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« on: July 19, 2012 04:43:24 PM »

Hey,

I've been working on some dolls and trying out different ways of doing the hair.  How do you do the hair on your dolls?

I know of the one where you fold it in half the yarn, use the crochet hook in a hole between stitches to pool the loop through, and then pull the ends through the loop after the loop has been pulled under the stitch.  I was wondering what other methods exist?
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012 08:27:52 PM »

You can also lay out a bunch of strands of hair, cut to the length you want, on top of the head and stitch them down.  This can give you a great, parted hair look.  But it can tend to pull out.  Or, for really short hair, you could use fun fur yarn and crochet them a little cap.  For a similar look, you can take a really long strand of yarn and stitch through the crocheted head, leaving a long loop sticking up.  After you have done that enough times to conceal the scalp, you have lovely short, curly hair.

Just some ideas.  Hope they help!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012 12:20:30 PM »

There are many ways to crochet hair for a doll.  One way is to lay long strands of even length across a narrow strip of paper, making sure to keep them very close together, evn if they overlap a little.  You can then place a piece of masking tape on top to hold it in place. and sew it down the center.  The sewn part becomes the part in the hair.  You can measure the doll head from the front of the hair line down to the back of the head to know how many inches long you want it to be.  Carefully pull the masking tape off and use a tweezer if necessary.  With matching thread, sew the part onto the head.  then trim and style.  You can also wrap yarn about 6 times around 3 or 4 fingers and then tie a knot in the center with another strand of yarn.  You will have to make a lot of thes bundles of yarn bows.  Then stitch the center of the bows very close together all over the head and it will look like a Raggedy Ann.   If you like, you can snip the bows and get a shaggy look.  Here are other ways to make hair:
http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/2011/10/tutorial-to-make-hair-for-amigurumi.html
http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-amigurumi-hair.html
http://needlenoodles.com/home/?q=node/83
I hope this helps.

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