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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 🙂

You need:

Small amount of worsted weight yarngift

Hook no 5 / H

Tapistry needle

Special stitches:

Front post double crochet (fpdc)

Back post double crochet (bpdc)

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.

Done!