Elf Hat Tea Pot Cover

This Christmas knitting project shows you how to knit a festive elf tea pot cover for your tea time during the holidays.

Elf Hat Tea Pot Cover

What you need

Using double worsted (8 ply) wool.
And size 8 US (4 mm) needles
A small amount of cream/ red/ green/ white




Instructions

With cream

Cast on 74 stitches

Row 1) knit into the back of every stitch
Row 2) k I p I
Row 3) p1 k1
Row 4) k1 p1
Row 5) p1 k 1

Stocking stitch 14 rows

K37 turn. Continue in theses 37stitches

Work 16 rows in stocking
Now work 16 rows on the remaining 37 stitches
Once you have completed both sides knit across so you have 74 stitches again.

K 6 rows stocking stitch in cream
Change to red
Stoking stitch 6 rows (red)

(You colors are in blocks of 6 rows)

Now change to green.
Stocking stitch 2 rows
Next row (k6 k2 tog)to the end
P1 row
Next row (k6 k2 tog)to the end
Stocking stitch 3 rows
Change to white ( k6 k2 tog ) to the end
P1 row
(K6 k2 tog)to the end
P1row
(K6 k2 tog )
P1 row
Change to red ( k4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
(K4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
( k4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row

Change to green
( k4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
( k4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
( k4 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
Change to white
(K1 k2 tog)
P1 row
(K1 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row
( k1 k2 tog) to the end
P1 row

Change to red
Stocking stitch 4 rows
Break off yarn and thread through stitches (and secure).

Stitch up the sides leaving a gap for the teapot handle.

Thread some brown wool through the area where the cream finishes and the red of the hat begins to make the hair (optional).

Stitch a bell on the hat to make it festive.

Make a face

I made eye lids by casting on 10 stitches in cream.

Make 2 stocking stitch 2 rows

Next row k2 tog at the beginning of the next 4 rows

Cast off

The eyes and mouth are embroidered on.

Finished!

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