Make Curly Doll Hair with Yarn-Tutorial

Make Curly Doll Hair with Yarn-Tutorial


Hey everyone. I’m Liz and today I’m going to show you how
to make curly doll hair out of yarn. You can get a lot of different looks with
this style of making curls. For this doll, I used a variegated yarn to
get curls of many different colors. For this doll, I used 4 different solid color
yarns to get a multicolored look, and I’ve also added a middle part to the hair. And for this doll I used just one color, and
I’ve made thick ringlets with my curls. Some things you’ll need for this tutorial
are: Some yarn to use as your doll’s hair. I’ll be using “Monet” from Red Heart Super
Saver for this doll. “plum wine” from Caron Simply Soft for
this doll. And for this one I’ve used “Amethyst”,
“Burgundy”, “Royal Blue” and “Lavender”; all of these yarns are from Red Heart Super
Saver. But you can use any color, or colors, you
like. You might also want to use a wig cap for your
doll so that the color of the scalp doesn’t show through the hair. If you want to do that, just click on the
link on the screen to see my crochet wig cap tutorial. Or look in the description below. You’ll also need a pair of scissors
a crochet hook. I’m using a size E. (3.5 mm)
and a yarn needle. You’ll need something to use to wrap your
yarn around in order to make sure that all of your yarn strands are the same size. You could use a book or a DVD case, just make
sure whatever you use is about the same length you want the hairs to be. I’m going to be using a piece of cardboard. Using cardboard works really well, because
you can just cut it to the size you want your doll’s hair to be. You’ll need some rods to curl your hairs on. I’ll be using a pair of long crochet hooks,
and some wooden dowels to curl my yarn, so that I get 3 different levels of curliness. The thinner the rods, the more curl the hair
will have. For a looser curl, use bigger rods, and for
a tighter curl, use thinner rods. You’ll also need a cookie sheet, and an oven
that you can use to set your curls. Make sure to keep checking on your yarn, to
make sure it doesn’t get too dry or start to burn in the oven. First I’m going to wrap the yarn all the way
around each of my rods. I’m going to make a slip knot on one end. And put it over one side of my hook. And wrap the end around. Then I’m going to wrap the yarn around the
entire thing. I’m just going to coil this yarn around my
rods. And every once in a while, I’m going to push
it over to the side. I’m going to continue until I’ve covered the
entire rod with yarn. So I’ve gotten to the end of my first hook,
so I’m going to fasten the end. I’m going to cut off my yarn with a little
bit of excess. And I’m going to loop it around a couple more
times. Then I’m going to loop around one more time
loosely, then I’m going to pull the tail through that loop. And then tighten it so that it doesn’t come
loose. Now I’ve wrapped all my yarns around all my
rods. Next I’m going to pour some water on top of
all my rods, until the hair is completely soaked. Ok, now I’m going to place them onto my cookie
sheet. Then put this cookie sheet into the oven at
250 degrees until they dry completely. And I’m going to be checking them every 15
minutes to see how dry they are, and to make sure that they don’t start to melt or burn. Depending on how thick you want the doll’s
hair to be, you may want to do this several times to create enough hair to cover the doll’s
head. Especially if you’re making a doll with long
hair or ringlets. I had to make 3 sets of curls on my 2 long
hooks, so 6 total lengths of yarn, so that I would have enough hair to fill out my doll’s
ringlets. Now my hairs are dry, I just pulled them out
of the oven. So now I’m going to pull the end that I tucked
into the loop at the end out. And then I’m going to unravel the yarn. And as you can see there is a nice curl to
the strands. Now I have some piles of curled yarn. Next I need to cut the strands. I have 2 pieces of cardboard here, one of
them is 9 by 10 inches and the other is 8 inches. I’m going to make my first doll’s hair even
at the back, so I need to make the hairs at the bottom shorter and the hairs at the top
of the head longer so they end up the same level at the back. I’ll be making my strands in 3 different sizes. But if you want to make a doll with a more
layered hair style, you should make each hair the same length, so that the hair falls in
layers. So I’m going to wrap my yarn around my piece
of cardboard to make all the smaller strands the same size. Since the hairs are going to curl, I’ve cut
