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Hippo Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Hippo
Hippo
Hippo knitting pattern
Birds Eye View
Side View
Rear View
Rear View
Birds Eye View
Side View
Front View
Animated Tea Cosy

Description

I love animals and hippos are such great characters with unusual faces; a hippo is perfect to make into a tea cosy.

I wanted my hippopotamus tea cosy to have a realistic look rather than looking like a child's toy that looks cute. So I studied photos of hippos when I sketched my design.

I wanted to give my Hippo a gaping mouth and have its teeth visible. I think hippos look incredible with their mouths open, they look so intimidating. I didn't go for the full on gape, and instead have made the lower jaw just falling away; relaxing.

I have stood the hippo on a nice grassy patch on the bank. The grass part of the cosy has a lovely stitch that gives the impression of long grass.

The hippo cosy is a lovely tea cosy to knit and it's quite quick to make.

The hippo tea cosy is perfect for people who love a hippo-potoftea-mus!

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
Stitch Holder,
14g Stylecraft Special DK Pistachio,
58g Stylecraft Special DK Mocha,
1g Stylecraft Special DK Cream,
1g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
A pair of 8mm Brown Eyes,
Stuffing.

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