253. Cocoon Hat

Crochet, project 253. Completed 6/23/2010

Shown on a 15-inch head

Adapted from instructions in the “Newborn Cocoon Set Crochet Pattern” purchased from I’ll Be Yarned (link).

MADE FOR a friend’s baby

SIZE: Fits up to 15-inch baby head. Hat measures 7″ across bottom when flat and 5.5″ tall.

Yarn: 0.6 oz (34.3 yds) each of two colors worsted yarn:
Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool), 100g / 3.5 oz, 200 yds per ball

  • 1 ball Color 256: Ecru
  • 1 ball Color 1231: Pale Sage

Crochet Hook: US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)

GAUGE: 2.5 DC per inch

I estimate that two balls of yarn will make at least 5 hats. This cute and easy hat matches the “3-Ball Blanket” project (link). The original pattern called for Lion Brand Homespun yarn and suggests adding either a ribbon or a big button for decoration.

The original pattern called for 9 rounds of DC and 1 round of sc, but this was too long, so I made adjustments as needed.