Erik Hansen is the head of a business called FireHouse. He’s also a young guy who crochets in part because it helps him deal with his ADHD.
Crochet for ADHD
I’ve done extensive research into crocheting for health benefits. I’ll be honest I haven’t found a lot of information about crocheting for ADHD. Na verdade, in researching my book on this topic, I really wanted to include a chapter on crochet for the autism spectrum (ADHD is at one end of that spectrum) but I couldn’t find enough information or people doing it to create a full chapter. So I’m really excited to see this news about Erik Hansen because it confirms what I thought, which is that crochet can be a way to focus the mind when you have a condition like ADD/ ADHD.
Erik Hansen Crochets
Janice Kurbjun of Summit Daily recently wrote a perfil of this young guy through which I learned the following:
- Erik Hansen started a business with a trademark product of crochet beanies, popular with skiers which makes sense since he’s based in Colorado.
- He’s been crocheting for about ten years. He learned from a friend.
- Hansen also knits.
- He believes that crochet helps him to disconnect mind from body. His hyperactive mind can focus and tune into rapid crochet work to help him cope productively with ADHD.
- Hansen has crocheted somewhere around 1000 chapéus, making more than 300 in the past year alone.
- He attended University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and got a degree in entrepreneurship and management.
Erik Hansen grew up in an old firehouse, hence the name of the company. FireHouse emprega dois outros crochetadeiras. Além disso, A avó de Hansen produz uma linha de “qualidade avó” chapéus feitos com o ano mais fino e stitchwork mais detalhada. FireHouse também tem três outros rapazes envolvidos no fim do negócio: parceiro Ian Winters, comercialização cara Tim Bremer e designer criativo Steve Cummings.
Hansen descreve a linha no LinkedIn:
“Através de padrões de qualidade consistente e benchmarks progressivas contínuas, apresentável, criador, e produtos exclusivos, FireHouse, LLC esforça-se para redefinir o que as pessoas vêem como um meio de expressar-se através de sua escolha de habiliment.”
E em Facebook:
Motivados pelo estilo de vida único e incrível que envolve todos os entusiastas ao ar livre, Firehouse produtos são peças artesanais de "obras de arte wearable".
FireHouse está expandindo sua linha de produtos este ano; in the fall the company will begin producing outwear.
Custom Knit and Crochet Hats
The hats that you can get from FireHouse are custom crocheted hats. You pick a style of hat, select your main color and accent colors and then place your order.
Por exemplo, here’s the Pommed Ear Flap Style:
And here’s the Grandma Quality Pony Tail Release Style (this one looks knit to me, direito?):
Do you believe that crochet can be healing for ADHD?