Put a Bird On My Cuppa by Mandy Bee

Put a Bird On My Cuppa

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
275 - 300 yards (251 - 274 m)
Adult (Circumference: 17.5in (44cm); Height: 8.6in (22cm)
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Teacups come in all different shapes, sizes, and designs, just screaming to be imitated through knitting! Like the Nice Cuppa hat before it, the Put a Bird on My Cuppa hat is inspired by dainty teacups. Featuring a complex colorwork pattern of blue and white, you’ll love watching the pattern emerge as you mindfully knit this hat. Remember to prepare your favorite cuppa before sitting down to knit!

The hat begins with 2x1 ribbing and a row of purls for flair. The rest of the hat is knit in stockinette stitch, using two colors, following the provided chart. A few rows after the color chart is complete, decreases begin to shape the crown and finish the hat.


  • Knit, purl, cast-on Stranded colorwork
  • Decreases (k2tog)
  • Working in the round on circular needles
  • Working in the round on DPNs / with magic loop / with two circulars


  • US 1 / 2.5mm, 16”/40cm circulars or size to obtain gauge
  • Matching DPNs (or preferred tools) for working the crown


  • 8 Stitch Markers (1 unique to mark round)
  • Tapestry needle


  • 1 skein O-Wool ‘O-Wash Fingering’ (100% machine-washable organic merino, 391m / 100g); Sample in Cattail (MC)
  • 1 skein O-Wool ‘O-Wash Fingering Mini-Skein’ (100% machine-washable organic merino, 91m / 25g); Sample in Night Heron (CC)