Accessories that Militaries can Knit for Their Daily Needs

Knitting is often taught to us when we were kids during our economics class. A lot of guys do say that it’s meant for moms since it’s a light type of work that can be done at home, and women are more versed in making designs than men. However, the basics of knitting can be applied in terms of survivability, and the military actually does this activity in order to craft some items that they might need.

womencombat_wide-5d36b0d3c18a49997a492d90447ef5444111f7c6-s400-c85Knitting actually yields a bit of benefit for the militants because it’s a form of stress-reliever. They can think about the different things at their duty that made them feel stressed as they knit some equipment and gear. As a result, most of them have effectively relieved their stress away thanks to it. Note that they can even feel convenient by learning it as it can let them create the following for their own survival and daily needs:


A nice piece of headwear such as caps, bandannas, and even bonnets during the cold winter can be made by a militant who wants to knit. Some even create their own bandanna designs that they can use during their duty, and some even make dark bonnets that fit their suits
for the cold weather.

Face and Neck Wear

During the cold season, scarves are often woven by some male and female militants. There are some who even contribute to their base by supplying handmade scarves to their teammates. Masks of various styles can also be knitted out if you’re skilled enough.


For the hands, a pair of gloves can be perfect as it provides comfort when handling a weapon for a long time. It also provides better performance when exercising at certain times. Mittens are also perfect during the cold weather along with bonnets. Just as beneficial as keeping your hands free with the best twin stroller a mom can find.


Some who are patient and skilled enough to make advanced knitting techniques can even create clothes, sweaters, and even jackets. It can be a huge investment, but some have attempted this and even donated some clothes to poor communities.


Socks are the only footwear that can be knitted but is enough to beat the cold weather and provide comfort when wearing shoes.


Lastly, towels can also be made for obvious purposes during training and duty.


Militants need to learn this very basic art as it’s a practical skill with lots of perks. It’s a good way to ease the mind – which is perfect for soldiers after all their strenuous hard work.

Knitting for Armed Forces

Knitting is not only for women but for men too! It is often associated with an old lady’s hobby. However in the past, only men knitted as an occupation. In the Renaissance period, knitters were mostly male. Surprisingly, armed forces have been knitting as well. Soldiers during World War I, who were commonly men, had taken to knitting as a brain stimulant according to the physicians in New Jersey. They were taught how to knit. Years later, knitting became an occupational therapy.

Aside from being a craft, knitting is a form of relaxation. In camps, the army had turned to knitting to relieve stress. The Platoon’s male sergeants and Staff sergeants were the first ones to get hooked. Keeping homesickness at bay, the army knitted for their family and loved ones as a Christmas gift. It was their way of showing to their loved ones that even if they were a million miles away from home, their loved ones were constantly in their thoughts. They also knitted items that were useful in their line of work. The following were some of the practical items knitted:

  • M4 magazine pouch can be unwind into a single long rope.
  • Whole-rifle cozy is used to secure and carry rifles.
  • Knitted socks, hats, sweaters, gloves and mittens keep the soldiers warm.

Two important life skills than can be learned from knitting are goal-setting and perseverance to complete the project. It is important for the army to set goals and to have the determination to achieve it. Soldiers supported one another in their knitting projects. Once the product was done, they would display their handiwork with pride. A sense of belongingness and pride swelled among them. It boosted team camaraderie and unity.

Knitting is not only a domestic lady-hobby but also a source of military recreation and pride, in which both men and women comrades take part of. At present, with more women joining the military and the accessibility of knitting materials, knitting has become more than a past time but a valuable life skill to boot