Hair Band »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Casual, Outdoorsy
Aaron Wool or Chunky wool
What was your inspiration?
Ladies who loose their hair through Chemo and didn't want to wear a wig or a scarf. On sale in the shops for around10, I knew I could make them cheaper.
What are you most proud of?
Every time I go to work at the Hospice I get more orders as the ladies find them more comfortable and also fashionable, they order colours to suit their outfits- also have put them into the Hospice shop. I buy the wool, there is no charge for this but they can put a donation into the Hospice box if they want. One lady didn't like the flower on the side, but she did go fishing, so I knitted a bloater and put that on the side.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you have contact with a Hospice, knit one or two and see what the ladies think. Don't use too harsh a wool as it needs to be comfortable for those wearing it without hair. When knitting this you might think you are not doing it right (especially the decreasing rows), but you are, it does work out in the end. You can see this pattern on the Ravelry site.