Knitted Headbands

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Knitted woolen alice bands

Our 11 year old daughter recently came up with the idea to knit woollen headbands (or ‘Alice’ bands). She had bought some chunky Rico Creative Filz craft merino wool (yarn), and used her large wooden knitting needles to knit headbands for her two sisters, and one to send to her friend. She made the knitted headbands using plain knit stitch, about an inch wide, and sewed the ends together with wool.  The headbands work quite well as the wool is stretchy, and they fit both her sisters’ heads. So far she has made one of the headbands using the blue and white wool, and several using the purple and green wool. Here you can see a few pictures of her lovely handiwork:

Knitted alice bands  Knitted alice bands








Our daughter was so pleased with our reactions, and her sisters’, to what she had made, that she now wants to make more knitted headbands to sell at craft fairs! It is nice to see her so enthusiastic, and keen to learn a bit of entrepreneurship! The headbands were very quick to make- she made each one in less than a day, so it would be easy to make a large number for sale quickly, if she goes ahead with it. In the mean time she (and her sisters!), are enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done.

Knitted Headbands

Do your children like to knit or sew? Which other items would be easy for beginner knitters to tackle? I look forward to reading your comments.

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12 Comments on “Knitted Headbands

  1. My daughter likes to knit and will like the headband idea. It like a useful idea for presents. Her current project is scarves for her soft toys. She has also made a dishcloth and several square mats. These are all easy for beginner knitters.
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    • I really like the idea of knitting dishcloths. I bought a couple of crocheted dishcloths our friend was selling to raise money for missions, and it was much better than a shop bought one! My crochet skills have not advanced that far yet, however…

  2. They are very pretty, your daughter is so clever! My twins can knit but like their mother, get bored easily. I prefer to sew because the project tends to take form quicker than with knitting, although that could be more down to the fact I am a tediously slow knitter.
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    • Thank you Claire! I also am not particularly quick (or skilled!) at knitting. I keep telling our girls that they will be excellent by the time they are my age, because they practice so much. Their enthusiasm for it obviously helps too.

  3. Hello ! I like that it’s so easy and you’re able to choose whatever color you need !
    I would LOVE to have you come and share this idea on June 3rd at Wearing with Wisdom on
    blessings , leticia

    • Yes Leticia, the headbands really are very simple and you could make any colour you wanted. The chunky wool makes them very quick. Thank you for your invite- I will hop over to your blog on June 3rd 🙂

    • Yes, our daughter has really enjoyed making these, and I am so glad she learning these skills now. Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  5. Thank you for linking-up to Wearing with Wisdom on !
    This is just such a great idea for beginners or advanced knitters or crocheters . My daughter does crochet and I am going to share this idea with her .
    Thanks again for sharing this great Post and for adding the Wearing with Wisdom button . Hope you will come by again next Wednesday beginning at 6am and link-up another Post .
    Have a lovely week !
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    • Thank you Leticia! My elder daughter and I are hoping to learn crochet soon. Blessings.

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