Monday, November 16, 2009
Baby Cocoon - Knitting Pattern
Baby Cocoons are the latest thing for babies and not just for photo props. They are so cute and are perfect for swaddling. So when I found the pattern for the cute baby hat I blogged about earlier the wheels starting turning. So I grabbed the knitting needles and went to work.
Size 10 1/2 circular needles
#4 yarn (worsted weight), use two strands held together
Cast on 80 stitches, join into round - place marker
Knit 1 round, purl one round (will make a garter stitch to match the hat)
Repeat these two rounds until piece measures 22" long.
Next row: Knit 2 together, 40 stitches left
Next row: Knit 2 together, 20 stitches left
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn on needle, draw through remaining stitches and draw closed. Fasten off.
Now, you can just roll down the top and you'll have the perfect cocoon for a baby! They are so easy to make and use, you won't believe it. You can make one in every color of the rainbow! I've attached a cute little flower that matches the hat. When you go to cocoon the baby - just roll it down like you would a sock. Put the baby's feet in and roll up to swaddle the baby.