I talk with the sun, said the wren,As soon as he starts to shine.I talk with the sun, said the wren,And the day is mine.
From the poem ‘I talk with the Moon’, by Beverly McLoughland
The early bird gets a cup of tea! So keep it warm with this bird-themed tea cosy. Available in a range of sizes, and with a number of custom sizing options, this tea cosy will be an adorable addition to any tea pot.
This tea cosy is the companion piece to the owl-based I talk with the Moon Tea Cosy. Both patterns can be purchased together as a mini-collection here
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles or DPNs
3 mm / US 2.5 crochet hook
150 – 250 yds / 137 – 229 m DK weight yarn in 2 contrasting colours
Additional yarn (non-superwash fingering weight recommended) for reinforcing steeks
Stitch markers (4)
Small (2 Cup), Medium (4 Cup), Large (6 Cup), Extra Large (8 Cup). As written, pattern fits up to 12 (15, 18, 20) “ / 30 (38, 46, 54) cm circumference, and 6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 8.5) “ / 16 (19, 19, 22) cm height.Gauge
28 sts x 32 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st in the rnd
Sample shown on a Large / 6 Cup tea pot (approx. 1 L).Notes Yarn
The sample shown uses a DK weight, non-superwash pure wool. It is recommended that you choose a woollen-spun yarn which has a halo, allow the fibres to grip or stick to one another. Smooth, shiny yarns (i.e. worsted spun, superwash treated, or those with slippery fibres – alpaca, silk, cotton, etc.) are not recommended for use with this pattern due to its use of crocheted steek.Customisation
The pattern can be modified in a few different ways so that your finished tea cosy fits your pot. Suggestions for customising the pattern are included next to the written instructions in the help / Custom boxes.
Remember to adjust your overall st counts if modifying the pattern. Extra yarn will be need if the size is increased beyond the XL given in the pattern.