By Hook, By Hand
Making wigs and hair for my dolls is my favourite part of the dollmaking course of. As soon as the doll has a wig, that is when her (or his) character comes alive.
Easy Bleuette Wigs
These 4 wigs are quite simple to make, based on the basic crochet wig cap. On this occasion, the wig cap can also be a part of the hair. Through the use of mohair yarn, you do not really have to cover the wig cap with strands of yarn. This saves on yarn, saves on time, and is nice for a play-able doll for a toddler. These wigs will match any doll with a seven inch circumference head, and may be adapted to fit any doll at all.
You can make these wigs with any yarn, really; but the fuzzier it’s (greater mohair content) the more it will appear to be those pictured above. Brushed nylon can even work, and the many ‘enjoyable fur’ eyelash yarns as effectively.
The only drawback to those yarns is that the stitches may be hard to see. So, if you are simply beginning, I might recommend making light coloured wigs at first: blond, gold, peach and light shades. Also, crochet with a piece of white paper in your lap..it helps to see the stitches. Don’t be concerned too much about errors or missed stitches..they turn out to be invisible in this kind of yarn 🙂
A couple of different goodies to share:
A mostly knit shrug for Bleuette! The shrug centre parting hairstyle is knit as a rectangle 9 inches lengthy and three inches broad. Fold it lengthwise and sew up two and a half inches on both end for the sleeves, then crochet a border round the rest of it. I just like the knit for the physique as it gives a soft hand to the fabric, and the crochet edging adds crispness around the edges.
And a Link Stitch Bodice. This bodice is labored from the neckline down, so you can easily make it any length you need. It starts with a series of 18 hyperlinks. I like working into hyperlinks higher than working into chain stitches; it is easier to get a neat border, and provides a sweet eyelet look to the neckline.