Photography Cocoon w/ Braided Hat

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Photography Cocoon w/ Braided Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Photography Cocoon w/ Braided Hat
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knowledge of basic knitting stitches
  • Knitting with circular needles
  • Knitting with double pointed needles
  • Ability to make an I-cord

Pattern Description:

While this pod and matching hat was originally created by myself as a photography prop, more and more people are using it for day to day use with babies. In addition to providing a swaddling effect for babies, they look so cute in these pods.

The patterns have been written in a straight forward manner -- as long as you know how to knit with circular needles you will be successful in knitting this set.

Best yet, the colour combinations for this set are endless! While the pattern calls for 3 colours, it is easy to adapt this to add even more -- you could even make a rainbow pod!

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16 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches with 6mm needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn sized


  • Worsted weight yarn (approximately 170 yards of the main colour and 100 yards each of the two contrasting colours)
  • 6mm dpn
  • 5mm dpn
  • 6mm circular needle (16")
  • stitch holders
  • Darning needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Hand Knit By Cara
by HandKnitByCara
Mt. Brydges, Ontario, Canada
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In addition to being a mother of two and a supply teacher, I am also an avid knitter. It is very rare that I will go more than a day without knitting something! On those days you will probably find me spinning yarn instead :)

When writing each pattern, my goal has been to write it so that it is easy for even the most beginner of knitter to follow. If you ever have problems with a pattern ...

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