Crochet Baby Cocoon and Hat Set Free Crochet Pattern

A few weeks ago I posted a free crochet pattern roundup of baby toys that are perfect for gifting to new babies!  Now today, I have another fast and inexpensive DIY baby gift option for you.  Little crocheted newborn cocoons make adorable photo props for new babies, and a matching hat can be used for more than just pictures!  This Crochet Baby Cocoon and Hat set is a great, basic pattern to add to your collection for last minute baby gifts!

 This Crochet Baby Cocoon and Hat set is a great, basic pattern to add to your collection for last minute baby gifts! It is made with super bulky Bernat Softee Chunky so it works up quickly and beautifully. A pom pom accent gives a special touch to this super simple free crochet pattern.

I say this is a perfect last minute baby gift because I myself made "last minute" for me!  My son was due in early April, and I didn't start this project until late March when I was incredibly sleep deprived and NOT very productive.  Believe me, if I could do it....you can do it!

 This Crochet Baby Cocoon and Hat set is a great, basic pattern to add to your collection for last minute baby gifts! It is made with super bulky Bernat Softee Chunky so it works up quickly and beautifully. A pom pom accent gives a special touch to this super simple free crochet pattern.

So why aren't there any pictures of a cute snuggly newborn bundled up in this cozy cocoon?  It's certainly not because of the weather when my son was born (SNOWING in early April...).  Nope, there are no pictures of him wearing this because he was born quite a bit larger than your average newborn.  10lb 1oz to be exact!  So if mama is expecting a large baby - make sure to adjust the size! Haha.

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Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • st/sts: stitch/stitches
  • ch: chain
  • SC: single crochet
  • SC2Tog: single crochet two together
  • DC: double crochet

Gauge

10 sts x 6 rows = 4" square in DC

Finished Size:  

  • Length: 15"
  • Width: 9.5"

Video Tutorials to Help You Out

If you are new to crocheting in the round - check out my video for how to crochet a hat for complete and total beginners!

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is not intended for baby to wear unsupervised.  It should only be used as a photo prop.  This is not intended for baby to sleep in.
  • ch stitches at the beginning of a round do NOT count as a stitch
  • the end of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
  • feel free to adjust the length of this cocoon pattern by adding or subtracting rounds between Rounds 6-20.

Instructions

 

Cocoon

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next two sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 5: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in the next 7 sts, repeat from * around (45)

Round 6-20: ch 2, DC around (45)

Round 21: ch 1, *SC2Tog, SC in the next 6 sts, repeat from * around (40)

Round 22-23: ch 1, SC around (40)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends.  Cut a piece of yarn about 18 inches long.  Tie it in the center of the cocoon at the top (around the post of a SC stitch).  Make a small pom pom with a pom pom maker, and use one end of this piece of yarn to tie the center.  Repeat for the other end of the piece of yarn so that you have two pom poms.  Trim any excess yarn to make the pom poms even.

 

Hat

Start by making a magic circle

Round 1: ch 2, 10 DC in magic circle (10)

Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each st around (20)

Round 3: ch 2, *2 DC, DC in next st, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4-6: ch 2, DC around (30)

Round 7-8: ch 1, SC around (30)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends.


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