By Kate Oates
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 months - at 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.
Cocoon: Fits up to 6 months
Hat: Preemie (Newborn, 6 months)
Cocoon: Finished circumference: 16.75"; finished length: 25"
Hat: Finished circumference: 9.5 (12, 14.5)"
Worsted weight yarn
329 (338, 352) m / 360 (370, 385) yd
5.5mm (US 9) 16" circular needles
5.5mm (US 9) dpns
20 sts x 34 rows to 10 cm (4 in) in 4" texture pattern