Hogmanay Hoolie Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Hogmanay Hoolie
Hogmanay Hoolie
Hogmanay Hoolie knitting pattern
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The start of a new year warrants a brand new tea cosy wouldn't you agree? And what could be more fun and festive that a Highland fling with the Hogmanay Hoolie tea cosy?

The Hogmanay Hoolie tea cosy is based on an old Highland tradition of dressing in your best kilt whilst wearing a hide of a Highland cattle, and dancing around the roof of the village blackhouses chanting a hogmanay poem, whilst other hogmanay revellers hit him with sticks. All the fun of a New Years party!

The tea cosy has a scottish man dressed in his kilt and sporran. The tartan effect could be made to look like any simple tartan by changing the colours.

The highland cattle hide is draped over the body of the man. The fur of the bull is achieved with King Cole Moments DK Ginger. It makes the hide look woolly and plush.

The pattern is for a confident knitter because at times the pattern asks you to work from two needles in parallel, similar to a three needle bind off, without the binding off part.

Get your teapot in the Hogmanay Hoolie spirit!

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
Cable needle,
27g Stylecraft Special DK Lapis,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Kelly Green,
9g Stylecraft Special DK Sunshine,
20g Stylecraft Special DK Parchment,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Dark Brown,
28g Stylecraft Special DK Copper,
2g Stylecraft Special DK White,
31g King Cole Moments DK Ginger,
31g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh Tone,
Small amount of DK Black to embroider faces,

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