Hot Water Bottle Cover with Button Band by Tina Birch

Hot Water Bottle Cover with Button Band

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December 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Out of print. This pattern was available for free.

Posted by Tina on December 4, 2008

Kelley has always extolled the merits of hot water bottles, and I didn’t pay much attention for a long time. I thought they were old fashioned and maybe even a little frivolous. Hah - well, now I know better. I finally caved in a bought one and now I love, love, love the gentle comforting warmth it provides on cold winter nights.

But, hot water bottles definitely need cozy covers. Their rubbery surface isn’t very conducive to cuddling. So, here’s my offering for a custom-fit hot water bottle cover pattern. My goal was a very snug-fitting cover, of densely knit stockinette so there is only a thin layer of fabric between me and the warm bottle. I’ve seen cabled hot water bottle covers, but I think the cables add extra layers of insulation that don’t let the warmth come through as much.