Piggy Nose Surprise, Last minute gift knitting

Take a break from time-consuming, intricate gift knitting to make a speedy stocking filler that’s guaranteed to put smiles on your friends’ faces.Piggy mug hug Jane burns knit

This might look like a simple stocking stitch mug hug, but it has a special secret on the bottom is a pink snout, so that as you drink, you’re transformed into a perfect piggy 🙂

Piggy mug hug Jane burns knit

You will get quite a few mug hugs out of one 100g ball (or you could stash bust).

To make this you will need:

  • Stylecraft Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool) Rose
  • 3.25mm DPN’s
  • Mug (circumference approx. 27cm)
  • Pink Felt
  • Pink sewing thread and needle

I would love to see your finished projects,

Happy Knitting,

jane burns

Piggy Hat, yes really it is a Piggy Hat

Say hello to my little friend, the Piglet Hat…

jane burns piggy hat knit

With the weather getting colder, our attention turns to cute accessories we can make for our loved ones.  Dare I say it, gift knitting (you know you should have started it by now, if you want to avoid a repeat of the Christmas gone, when you swore you would never knit another *insert expletive* gift again.

This cute piggy hat is sure to delight the wearer almost as must as the wearer’s audience, with its big friendly eyes and its comedic snout.

jane burns piggy hat knit

The pattern is written for three sizes to fit head circumference 40 (45, 50) cm.


  • knitting in the round
  • decreasing

Kit needed:

  • Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (it is a posh piggy hat)
  • 3.25mm double pointed needles
  • 4mm double pointed needles
  • two leather shanked buttons 2.5mm diameter
  • toy stuffing
  • stitch markers


You can find the pattern inside issue 98 of Let’s Knit magazine.

jane burns piggy hat knit

Happy Knitting, Jane x