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Cushy Cocoon Layette


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cabling basic increasing & decreasing pick up stitches i-cord GAUGE 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

Recommended with this pattern

  • 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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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 I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications. In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!