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Topic: doll with good hair (...finally!) ***added tutes for hair and color changes!***  (Read 5401 times)
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« on: February 07, 2008 07:06:50 PM »

I made this doll for a friend, and I LOVE the way her hair turned out! (I'm usually incredibly bad at doing hair) I'm super-tempted to keep her, but I wouldn't do that... or would I? ...Nah.  Guess I'll just have to make another for myself.  Smiley The colors are way off in these pics - they're much darker in person. The last one is truest to the actual colors.

I appreciate all comments and criticism!  I'll take any advice on how to make my projects better!

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undie view  Tongue - I had already made the "undies" (aka crocheted part of the body in white) when I decided that she needed striped stockings.  So, they turned into really really tall socks... with bows of course!


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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008 08:14:05 PM »

She is absoutely precious. Wonderful job! Your friend is very fortunate.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 08:17:53 PM »

That's awesome I love her, I want her now.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 02:44:24 AM »

She's gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008 06:06:02 AM »

Love the hair!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2008 06:19:14 AM »

She is awesome!! How did you do her hair?? I'm in the stuffie swap & my partner wants something very similar to this, but I don't know how to do the hair.  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008 06:40:23 AM »

She's so cute!!!

Would you mind telling me how you change colors?  Like when you pick it up (when you pull up a loop, or yarn over, etc) Your color changes on the socks look particularly good and I've been having trouble with that!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008 07:40:45 AM »

She's adorable.  I'd be tempted to keep her too!  Love her hair!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2008 10:27:59 AM »

I need her!  Did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 11:37:53 AM »

Wow, thank you all for the comments!  Cheesy

She is awesome!! How did you do her hair?? I'm in the stuffie swap & my partner wants something very similar to this, but I don't know how to do the hair.  Undecided

This was the first time I did hair like this (and it's probably not the "right" way, but hey it works Smiley) I put together an impromtu tute with the weirdest color combination, lol.  I don't know if it will help, but if you have any questions you can always PM me or post here. 

Hair Tute:

Firstly, you are only going to do this process in ONE row at the hairline on the forehead, ONE row down each side of the face, and ONE row on the base of the head (right above the back of the neck).  Don't attach hair all over the scalp because you will have waaaaaay too much to even think about putting in a ponytail.

Start with a loooooong (definitely longer than in the picture) piece of yarn.  Fold it in half and insert the looped part into the eye of a large-eye needle


Ok this is where you are going to insert the needle for the hairline on the forehead and for the back of the neck... See the bottom row of pink stitches, and how they kind of look like upside-down V's?  In between those are almost-horizontal gray parts.  Insert the needle UP THROUGH these gray pieces.


Pull the yarn through a little and it should look like this:


So the same thing with another strand in the same gray piece.


Then reach through the two loops (white and purple) together, grab the dangling yarn and pull through.  Tighten it, and it should naturally lean back for easy pony-tail making  Smiley


For the hair that goes vertically down the face, insert the needle into the V-like part of the stitches - that will orient the hair sideways like you want it.

Sorry, that was probably too lengthy!  Tongue Let me know if you notice any mistakes, or have something to add.







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