One of my MOST favourite cardigans is the cocoon cardigan with our Bamboo Cotton Spandex French Terry! The slouched pockets & added hood really top it off!
The pattern I personally use is the Patterns for Pirates Cocoon Cardigan. I like to use the tall bands and patch pockets to achieve this look.
Let's start with the pockets - you will need a pattern that has a front patch pocket. With the P4P pattern, the pattern piece has a scoop along the one side where your hand would go if you made it as is. Instead of that scoop, I just go straight across the top then down to meet with the side! Easy Peasy! Another thing I do is cut that top part of the pocket on the fold of my fabric so I have a double layer pocket so there is no seam there, just a fold. You can of course do one layer pocket and just fold over/hem that top raw seam. When attaching it to the body of your cocoon, it attached as usual with a little more slouch since we went straight across, instead off hemming that scoop as per the pattern piece.
The hood, I just used the Hey June lane raglan hood for mine but any cross over hood pattern piece will work! I had cut my hood out as per usual (two sets so its a fully lined hood). When constructing/sewing together, I lay my body of the cocoon, then hood, then band so the hood is sandwiched between. No pulling necessary just fit it nicely!
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