These headbands are made from a medium weight Aran yarn which is 100% premium acrylic with natural anti-pilling quality. Due to my ethical approach to animal welfare, I don’t knit with animal fibres.
“Sheep raised for their wool all over the world are castrated and have their tails cut off—all without any painkillers—when they are only a few weeks old. Shearers are paid by volume, not by the hour, which means that they work roughly and fast, leaving animals injured or with open gashes that can become infected. Terrified sheep who don’t cooperate with the shearers are often beaten and kicked into place.” – PETA (2019).
Additionally, acrylic is durable, hypoallergenic, lightweight and warm. The premium acrylic quality of the yarn used for these headbands gives a softer and less scratchy feel compared to standard acrylic yarns.
The headbands are made using an English Rib Stitch, also known as the Fisherman’s Rib Stitch. This stitch results in a reversible fabric that is thick and warm. It also provides a lot of horizontal stretch which means one size fits all!
– Machine wash at 30 degrees on gentle cycle or hand wash in cold or lukewarm water
– Do not iron
– Do not bleach
– Low heat tumble dry or dry flat
– Do not dry clean
23cm wide x 11cm deep, 7cm high at the knot, perfect to fit over a gym wig; fits an average head size of 21 inches