I thought I’d share my little impromptu project to upgrade Emma’s doll Memma, who was badly in need of a new hairstyle and sadly a little bit neglected. Emma loves Jemima from Play School and I had some dark brown yarn lying about that would be ideally suited to a Jemima hair style.
It didn’t take very long at all and I used this tutorial as a guide, but modified to use crochet instead so I didn’t have to use a sewing machine.
You will need:
- Large Book
- Yarn in hair colour of choice
- Crochet hook
- Needle and thread
How to Make Yarn Hair for a doll:
1. I wrapped the yarn around a large book to create an even layer of yarn.
2. I used a crochet hook and with some extra yarn crocheted a tight slip stitch across the centre to create a part and hold the strands together, did this on the top and bottom of the book then cut the ends.
3. I securely hand sewed along the centre part on to the scalp.
4. Styled the yarn hair in to pony tails and tied them off with yarn, then stitched the ponytails in place to secure the hairstyle. Longer yarn hair can be styled with plaits if desired.
Note: If you would like longer hair, use a large piece of cardboard to wrap yarn around. The longer the wrap, the longer your finished hair length. For fuller coverage use more yarn.
Try mixing yarns for interesting colour or textural effects.
Memma has been renamed Jemima and is getting is getting lots of cuddles, that’s a crafting win in my eyes. Now I have to to something about her awfully garish wardrobe…