I’ve been clenching onto a hot water bottle for many chilly winter nights. I find them extremely comforting as sometimes going to the local bar on Saturday night is totally overrated.
Anyway, I tend to change the bottles position around- sometimes the bottle is great under my feet, other times it’s pure bliss to have it snuggled under my back.
I have tried numerous bottle covers but I have found they have become pilled or have been scratchy on bare skin.
A well-meaning friend had given me a woollen beanie one Xmas back a few years ago, which I had diplomatically placed in one of my drawers (sentimentally holding onto it even after watching Marie Kondo’s spring clean video).
One day, I threw my hot water bottle cover away in frustration as it was annoying the bejesus out of me.
My drawer was open and the beanie spoke.
The beanie was 100% wool with a chunky knit and the perfect fit for my bottle - a match made in heaven.
The biggest surprise was that my bottle was still nice and toasty in the morning.
The beanie has been the best hot water bottle cover I have ever had!
As soon as the plastic around the rim starts to fray, chuck the bottle away
Boil the jug and then let it sit for a minute before pouring into your bottle
Leave a gap when filling so that you can squeeze out the air and seal tightly
After use, empty the water into your plant pots
Go on the hunt for a woollen chunky knit beanie.