Huggable Hot Water Cozy by Emily B. Miller

Huggable Hot Water Cozy

December 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
2 quart water bottle
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Using a hot water bottle to warm up the bed on cold nights is a great way to stay cozy and save energy: Cold toes can tolerate a lower tempertature on the theromstat and thereʼs no need for the risk or expense of an electric blanket. However, the rubbery texture and outdated color of these bottles makes them something of an eyesore instead of the cozy comfort objects they should be. That can be fixed by knitting a cover for the hot water bottle-- choose your very favorite color in a luxurious, touchable yarn, and add two cute buttons to turn your thrifty bed-warmer into a treasured heirloom.

If you are going to substitute yarns, please choose the softest worsted-weight yarn you can find. Much of the appeal of this cozy is its luxurious feel and soft texture, so you will thank yourself for a little splurge! Consider fibers like alpaca, angora, cashmere, merino…

Color shown: 204 Daffodil