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Old 11-12-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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how to felt a plastic head band
Does any one have any ideas how I could knit on a plastic head band then felt it. I saw a girl wearing a head band felted. she said it was felted on the plastic head band. Is there a way to cast stitcheson the head band, any ideas?

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My guess is that it was needle felted, not knit first. A quick tutorial is here
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very helpful. Thanks so much, the young girl did say it was knitted around the head band, I will study the link carefully, I do appreciate your help.

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Old 11-12-2007, 03:44 PM   #4
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What an intriguing idea!!! I wear headbands ALOT and never thought of making a felted one. I think you could use some leftover yarn and figure it out trial by error!!!

Pick up the inexpensive plastic headbands and start knitting. Jus knit a tube that is bigger than the band, slip it on, sew it up and throw it in the washer. You might want to knit a swtch and felt it first to see what the "approximate" shrinkage is.

The other option would be to knit and felt a rectangle then cut and glue it to the headband.

I just might have to give that idea some furthre consideration!!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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I'm not sure about putting it into the washer, might break the plastic. But hand felting in a sink would work.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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how would I knite a tube? Thank you so much for your help
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Thank you good idea
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thats a pretty good tutorial, it seems good to use, i would use it
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Oh! A simple I-cord tube! There is a video here on knitting i-cord, that would seem perfect!
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