ipod cozy

why… what’s in that little knit cozy?

yep. i knit an ipod cozy. email me if you want the pattern :)

i’ve never actually written a pattern before. i’m even bad at following them, as i tend to try and experiment – sometimes with unpleasant results. anyhoo, for everyone that has requested it, here’s what i’ve got. it may be hard to follow, incomplete or totally inaccurate, but then, that’s true of most everything i write.

if you’re more of a “pro” knitter, and feel up to the task, feel free to adapt or rewrite these instructions in a proper format.

[pattern follows]

ipod cozy pattern:

begin by casting on 9, 11, or 13 stitches onto a double-ended needle. the number depends on the size of your needles (i use #7 / 4.5mm), the type of yarn (i’m using a “worsted” weight yarn this time), and whether you’re planning on using the resulting cozy on an ipod, ipod mini, cel phone, or other electronic gadget of similar size. full-sized ipods tend to fit the 11- or 13-stitch cozy, the mini is more of a 9-stitcher. in any case, the result should be plenty stretchy, so don’t be alarmed by a slightly small diameter.

the bottom:

so… 9 (or 11, or 13) stitches on a double-ended needle. knit one row. perl one row. knit one row. knit one last row.

form the circle:

beginning and ending with perls, alternate knit and perl for one row.

with three more double-pointed needles, complete the circle. cast on 4, then 9 (or 11, or 13), then another 4. you should now have a wide rectangle.

join the circle and, following your previous row, beginning and ending with perls, alternate knit and perl for the long sides.

for the short sides, perl one, knit two, then perl one.

rinse and repeat:

in this manner, continue to form the cozy, until you’ve reached the desired length.

add the drawstring:

bind off one of the short sides. continue around the three remaining sides, perl every stitch. turn around and knit a row. continue this – a row of perls, a row of knits – for six more rows.

finish up by sewing the resulting flap at the top such that you can pass a string or braided yarn through the hole and cinch up the opening at the top. i’m not describing this very well, but look at the photos and you should see what i did.

sew the bottom flap so you’ve got a closed off “sock” to slip your ipod into, then turn inside-out to hide the seams.

share and enjoy.


  1. I’d love to get the pattern for your ipod cozy. Please send it along to alexacarolyn@hotmail.com. Thanks!

  2. Love the cozy and would like a copy of the pattern – sammisf@mfire.com.


  3. Excellent, I have a Creative Zen Micro and i love your cozy, i’ll adapt it for mine.

    Can you send me the pattern?


  4. […] 212; option8 @ 6:27 pm

    for those of you that have requested the pattern for the ipod cozy – i’m working on writing it up. i’ve never written a pattern before […]

  5. What an awesome idea1 I would love for you to email me a copy of the pattern.
    Thanks a bundle… Legge.i@gmail.com

  6. love, love, love your cozy!! Would you please send the pattern to lizmindel@u2.com ??

    Much thanks,

  7. Love to have the pattern!

  8. hi, like it, love it. would also like to have the pattern!

  9. I would love your pattern. I hope it fits my mini.
    Thanks in advance!

  10. Love Post-It Elvis and this cozy. May I have the pattern?
    Thanks! It must be fun working in such a creative place.

  11. To save the bother of knitting one, I’ve seen a site which sells hand knitted covers for the ipod they look really good.
    i-knit .co .uk
    Take a look!

  12. hi! Can you please send me a copy of the pattern for the i-pod cozy. It look so cute. Thanks!

  13. Please e-mail me with the pattern for the ipod cozy. Thank you.

  14. Hi can you please send me a copy of your ipod cozy pattern. I love it! Thanks!

  15. Hi,
    I would love to have a copy of your ipod cozy pattern. Thanks!

  16. Hi! Can you send me the ipod cozy pattern please? I’ve bought recently an Ipod mini and it’s snowing here, hehe

  17. Hi
    I just found your lovely ipod cosy and would love to make one for my husband in his favourite football team’s colours.
    I would love to have a copy of your pattern please.
    Oxford UK

  18. Hi! love the ipod cozy, I’ve been looking for a pattern for one recently. My ipod just seems naked! could you send me the pattern please? Thanks.

  19. Can you please email me at Sonye93@mns.com for the pattern thanks. I just adore it.

  20. hey, can u send me the pattern for your cozy? thanks in advance!

  21. hi, i love your ipod cozy! could you send me the pattern? thanks so much!

  22. Hey, that is very very cute! :)
    can I be a pain, and also ask for the pattern?

    it would be very much appreciated if you can!

    (at smegs_04@hotmail.com)


  23. Very cool and very pretty. Can you share the pattern with me, please?

  24. So cute. Can you please send me the pattern. I’d love to make one for my ipod nano.

  25. could you please please please send me a pattern as soon as possible!! thanx:)

  26. if possible could you please send me the ipod pattern, I really would appreciate it I would love to make one for my daughter its really cute

  27. Hi I found something similar to this on the internet:

    it’s called an i-Knit,
    here: http://www.i-knit.co.uk

    I’ve got one and it’s really useful plus it keeps your iPod really protected!