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Hippo Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Hippo knitting pattern
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Animated Tea Cosy


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,

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