Royal Navy sailor tea cosy

The Royal Navy Sailor is a characterful tea cosy dressed as one of our Royal Navy Sailors. He is dressed in black with a blue collar with three white stripes. He is wearing a silk and lanyard and the tally on his hat can say anything that you like, but the tally in the photo read 'HMS TEATIME'.

The Sailor has dark brown hair and a beard, and his hat is removable.

The Sailor tea cosy is a nice tribute to our armed forces in the Royal Navy that do such a great job.

When you're sailing the seven seas you need a nice hot cup of tea.


  • 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,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 knitting needles,
  • 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 knitting needles,
  • 45g black Double knitting wool,
  • 17g white double knitting wool,
  • 11g flesh double knitting wool,
  • 8g walnut double knitting wool,
  • 5g royal double knitting wool,
  • Yellow Pebeo Setacolor 3D gloss effect fabric paint or yellow embroidery thread
  • 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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