Knitting or crocheting as a hobby has its merits, comfort and purposes as well as the satisfaction you get with every project done. However, making a cocoon for my new grandson was an unmatched experience of joy, love, eagerness and expectation. Hours were flying, the project started to take shape in no time. Then it was the ultimate happiness when I saw Him in it, a small beautiful, healthy baby who fills our days with cheer and delight. Welcome to our family grandson, Ammar born on August 31st 2019

materials you need

1-  size 6.5  rounded  knitting needles , size 6.5   four double pointed knitting needles set and 6.5 pointed knitting needle.
2-   2 skeins of bernat pipsqueak stripes 
3-  big sewing needle (special kind for yarn)

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cocoon
 R1   on 6.5 rounded knitting needle(doubled yarn) cast on 54 stitches ( 30 inch) do not join mark the beginning of the work
 R2  (RS) *k1,p1*  rep from *to* all around continuously till your work measured  23 inches
 R3  attach one mark  at the beginning  and another mark after 25 stitches  and work dec,(two together) 25 stitch, dec, 25 stitch (52) after each dec knit the k as k and the p as p
 R4   dec, 24. dec, 24   (50)
 R5  dec, 23, dec, 23   (48)
 R6  *dec, 4* rep from *to* to the end of the row (40)
 R7  *dec,6* rep from *to* to the end of the row  (30)
 R8  *k1,p1* rep from *to* to the end of the row  (30)
 R9   *dec, 4* rep from *to*  to the end          (25)
 R10  *k1,p1* rep from to the end                  (25)
 R11  *dec,3*  rep from *to* to the end            (20)
 R12   *k1,p1*    rep from *to* to the end         (20)
 R13  pass the yarn through all the 20 stitches  pull tight , fasten off cut and secure yarn.
pompom: with single yarn and size 5 crochet hook make a chain of 18, sl st in the 1st sc rep from *to* 8 times  fasten off cut and secure yarn. by a sewing needle and sewing thread attach the pompom to the end of the cocoon as shown in the picture
hat
 R1  cast on 6.5 rounded knitting needle 30 stitches  do not join mark the beginning of the work)
 R2  *k1,p1*  till your work been 6 inch (30)
 R3  k1, p1,k1, p1, dec,k1, p1, k1, p1,  , dec,  k1,p1,k1,p1,  dec,k1, p1, k1, p1, dec,k1, p1, k1, p1, dec         (25)
 R4  work the stitches as they are       (25)
 R5   k1, p1, k1,  dec,k1, p1, k1, dec, k1, p1, k1, dec, k1, p1, k1, dec, k1, p1, k1,dec    (20)
 R6 work the stitches as they are       (20)
 R7  k1,dec, k1, dec, k1, dec, k1,dec, k1, dec,k1, dec, k1,k1  (14) work all dec as k
 R9   dec,  dec,  dec ,dec, dec, dec, dec (7) work all dec as p
 R10,11,12,13    work the stitches as  k (7)
 R14  2sc,dec,dec, 1sc     work all as k (5)
 R15  2sc, dec, 1sc  (4) work all as p
 R16  *k1* rep to the end of the round (4)
 R17  *p1* rep from *to* to the end of the round (4)
 R18 *k1* rep to the end of the round (4)
R19  *p1* rep from *to* to the end of the round (4)
 R20 *k1* rep to the end of the round (4)
 R21  *p1* rep from *to* to the end of the round (4) cut the yarn, pass it through all the 4sc, fasten off secure the yarn
 pompom: with single yarn and size 5 crochet hook make a chain of 12, sl st in the 1st sc rep from *to* 8 times  fasten off cut and secure yarn. by a sewing needle and sewing thread attach the pompom to the end of the hat as shown in the picture

 

Abbreviations
ch chain 
sc  single crochet
rep repeat
R round
bet between
sc Single crochet
st stitch
sl st  slip stitch
ch chain
b.l.o.  back loop only
dec  2 stitches together( decrease)