Do knitted tea cosies work?

A tea cozy can be knitted or sewn with thick insulating fabric, which is then layered with puffy material in a dome-like shape. It does not keep the tea hot all day, but it does definitely help to keep it warmer for longer than it would without a tea cozy cover.

What size is a tea COSY?

STANDARD SIZE “Classic” or “Tassel” or “Baseball” design About 10″ (25cm) across from tip of spout to edge of handle; 2.

How do you measure a tea cozy?


  1. Measure the width of your teapot around the widest point and jot down the measurement. Mine is 18.5″.
  2. Measure the height of your teapot all the way around, top to bottom. Mine is 15.5″.
  3. Take the width measurement, divide by 2 and add 1.5″.
  4. Take the height measurement and divide by 2 and add 1.25″.

Is it difficult to knit a tea COSY?

Are they difficult to knit? Absolutely not! You can knit a teapot cosy easily (although you can knit some complicated patterns or embroider them if you like), quickly (great last minute gift!) and even use leftover yarn.

Do people still use tea cosies?

But the teapot cozy remains a common craft project for teenagers and crafters, who typically either knit their cozies or sew them with felt, quilting material, or cotton batting as the insulator.

What is the point of a tea COSY?

A tea cosy or tea warmer is a cover for a teapot, traditionally made of cloth. It insulates a teapot, keeping the contents warm. Their use predates the invention of vacuum flasks as a means of keeping hot liquids hot. Tea cosies may have padded inserts that can be removed and washed.

What makes for a good tea COSY?

A great tea cozy should be big enough to cover the entire teapot with a ring at the top for easy lifting. A tea cozy can either be knitted or made with a thick insulating fabric that is layered with puffy material in the cozy style of a muff or dome shape.

How do you make a tea COSY?

What to do

  1. Step one: Cut out the pieces. To make sure the cosy fits, lay your teapot on its side on to a large piece of paper.
  2. Step two: Make the loop. Fold a 1cm hem on each long side of the fabric piece and press.
  3. Step three: Make the main body.
  4. Step four: Make the lining.
  5. Step five: Finish the tea cosy.

How many stitches do I need to knit a tea COSY?

Step 1: Let the Knitting Begin! This cosy is knitted for a 6-cup pot, but you can easily adapt the pattern to make it smaller or much larger. Once you have decided on your two colours, take a pair of knitting needles – size 5mm. Cast on 72 stitches (multiple of 6). For a medium cosy cast on 60 stitches (multiple of 5).