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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When ...

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Cushy Cocoon Layette

from Tot Toppers
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cushy Cocoon Layette
Cushy Cocoon Layette
Cushy Cocoon Layette
Cushy Cocoon Layette
Cushy Cocoon Layette
Cushy Cocoon Layette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cabling
  • basic increasing & decreasing
  • pick up stitches
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

The transition from womb to world is a startling one newborns love to be snuggled up tight! This layette set features an oh-so-cozy matching cocoon and hat with a beautiful textured stitch and simple cabled detailing around the edges. Cocoon features a dip in the front for baby's face so that the back neck can be covered. One size fits babies up to about 6 monthsat which time they will be more about exploring than being swaddled. Cocoon is worked top-down with stitches picked up for
the cabled border. Hat is worked from the bottom up and shown in Preemie size on 5-day-old Oliver.


20 sts and 34 rows per 4 inches in Texture Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cocoon Size: Fits up to 6 months
  • Cocoon Finished Circumference: 16.75 inches
  • Cocoon Finished Length: 25 inches
  • Hat Size: Preemie(Newborn, 6 months)
  • Hat Finished Circumference: 9.5(12, 14.5) inches


  • Tools: Size 9(5.5 mm) 16" circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, cable needle, stitch marker
  • Yarn for Cocoon: 300 yards worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn for Hat: 60(70, 85) yards worsted weight yarn

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