Lookit these cute little guys!A couple of months ago a friend of mine found a picture of some long stocking-cap type egg cozies and hinted broadly that she would love it if some friend who knew how to knit could knit her some.
I felt like that would be such an easy way to do something nice for a friend, so I volunteered. And then spent HOURS searching the internet for "stocking cap egg cozy pattern", like, a MILLION different ways and could not find a knittable version anywhere. Not one that I liked anyways. Or one that was free.
So I decided to do it myself. I've never really designed a knitting pattern before, but come on, how hard could figuring out a tiny hat be?The answer was "not very hard at all". And so I did it. And I've got the pattern here for you to make some too!
Click here to download a copy of the Stocking Cap Egg Cozy Knitting Pattern. Its free!
These are super fast to knit. One evening's worth of reality TV and you'd have a finished one in your hand. And you can use any old worsted weight that you have kicking around in your stash. I went with good old acrylic Patons Canadiana because A: its cheap and B: you're probably going to want to wash these at some point, and I don't think cashmere is the most practical choice. This is a pretty easy pattern too, though if you've never ever knitted before I might not start with these as they are a bit fiddly due to the small number of stitches, the double pointed needles and the decreasing. But don't listen to me, just go look up some online knitting tutorials and give it a go!
The hardest part (for me) was getting the pom pom just right. Frankly, the pom pom makes it, so I really wanted that to look good. I found a good tutorial for that on Meyamo (scroll down and click on the Valentine's Day Pom Pom Creature's tutorial for a pdf with the template), so when you finish knitting my pattern, head on over there and make yourself a nice little pom pom to go on top. This has been my first successful experience in making pom poms (I have no idea why it took me so long to figure this out ) but I have learned that its all in the trimming. Make sure to trim your pom pom nicely. ("that's what he said." Sorry. I couldn't help myself.) Also, the book Pom Pom would have been helpful, but I did not find it till after I made these.
Oh, and just in case you are wondering, the wooden egg-cup man is vintage, from Hubs' childhood days. I did a quick look around on the web and it was made by an Italian company called Sevi, and you could buy a similar one here on etsy. And the plain coloured egg cups are also from Hubs' childhood, passed on to my by his sweet mom, who knows how I love all things colourful and vintage. They even have little matching spoons (not pictured here) and get regular use around our house. And the little wooden toy eggs that I've used as props (yep, they are wood, not real) are German, and came in that cute little egg carton, and I believe were purchased for us from Citizen Kid in Hamilton, but I'm not sure who makes them. Oh, here they are!
Ok, so enjoy the pattern. Its free. Because I like you. But please don't make them to sell them though. Unless you are going to send me a kick back on each one you sell. You know, to be fair.
All right, go knit a cozy or two. And then keep your boiled eggs safe and warm for that extra bit of time between when they come out of the pot and when you get to eat 'em.