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A hedgehog tea cosy March 5, 2012

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One of my lovely friends sent me a present to keep me busy whilst I wait for this broken ankle to heal – knowing of my love for making things, and also for hedgehogs she sent me a craft kit to make your own hedgehog tea cosy! Genius!

It’s a cute kit, available from Amazon and says ages 8+ on the box though I’m not sure that is totally feasible! But if you’re interested you can take a look at it here.

After looking a bit more closely I realised this wouldn’t be quite as easy as I thought – the head is made of a fluffy/straggly type of wool which is hard enough to cast on let alone knit with, and the cosy itself is done using loop stitch which I hadn’t come across before.  But I persevered – determined to be able to make it if the box said an 8 year old could!

And I think I got the hang out it fairly well -loop knitting isn’t actually that hard, but it’s not a fast one to do either, but it does give a nice effect.  So after making two sides and a head and stitching it all together, here’s the finished tea cosy:

And just because it’s cute – here’s a pic of the tea cosy, alongside my real life pet hedgehog (she’s an African Pygmy Hedgehog) – Piglet.

Not sure she knows what to make of it!


One Response to “A hedgehog tea cosy”

  1. Ria Says:

    So cute! Hedgehogs are one of my favourite animals!

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