One of my simple pleasures is a pot of tea each morning. I drink loose leaf earl grey brewed in a cast iron pot. I like it hot clear to the last cup, so had been leaving the pot on the stove on warm setting. But I felt bad about the electricity. I was resigned to making a tea cozy for my pot. Then it hit me that an old ski hat would fit perfectly. I'd already cut the stitches on this one for a Halloween costume, meaning I could put the spout through and didn't have to worry about condensation inside. It works well and keeps the tea nearly as hot as the stove.