Beekeeper tea cosy

The beekeeper tea cosy looks a bit like a bygone age. She has her smoker, with smoke coming out of the nozzle, and a skep to catch a new swarm of bees. There are eight honeybees buzzing about her. And each bee has a slight fluffiness to it's abdomen.

Her hat is removable and the netting on the front of the hat can either be down or rolled up to reveal her face. Under her hat she has shoulder length curly hair.

It's such a fresh and summery tea cosy. It would look perfect in a beekeepers kitchen of having tea alfresco.

I'll bee there for a hot cup of tea on a moment Honey!


  • Made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • Has a removable hat which can be casually hung on the spout
  • Fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

Materials you need at home:

  • 5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
  • 4.50 mm, UK size 7 or US size 7 Knitting needles,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
  • 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
  • Slim sized crochet hook,
  • 80g white Double knitting wool,
  • 18g mocha double knitting wool,
  • 15g camel double knitting wool,
  • 10g flesh tone double knitting wool,
  • 20g silver double knitting wool,
  • 5g sunshine double knitting wool,
  • 5g Ice Yarns Eyelash Chunky yellow,
  • Stuffing.
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Susan Cowper

I design and knit unique tea cosies. I really love designing exciting and unusual tea cosies, its great fun and people don’t mind having an over the top tea cosy. Plus they are a great talking point at tea time and make for brilliant knitting projects.

I have quite a following with regular customers who regularly buy my latest designs from my website

I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.

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