I knitted a winter hat w/ a snazzy pompom for one of my friend's daughter's Barbie doll.. and since it was for BARBIE.. I figured that she would also need a purse to match.
However, I didn't realize that I actually had my childhood Barbie stuffed in a box in the closet-- UNTIL AFTER I finished the purse and hat.. *It would have made 'knitting' it much easier.. since .. I totally 'winged' the knitted items.
AND.. I was happy to find that they did fit! *The knit sweater on Barbie was a Christmas ornament sweater
that I knit when I first learned how to knit many years ago- and discovered that it fit BARBIE and she's had it on since... at least she was dressed warmly while she was hidden away in a box in the back of the closet!
close up photo added- the hat was knitted about an inch above the 2 row k1,p1 ribbing and then I did a decrease every 4 stitches, k one row, then 1 dec every 3 st, then 1 dec every 2 rows until I had about 6 stitches.. then, I did an I-cord and decreased a stitch every row of the i-cord and it slowly tapers to a point.. (when I cast off the final 2 stitch i-cord) After I did the final 'cast off' of the 2 stitch i-cord.. I did a crochet chain for about 4 stitches... left a short string and used it to tie the pom pom on.. so, it swings real cute while on Barbie's head.
I still have some of the clothes that my mom made for my Barbie-- and the ones that I made.. you know the ones.. a sock top w/ holes cut out for arms?? Hey, it was cute.. roll down the top and you had a collar!
I wasn't fortunate to know anyone to knit or crochet items for my Barbie- but, I've made many for children that I've known since I've known how to knit. I really like to make soft fluffy sweaters out of the cheap fuzzy angora looking acrylic.