Purple Rain Cocoon/Hat

Purple Rain Coccon-Hat
©A Hooker’s World

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.

Cocoon Recipe

German Cast on 53 stitches on each of two 10.5 circular needles
Knit all for 17 inches

Decrease*
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.

Seam
I closed my cocoon with the Kitchener Stitch.

Opening Border
HDC in each picked up stitch along the border and repeat for total of three rows

Yarn

Lion Brand Homespun

Fiber Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester
Yarn Color: Barrington
Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky

Author: A Hooker's World

Fiber artist, designer and instructor with over 30 years crochet experience and about 10 years knit experience.

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