Could there be anything more kitsch than knitting your own nits?
Why not try a quirky knitting pattern from Kirsty Gordon, which produces woollen nits (pictured left) the size of a field mouse? All you need is a bit of leftover yarn and a few basic stitches.
If you are a knitting novice, it's easy to learn online. Check out sites such as knittinghelp.com for videos on how to master the basics.
For the knitting pattern, go to the page at www.tes.co.ukresources044.
In the forums
In the TES Resources early years forum: should teachers worry about nits when setting up a hairdressing role play area?
Find all links and resources at www.tes.co.ukresources044.