Cocoon / Hat
Start Date: August 28, 2011
End Date: September 15, 2011
Needle: 10.5 US
Cocoon Pattern: ODH Designs
Hat Pattern: Perfect Fit Baby Hat by Ruth’s Hands
Dimensions: approximately 16-inch diameter x 23-inch length
Price: USD $50.00 2018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity
Having crocheted Sunflower Cocoon/Hat (picture link only), I thought it would be neat to knit one. Thanks to SarahBea for lending me some 10.5 US circulars. Going by the dimensions of the Sunflower, I was surprised that this one came out two inches wider. It is shorter by one inch because I ran out of Barrington.
German Cast on 53 stitches on each of two 10.5 circular needles
Knit all for 17 inches
Row 1: K2TOG at beginning and middle of each needle
Alt Row: Knit All
*My decrease measures 5 inches. I think I decreased from 53 stitches to 29 stitches.
I closed my cocoon with the Kitchener Stitch.
HDC in each picked up stitch along the border and repeat for total of three rows
Lion Brand Homespun
Fiber Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
Yarn Color: Barrington
Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky