Hippo Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

The Hippo Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern is a great project that knits into a fabulous tea cosy that really looks like a hippo. I wanted my hippopotamus tea cosy to have a realistic look rather than looking like a child's toy that looks cute.

I wanted to give my Hippo a gaping mouth and have its teeth visible. I think hippos look incredible with their mouths open, they look so intimidating. I didn't go for the full on gape, and instead have made the lower jaw just falling away; relaxing.

I have stood the hippo on a nice grassy patch on the bank. The grass part of the cosy has a lovely stitch that gives the impression of long grass.

The hippo cosy is a lovely tea cosy to knit and it's quite quick to make.

The pattern is knitted on two pins and is easy to follow.

The tea cosy fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.

The pattern will be available for digital download as soon as you have completed purchase, so One could start knitting the hippo tea cosy very soon!

This product is the knitting pattern only.


  • Easy to follow 5 page pattern
  • Lots of helpful photos
  • Helpful Facebook support group

Materials you need at home:

  • Stylecraft Special DK Pistachio
  • Stylecraft Special DK Mocha
  • Stylecraft Special DK Cream
  • Stylecraft Special DK Toy
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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 TeaCosyFolk.co.uk

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

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