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Bev's Newborn Pea-Pod Cocoon -Two versions
Copyright 2009, 2011 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved.

***CAUTION: Please remember that this knitted cozy is NOT meant for naptime or sleeping in. It's great for photo ops or keeping baby warm outdoors while you carry him/her in your arms.

Crocheted Version here

These are wonderful for newborns to age 3 months or so and can be used instead of a blanket when outdoors.

Size 15 Circular needles - 24", 3 oz of each yarn Worsted weight yarn (for pink one I used Bernat Soft Boucle and Caron One Pound) - 2 strands held together

Peapod: Cast on 45 sts - leave a long tail for weaving in and gathering later. This will be the top of the 'cozy'. You are knitting in the ROUND.
Knit for 15", knitting in the round, then decrease for 2 rows as follows:

(Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together) repeat this around. Do another decrease row like this.

Then cut 15" of the yarn and thread through remaining stitches on needle using a large eyed needle, removing stitches from needle as you go. Pull closed tightly and weave the tail in and out around, then on the inside to secure.

 

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Peapod Cozy HOODED version:

Size 15 Circular needles - 24", Bernat Satin Worsted Weight yarn -3 strands held together (3 skeins- 3 oz of each)
Cast on 45 sts - leave a long tail for weaving in and gathering later. This will be the bottom of the 'cozy'. You are knitting in the ROUND.
Knit for 15", knitting in the round, then gather the bottom edge.peapod hood detail

pea-pod-startThe hood serves as a protection against the elements.
'Blanket- Hood' to cover baby's head in the wind and cold weather - now you are going to knit a flat piece, back and forth instead of in the round.

Row 1: Turn your work and purl this row, starting with purling 2 together 3 times (3 decreases)
Row 2: Turn and knit this row, starting with knitting 2 together 3 times (3 decreases)
Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Knit each knit row and purl each row for 12" to form a 'blanket-hood'. Bind off.

Using a size G crochet hook, single crochet in each 'stitch' around the 'blanket-hood'. End off.

peapod with hood


Matching hat using one strand yarn:

BEV'S TORONTO PREEMIE HAT 5-7 lbers (8-10 lbers) 
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 1997, 2011 - All rights reserved
Photos by SuzieQ and Disneypal- thanks!

Size 8 needles and 1 oz sport yarn or baby yarn.
Cast on 48 sts (58 sts)


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