What It Is
Crafty kids can make their very own beanie hat to wear with the Threadz Make a Beanie Kit. This kit comes with 33 feet of red feather yarn, 33 feet of plum feather yarn, 33 feet of grape feather yarn, 33 feet of blackberry feather yarn, one loom hook, one beanie loom, and one needle. To start, loop one color of yarn around the outside tooth on the loom. Then, wrap the yarn around all of the loom's teeth. After that, do it again so that you have two stitches on each tooth. Use the hook and place it under the bottom stitch on the last tooth. Pull the stitch up and over the tooth so that you have one stitch left on the tooth. Repeat that step until all the teeth have been done. Then continue repeating the second step and fourth step until your Beanie is complete.
If you want to switch yarn colors, cut the thread and tie on a new color.
Why It’s Fun
We felt that this kit was easy to use, even for non-crafters. However, we recommend carefully reading the directions and practicing looping the yarn on your fingers as the instructions show before you begin. Kids will like the satisfaction that comes from wearing a colorful and fashionable hat that they made themselves.
Who It’s For
The Threadz Make a Beanie Kit is for ages 6 and up. However, we think it's really more for tweens because the tools in this kit are pretty sharp, and the whole process might be too much of a challenge for a 6-year-old.
What To Be Aware Of
The package says this activity will take two hours to complete. It took us about one hour and 15 minutes to get halfway done with our beanie. The instructions were easy to follow.
To wash your beanie, hand wash it in cold water.