4 ways to make doll hair
Posted August 8, 2013on:
There are different ways to make amigurumi doll hair. This is a tutorial that will teach you each method. You can try all of them, and pick the one that works best for you!
To help me in this demonstration, I made this little dummy. As you can see, it’s bold!
You can use any kind of yarn you want, but it is best to work with a thick thread. Let’s start with the first method.
1. Individual Strands
This is like a hair graph, you insert a strand of yarn in each stitch where you want the hair to be. This is alright if you work on a small doll, but it can get tedious if you work on a large project.
2. Group of strands
This is an easier method, because it doesn’t take as long as taking one strand at a time, and you don’t have to make as many. I usually use about 10 pieces of yarn thread to make one, and I line them up from the top of the head to the back until there is enough volume to cover the head.
You can have a lot of fun with this, and play hairdresser afterward. You can cut bangs, cut the strands in different length to give it a certain hairstyle, make a braid, or pig tails etc…
3. The crocheted version
This is a very simple and easy way to make hair. You just crochet in round just like if you made a beanie, and sew it on the head.
You can also have fun with this. If you want long hair, you continue working your rows just half way through and back until you reach the desired length. Or you can put a bun on top, or two on the sides, Princess Leia style.
4. Sewing method
This can take a while to make, and require a little patience, but the result can be beautiful. You make a hat, just like shown in the previous method and sew it to the head. Then you start embroidering the hair on the wig using long threads of yarn.
Voila! I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment!