Like rooibos tea or steamed milk before bed, a hot water bottle quickly becomes a ritual. Sometimes the old ideas are the best—can you think of anything nicer than climbing into a bed that's been readied with a hot water bottle?
Jennifer Evans designed this pretty, practical cozy for Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, and we love the ribbed top and bottom detail along with the fact that it knits up so quickly. Fill your cheerful red rubber bottle with very hot tap water, tuck it between your sheets and turn the thermostat down. No more cold toes! And wouldn’t it make a thoughtful gift?
We're recommending Juniper Moon Cumulus for this project because it's made from super soft, Israeli Mako cotton and loosely spun into a worsted-thickness that feels like polar fleece when knit or crocheted into fabric. As well, each skein of Cumulus has a generous 250 yards, perfect for a one skein hot water bottle cozy.
Ball Weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
Ball Length: 230 m / 251 yds
Knitting Gauge: 16-20 = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 4.5 - 5.5mm (US 7 - 9)
Yarn Fiber: 94% Israeli Mako Cotton, 6% Nylon
Care Instructions: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
Approx. 17” / 43cm around x 11” / 28cm long to base of neck; to fit a standard hot water bottle.
Each Kit includes:
- One skein of Juniper Moon Cumulus: available in fun and bright "Chase the Chill Away" colour ways!
- A gift box of Canada's own Sprucewood Bakery handmade shortbread cookies to enjoy with your favourite beverage while casting on your Hot Water Bottle Cozy.
You will also need:
- The Hot Water Bottle Cozy pattern—It's sold separately and available for purchase on Ravelry.
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm) 16” / 40cm circular, or size to obtain gauge.