Does your coffee mug need a hat?

Now that I have tea cozies for my teapots, I’ve been thinking about my coffee mugs.

I wasn’t sure that a coffee cozy would really make all that much difference in keeping my mug of coffee warm. It seemed to me that what I really needed for it was some sort of lid over the top.

So I came up with this – a matching sweater and hat for my coffee mug:

Jaunty Coffee Mug Sweater and Tam

Jaunty Coffee Mug Sweater and Tam

The hat is actually just a plastic lid (in this case, from a sour cream container), with a knitted cover. The lid is easily removable for cleaning of both the lid and hat.

I plan on just offering the pattern for free, but it would be nice if I could have one or more people test-knit it before I make it public. Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll send you the pattern. It only takes about 1 ounce of worsted-weight wool to make both the sweater and hat, so it’s perfect for leftover yarn. I used Cascade 220. Even if you only want to make the cozy and not the hat, that would be useful since I have both charted and written directions for the cozy, and I’d like to have both of them tested.

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16 Responses to Does your coffee mug need a hat?

  1. Chris says:

    It’s adorable! I’m test knitting some socks right now, alas.

  2. Nora says:

    That is darling! I have some Cascade 220 scrap – I’ll knit the cozy for you if you want!

    Wait ’til you see what I made earlier today… so much less sophisticated than your offering!


  3. margene says:

    That is the cutest hat I’ve ever seen. Very good work!

  4. Lauren says:

    That is so cute! I would test knit for you if you need it ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Norma says:

    That is freakin’ adorable!!!

  6. Elizabeth in Apex, NC says:

    Fun! I’ll test it for you if you’d like.

  7. Brenda says:

    I love this pattern! It is adorable!

  8. Lani says:

    So cute!! It reminds me a little bit of the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia… Didn’t they dance to one of the songs in the Nutcracker??

  9. Stacey says:

    Wonderful! I would test knit it, but it could take me a year to get it done. Although I am finally up to the first cable crossing on my second mitt. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh! Did it make a difference in the tea / coffee temp?
    Happy Monday!

  10. Patricia Ruple says:

    I would be honored to test knit your pattern. I can start right away!

    blessings, Patti

  11. Heather Joins The Round says:

    How cute is that?

    Looks like you have enough test knitters, but let me know if any fall through. It looks like big fun!

  12. LisaK says:

    That is adorable!

  13. Cookie says:

    That is so cute. You are so creative!

  14. Miss T says:

    Adorable! Need another test knitter?

  15. Joanne says:

    What a great idea. Thank you for your great pattern. My mug cozy was getting ratty looking and I was thinking of knitting a new one. The tam for the mug will certainly come in handy. I am also getting up an walking a way from my latte or tea. This is will certainly help keep my drink warm.

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