2 rnds.

Cut B.

Join 2 strands of A.With 2 strands of A held tog, work in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) until piece measures about 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) from beg.



Shape Crown (top of Hat) Rnd 1: *K3, k2tog; rep from * around - 16 sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 2 and 4: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around - 12 sts.

Rnd 5:*K1, k2tog; rep from * around - 8 sts.



Stocking TailSl rem 8 sts to a single dpn and work stocking tail same as for Cocoon.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

Knot stocking tails of Cocoon and Hat.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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