Directions for the wig:
Because doll wigs may be made with a wide variety of yarns, these instructions describe a process rather than a precise pattern. With this method, you can crochet curly wigs for any head size, using any yarn. Round 1:
Chain 2. Work 6 looped half-double crochet stitches (lhdc) in 1st chain. (See above for looped half-double crochet stitch instructions.)Round 2 (increase round):
lhdc in first lhdc of previous round. 2 lhdc in next stitch. Work *1 lhdc in next stitch, 2 lhdc in next stitch* over remaining stitches of previous round. (9 stitches)Round 3, etc.:
Repeat increase round until diameter of wig is about 1 inch smaller than head diameter.
Continue to work even until wig reaches desired size. If curls become too thick, work plain (un-looped) half-double crochet every 3rd stitch. Fasten off.Wig Sizing Tips:
Attaching the Wig:
- Check the fit of the wig every 2 or 3 rounds as you work. Make your increases more or less frequently as required to keep the fit snug.
- If the wig seems too flat (increasing too rapidly), try alternating an increase round with an even round.
- The wig should stretch a bit to fit over the head —just enough to fit snugly but not so much that the head fabric becomes visible between the crochet stitches.
Fit the wig on the doll’s head and secure in place with pins at the hairline. Sew securely around the hairline with yarn or matching color thread. Also take a few stitches around the crown of the head, if the “scalp” seems loose. Be sure to remove ALL the pins!