I quickly made this last Tuesday morning, because I suddenly decided I needed somewhere to store my peppermint tea bags!
a cotton cosy for a jar
I used 100% cotton still with the 'made in China' tags on it, which my mother says she found at a garage sale. Its got a rustic natural colour to it, I wonder if this is the raw colour? I completed this project in less than 3 hours, it would have bene quicker had I not been indecisive by unravelling stops and starts.
beachy lid detail
The reason I wanted to make this cosy was because where my tea and kettle are, sometimes the afternoon sun peeks through the blinds. Sun is not good for any herbs or tea, but all I had handy was a glass jar, so I made a cover for it to stop the light. The cosy has a few 'windows' so you can see what's inside the jar without having to open it. This is a small moccona coffee jar where the lid can be pulled apart and put back together. So I put a tiny bit of sand and 3 small but pretty shells inside to inhibit the sun, but also create a 'beachy' look.
detail of the doily base
I was having trouble deciding on the base, starting iwth a 3mm hook but going to the 2mm. Then I realised this small doily I made the other day was the same cotton with a 2mm hook, so I decided to use that for the base. To turn the 4 round doily into a tea cosy I did a 5th round of 1 dc, 2 dc in next (sk 2, 2 dc in next, 2 dc in next, sk 2, 2 dc in next, 2 dc in next, sk 2) repeated 7 times, 1 dc in same as 1st dc, sl st to 1st dc.