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Cocoon

from La Maison Rililie Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cocoon
Cocoon Pointy Crown version (1 colour)
Cocoon Two crown & brim variations to choose
Cocoon Pointy Crown version (1 colour)
Cocoon Round Crown (5 colours)
Cocoon Round Crown (5 colours)

Pattern Description:

Another variation has been added to the existing Cocoon pattern (as of January 2014): It has a tubular cast on and much more pronounced decreases - a kind of a pointy/hipster version of the original Cocoon hat.
Two sizes (S&L) available for both versions.

So.... I had this hat I bought years ago. Although it was made out of cheap acrylic yarn it always has been my favorite.
Even after I started knitting and had made so many hats myself (and out of much nobler material) I always fell back to this store- bought, ratty, old hat because I just loved it's fit and style.
But after all this time and wear it finally gave up this winter and I just had to make one exactly like it, to replace my all time favorite hat!

With the help of the gorgeous Cocoon yarn from Rowan I made the impossible possible! I made an even better hat than my old one was since now I don't only love it's fit and style but also the softness and warmth of a fine merino & mohair blend!

Gauge:

17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The pattern is written in two sizes (S&L). Since the fit is quite slouchy and the whole hat is made out of single rib or broken rib stitch it should accommodate different heads easily.

Materials:

  • Needles: US 8 - 5.0 mm, US 9 - 5.5 mm
  • Yarn: Cocoon by Rowan: (or any other bulky weight yarn at 115m or 126 yards/100gr) Round Crown: Natural (colourway 806 Frost): 1 skein: 34,5(39)gr or approximately 40(45) meters / 44(50) yards. Purple (colourway 811 Lavender ice): 1 skein: 32(36,5)gr or approximately 37,5(42) meters / 41(46) yards. Light brown (colourway 808 Tundra): 1 skein: 16(18)gr or approximately 19(21) meters / 21(23) yards. Dark brown (colourway 809 Crag): 1 skein: 7(8,5)gr or approximately 8(10) meters / 9(11) yards. Blue (colourway 827 Misty blue): 1 skein: 3(3,5)gr or approximately 3,6(4) meters / 4(4.5) yards. Pointy Crown: Dark brown (colourway 809 Crag): 1(2) skeins: 93(105)gr or approximately 107(122) meters / 118(125) yards.

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle, stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

126 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Cocoon

Colorway:

see materials


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