I Talk With The Moon Tea Cosy
As it lingers over my tree.
I talk with the moon, says the Owl,
And the night belongs to me.
From the Poem ‘I talk with the Moon’ by Beverly McLoughland
Twit twoo! Twit toasty! Keep your tea warm with this cute owl 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 wren-based I talk with the Sun Tea Cosy. A pattern bundle with both patterns is available 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
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.
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).
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 steel.
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.