There’s nothing like a cozy smoke sesh on a cold, rainy day. And that’s why bong cozies are taking the stoner community by storm. Cozies instantly give your water pipe flair and add your very own personal touch that make smoking on a rainy day that much more special. What’s more, it’s a fun project to keep your hands toasty and let your high guide your creativity. So here’s our step by step guide on how to crochet a bong cozy stitch by stitch.
Getting Cozy With a Bong Cozy
A cozy is more commonly used to keep your tea warm. But many people have found they work great for a lot of other things too. Bong cozies are a great way to keep your bong safe. They also add to your aesthetic and are a great way to show off your unique personality.
It’s even better when you crochet one for yourself. And if the activity seems daunting, don’t worry. We’re going to show you how to crochet a bong cozy step-by-step.
Crocheting is a great hobby for stoners. The rhythmic motion can be pretty relaxing, especially while high. And you don’t need to be an advanced crocheter to enjoy it.
What You’ll Need to Start Crocheting
Before you get started on your bong cozy, you’re going to need to make sure you have all the materials and tools you need. The most important thing is yarn.
Pick out yarn that is strong and durable and won’t unravel easily, like cotton. You’ll also need a crochet hook. Make sure the hook is the right size for the type of yarn you’ve chosen. Finally, you’ll need scissors.
Find Some Inspiration
Outside of the materials, you’ll also need to find crochet patterns and some inspiration to get you started. This Towelie cozy is one of the best ideas we’ve seen for a bong cozy.
You’ll find a variety of patterns available on sites like Etsy, but for free patterns, try Pinterest.
Crocheting a Bong Cozy Base
The first step in making your bong cozy is to make the base. To get you started, this handy tutorial shows you the basics of making a cozy for a round object, such as a mason jar. The same principles apply to a bong base crochet pattern.
- To start, select your pattern. Then pick a yarn and the right-sized needles to go with it. Be sure to get enough yarn for the size of your bong.
- Then, take your crochet hook and yarn and start by making a slip knot, magic circle, foundation chain, or similar starting stitch.
- For a circular cozy, the magic circle tends to work well, since you can pull the tail to create your starting circle for the base. Continue the circle till the size matches the base of your bong.
- After this, you’ll use a combination of one and two half double crochets to begin working up the circumference of your bong. The number of stitches will depend on how thick your yarn is and the size of your hook. It will also depend on which bong you’ve chosen to crochet a cozy for.
- When it’s done, slip stitch, and finish off. You should now have the perfect cozy for your bong’s base.
Crochet a Bong Mouthpiece
Once your base is made, it’s time to make the mouthpiece. Unlike the base, you don’t need to start with a circle for this. You just get straight into crocheting chains. Go around the mouthpiece for as many rows as necessary to cover the neck.
Crochet a Full Bong Cozy
If you prefer, you can crochet the mouthpiece and base together as a single cozy instead of as two separate parts. For this, you could start with the base and work your way up, or go the opposite way from mouthpiece to base.
You can also get creative with your yarn by using two or more to create a unique pattern. You can even begin to add things like buttons for some extra flair.
If that’s more than you can handle, however, a single-yarn look can be just as pretty. It’s all about finding what works for you.
Crochet a Bong Cozy Lanyard
As with learning any new craft, the most fun part is when you get to experiment with it. Once you’ve gotten the hang of crocheting a bong cozy, you can play around with patterns and try to do more with your newfound skills.
For instance, you could extend the cozy and have it hang around your neck. This makes an already portable bong even easier to carry around. It also makes it less likely you’ll lose it at a party only to find it shattered in a corner with no culprit in sight.
Crochet Pals for Your Bong Cozy
You could also expand your crochet collection by making cozies for all your toking tools. And if you find yourself getting really into it, you can even crochet accessories to upgrade your stoner aesthetic, such as keychains and plushies. If you’re mostly into cozies, though, you can still find plenty of things to crochet.
The best thing about crocheted cozies is there really isn’t a limit to what you can slap a cozy on. And the better you get at it, the more intricate patterns and yarn combinations you can work with.
Getting Fancy With It
To finish off your bong cozy, you can add extra details like a drawstring at the mouthpiece, fringe along the bottom edge, or colorful accents on the side. You can also add an optional pocket on the side of the bong cozy to store small items like rolling papers or lighters.
Add a Personal Touch
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can try patterns that are sure to turn heads at any party you happen to bring your bong to. This Simpsons-themed bong cozy is an absolute banger, as far as cozies go.
When you’re finished making your bong cozy, make sure you give it a test run. Make sure it fits snugly around your bong and that all the seams stay together. Give it a toke and see how it fares while in use. Once you’re sure the cozy fits and works just right, you can start using it on the regular.
Beyoncé offered these words of sage wisdom so many years ago, and she was absolutely right. When a bong is loved right, it lasts a long time. And if you want to make sure yours doesn’t shatter easily, learning how to crochet a bong cozy is the perfect hobby for you to pick up.