You know when you have boiled eggs in your lunch pack just to have them break and the smell is… not nice?
When I was making this hat I came to think of the beginning of the hat as being perfect for an egg cozy with some adjustments.
I made a couple and have been trying them out for a while. No funky smell from my lunch pack any more!
Mine were made for practical reasons with left over yarn, but they would make a nice small gift if you give some thougt to colour and maybe add a nice edging.
And Yes, they give people the opportunity to come up with various dirty jokes. It is totally upp to you whether this is a plus or a minus feature 🙂
Update: Here is a link to the pattern on Ravelry. Feel free to add it to your favourites and queue so you won’t loose it 🙂
Small amount of worsted weight yarngift
Hook no 5 / H
Here we go!
Chain (ch) 4, pull a large loop from the first stitch The other 3 ch count as a stitch
R 1: Make 7 double crochets (dc) in the loop. (There are fewer dc in the picture, I just wanted to show where the dcs should go)
Join with slipstitch (sl) to top of beginning ch and tighten loop (8 st)
R 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch. Do 2 fpdc in each stitch from round before. Join with sl to first fpdc of round (16 st)
R 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st). X fpdc in next st, bpdc in next X. Repeat X-X for rest of row. Join with sl to first fpdc of row (16 st)
Take care not to count the beginning ch 2 as a stitch by mistake. Its only purpose is to build height for the first real stitch and the chains will be hidden on the inside of the cozy.
R 4 – 12. Repeat row 3. Finish off. Fasten ends.
If you want your cozy larger just add more dc’s in the beginning (use an even number) and repeat row 3 as many times as needed.
Make a cord out of chains long enough to weave through cozy and to tighten and tie a bow from. Weave it into cozy a couple of rows from top.