Hot Water Bottle Cozy Using Manos Alegria Grande
One of our more pragmatic little patterns is our Hot Water Bottle Cozy. Like rooibos tea or steamed milk before bed, a hot water bottle quickly becomes a ritual! Jennifer Evans designed this pretty, practical cozy that knits up in a trice. Fill your cheerful rubber bottle with very hot tap water, tuck it between your sheets, and turn the thermostat down. No more cold toes! And wouldn’t it make a thoughtful gift?
We knit this adorable version of our Hot Water Bottle Cozy in Manos del Uruguay’s Alegria Grande. A worsted-weight blend of superwash merino and sturdy polyamide, it’s resilient and soft—perfect for cuddling up to on a cold winter’s night! Plus, there are so many whimsical colors to play with.
Be sure to pick up a Hot Water Bottle while you’re at it! We carry Hugo Frosch, German-made versions that are odor-neutral, eco-friendly, and are manufactured from thermoplastic, recycle-able, and safety tested annually.
Approx. 17"/43cm around x 11"/28cm long to base of neck; to fit a standard hot water bottle.
1 skeins Manos Alegria Grande (197 yds/180m each).
Or approx. 195yds/178m of an equivalent soft, cozy worsted-weight yarn.
Shown in color 9013-Happy.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular and set of DPN's, or size to obtain gauge.
2 stitch markers, 1 in a different color to designate beginning of round.
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 20 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Printed Hot Water Bottle Cozy pattern. (Requires shipping.)
Digital Hot Water Bottle Cozy pattern. (Download)
Heart chart. (Download only)
Hot Water Bottle: Red.
Hot Water Bottle: White.
COLOR: 9089 Huarache. Blend of orange, pink, purple, turquoise, green, yellow, and olive.
COLOR: 9632 Fondo Del Mar. Blend of lime green, teal, navy, sky blue.
COLOR: 9995 Agave. Blend of teal, dark grape, bright magenta, turquoise, smokey lavender.
COLOR: 9275 Locura Fluo. Blend of fluorescent tones: hot pink, vivid violet, chartreuse, orange, turquoise.
COLOR: 7105 Malvin. Blend of dark turquoise blue, dark grape, violet, orange, black.
COLOR: 9008 Orquidea. Blend of sea glass, mint, chartreuse, magenta, mauve.
COLOR: 8855 Pindo. Blend of teal, green, rosy mauve, rosewood, plum, yellow.
COLOR: 6729 Tannat. Blend of dark grape, hot pink, violet, blue, slate, rosewood, copper.
COLOR: 2394 Teal. Dark aquamarine.
COLOR: 2540 Kohl. Dark ashy grey with a purple tint.
COLOR: 5000 Cincuenta. A blend of several shades of purple, finishing with teal, yellow, coral, and pops of blue and orange.
COLOR: 2600 Magenta. Bright plum purple.
COLOR: 2199 Carmine. Rich crimson.
COLOR: 9013 Happy. White with cobalt, fiery orange, magenta, and acid green speckles.
COLOR: 2121 Spirulina. Bright lime green.