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Cocoon

Knitting
March 2013
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Broken Rib Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
119 - 126 yards (109 - 115 m)
S,L
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Another variation has been added to the existing pattern (as of January 2014): It has a tubular cast on and much more pronounced decreases - a kind of a pointy/hipster version of the original Cocoon hat.
Two sizes available for both versions.

So…. I had this hat I bought years ago. Although it was made out of cheap acrylic yarn it always has been my favorite.
Even after I started knitting and had made so many hats myself (and out of much nobler material) I always fell back to this store- bought, ratty, old hat because I just loved it’s fit and style.
But after all this time and wear it finally gave up this winter and I just had to make one exactly like it, to replace my all time favorite hat!

With the help of the gorgeous Cocoon yarn from Rowan I made the impossible possible! I made an even better hat than my old one was since now I don’t only love it’s fit and style but also the softness and warmth of a fine merino & mohair blend!

Yarn:
Cocoon by Rowan:
(or any other bulky weight yarn at 115m or 126 yards/100gr)

Round Crown:
Natural (colourway 806 Frost): 1 skein: 34,5(39)gr
or approximately 40(45) meters / 44(50) yards.
Purple (colourway 811 Lavender ice): 1 skein: 32(36,5)gr
or approximately 37,5(42) meters / 41(46) yards.
Light brown (colourway 808 Tundra): 1 skein: 16(18)gr
or approximately 19(21) meters / 21(23) yards.
Dark brown (colourway 809 Crag): 1 skein: 7(8,5)gr
or approximately 8(10) meters / 9(11) yards.
Blue (colourway 827 Misty blue): 1 skein: 3(3,5)gr
or approximately 3,6(4) meters / 4(4.5) yards.

Pointy Crown:
Dark brown (colourway 809 Crag): 1(2) skeins: 93(105)gr
or approximately 107(122) meters / 118(125) yards.

Needles:
5,5mm/US9 and 5mm/US8 circular needles (at least 40 cm/16”
long) or DPN’s .
And for Tubular CO, only in Pointy Crown: 3,5mm/US4.

Gauge:
16sts and 32 rows in 10cm/4” in broken rib st
on 5,5mm / US 9 needles after blocking.

Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate.