Posted on May 22, 2015
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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:
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.
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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