Monday, 18 November 2019

Mini Hot Water Bottle - Great last minute gift idea, quick & easy make - Christmas Cal

Hello friends, this week for the Christmas craft along, I have updated another old pattern.  You can find the original pattern here...   This mini hot water bottle cover, makes a wonderful quick and easy, last minute gift.  I'm sure there is someone you know, who would love one of these.




Mini Hottie



Needles
7mm dpn's or circular needles

Ability  
Beginner who is familiar with working in the round

Size
Fits 500ml hot water bottle

Gauge
10 x 10 cm = 11sts x 15 rows in stocking stitch

Abbreviations
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 together
st(s) - stitch(s)
ssk - slip, slip, knit
pm - place marker

Special Stitches
2x2 rib - [k2, p2]

Other notes:  This project will use an entire ball of yarn, if your gauge is not spot on you may require another ball.  The cover is worked in the round in stocking stitch (knit every row), with ribbing at the neck.  I like to use Knit Pro Symfonie, interchangeable needles.   The smooth wood is a delight to knit with and they are super lightweight, making them a great choice for anyone suffering with arthritis or tired hands. There is no need for any fasteners on the cover as it will easily stretch over your bottle.

With 8mm needles, cast on 32 st’s and join in the round, pm to denote beginning of round.

Round 1-23 k

Round 24 k1, ssk, k10, k2tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog, k1 [28 st’s].  

Change to 7mm needles.

Round 25-49 2x2 rib.

Cast off in rib.  Sew bottom closed using whip stitch.


You can make a stopper loop, by tying a scrap of yarn to the stopper...


If you are giving this as a gift you might like to add a festive belly band.



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I hope you enjoy this pattern and don't forget to stop by next week for another Christmas craft and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss any posts.

See you soon
Catherine
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4 comments:

  1. It's really cute in this mini size! I've never seen them that small over here!

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    1. Yes they are rather cute. Perfect if you just want something to warm your hands up.

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  2. While I haven't used one since I was a child, I love the look (and idea) of a hot water bottle. Especially one with a cover as cute as this. :)

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    1. They are great for feeling cosy in the winter, or for relieving tummy aches and the small size is particularly good for little ones...

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