I don’t know who to thank for this terrific design!! I saw an owl hat, then perused the internet looking for other owl patterns and saw a picture of a similar owl coffee cozy I had to recreate from scratch with my yarn and button stash.
I am adding my version of the pattern below, but also want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people who use reusable cups and make their own cup cozies so as not to make waste when treating themselves to gourmet coffee. I use a reusable coffee cup, but until now had been using the disposable sleeves from the coffee shop. There is also a green-eyed owl in there somewhere!
Lion Brand Wooe-Ease® Worsted Weight Oxford Grey (3 oz., 197 yrd.)
1 size 8 double pointed knitting needles
8 buttons for eyes – sizes 1/4 to 1/2″ depending on how big you like them (mine are from a multi-colored set I bought years ago and no longer have the package information)
matching needle and thread for buttons
CO: Cast On
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
RC (Right Cable): slip two knit stitches onto cable needle, place in back of work, knit two stitches, then knit two stitches on cable.
LC (Left Cable): slip two knit stitches onto cable needle, place in front of work, knit two stitches, then knit two stitches on cable.
BO: Bind Off
CO 42 sts
R1: *kn1, pr1*, repeat to end
R2 – 3: repeat R1
R4(RS): *pr2, kn8*, repeat ending with pr2
R5(WS): *kn2, pr8*, repeat ending with kn2
R6: *pr2, RC, LC*, repeat ending with pr2
R7: repeat R5
R8 – 11: repeat Rows 4 & 5
R12: repeat R6
R13: repeat R5
R14 – 15: repeat Rows 4 & 5
R16: repeat R6
R17: repeat R5
R18 – 19: repeat Rows 4 & 5
R20 – 21: repeat R1
R23: BO in rib st
Seam and weave in ends
Affix buttons to eye area.