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4 ways to make doll hair

Posted on: August 8, 2013

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!

Dummy

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.

Insert the thread in the stitch with a hook, then pull the yarn in the loop.

Insert the thread in the stitch with a hook, then pull the yarn in the loop.

Tighten the loop, then continue working with strands on the head until you have enough hair.

Tighten the loop, then continue working with strands on the head until you have enough hair.

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.

Cut several pieces of yarn, and tie them up in the middle.

Cut several pieces of yarn, and tie them up in the middle.

Insert the thread in the stitches and make a double knot.

Insert the thread in the stitches and make a double knot. Repeat the same process until you are satisfy with the volume.

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.

Make a half sphere, and sew it on the head. You can use HC and DC along the way to give your wig some shape.

Make a half sphere, and sew it on the head. You can use Half Crochet and Double Crochet along the way to give your wig a different shape.

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.

Embroider the yarn into the wig in any shape you want the hair to be. Work all around the head until covered.

Embroider the yarn into the wig in any shape you want the hair to be.

Continue until you cover the entire wig. You can leave it like that, or add a braid, bun, etc...

Continue until you cover the entire wig. You can leave it as it ist, or add a braid, bun, etc…

Voila! I hope you found this tutorial useful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment!

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2 Responses to "4 ways to make doll hair"

Thank you for the the new insights. I just finished a blog on that 2 or 3 weeks ago. One can never have enough blogs on that hair topic.
http://patternstriedandtrue.org/2013/07/12/it-is-getting-hairy-doll-crochet-part-3/

Oh that’s great! I really like that method you used using the blanket stitch. I never tried that before, maybe it takes patience but the result is probably worth it!

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