my cardboard to about double the length I want for the hairs to be, to account for the
curl. And then I’m going to cut through all the
strands on this side where my strand began. So I’ve laid out all my strands. The ones on this side are just the plain cut
yarn, and on this side I’ve placed some strands that I’ve unraveled. Each of my cut yarn pieces is made up of 4
individual strands. If you like, you can unravel each of your
pieces of yarn to get a more realistic look for your doll’s hair. Or you can just leave the yarn as it is. I’m going to unravel all of mine before I
apply them. To do that I’m going to separate all the strands
at the very tip of the yarn. Then I’m going to take two of the strands
from the end, and I’m going to pull those strands out. Now I have 2 bunches of 2 strands each. So I’m going to do that with all my yarn,
so that all of them are bunches of 2 strands. Alright, I’ve separated my strands. You could just leave the hair as it is, or
you could use these bunches to make ringlets of hair. To make the ringlets, as you can see I have
my pink strands laid out and pulled apart into bunches of 2 individual strands. I’m going to take 6 of those bunches of 2,
and put them together. If you wanted to make thicker ringlets, you
could use more than 6 bunches. Next I’m going to fold the hairs in half. And now, I’m going to wrap the curls of each
side around each other, so that it forms these round locks. I’m going to wrap the strands all the way
down to the bottom. Alright, I’ve finished wrapping the curls
around each other. And now I have this ringlet, with a loop at
the top. I’m going to use that loop, and my crochet
hook,to add the hairs to the doll. But first I’m going to finish making the rest
of my ringlets. Alright, all my ringlets are made. Now I’m going to use this loop to add the
ringlets to my doll. First, I’m going to insert my hook through
one of the loops around the wig cap. Pull up the loop of my ringlet. Then I’m going to pull the ringlet through
the loop. Then I’m going to tug on the ringlet a bit
to tighten it. Then I’m going to continue to add the rest
of my ringlets all around the wig cap, and down the middle of the head. Except at the front, where I’m going to add
some bangs using regular uncurled yarn.. Alright, I’ve finished with my doll’s ringlets,
and as you can see I’ve also added some regular uncurled pieces of yarn to make up some bangs,
and I’ve just added those to the front of the wig cap. Now I’m going to add these regular bunches
of hairs to this doll’s head. It’s going to be done in pretty much the same
way as the ringlets. I’m going to start from the middle at the
front, but you can start wherever you want around the wig cap. I’m going to insert my hook into one of the
loops at the edge of the wig cap. Then I’m going to take one of my hair bunches,
fold it in half. Then, pull up a loop from the middle of the
yarn. Then I’m going to chain 1. So pull another loop through the loop on my
hook. If you like, you could just pull the tails
of your hair strands through. Or you could chain 1 more, and pull the tails
through if you want your yarn to be a little more secure. Now I’m going to do that in every other loop
around the wig cap. If you like, you could add strands to every
loop around the wig cap, especially if you’re planning to put your doll’s hair up in a ponytail
or a bun. But I’m just going to leave this doll’s hair
loose, so I’m going to just add a strand to every other loop. So I’m going to take another bunch of hair. Fold it in half. And pull up a loop from the middle of the
strand. Then I’m going to chain 1; pull up a loop. And then chain 1 more, and pull the tails
through. Ok, I’ve finished adding my row of hair all
around the wig cap. Now I’m going to create 2 rows down the middle
of my doll’s head, on either side. I’m going to create a middle part on my doll,
so I’m just going to do my two rows of hair going down the middle of the wig cap, but
you can place your doll’s hair part wherever you like. You could even make a doll with bangs by going
horizontally across the wig cap rather than vertically. So I’m going to install my other hair strands
the same way I did for the other row. Pull up a loop where I want the middle part
to be. Chain 1. Chain 1 more, then pull the tails of my yarn
through that new loop. Then I’m going to do that on the opposite
side. Pull up a loop. Chain 1. Chain 2. Then pull through the tails. Then I’m going to continue to add hair to
these 2 rows down the middle of the wig cap. Alright, I’ve finished adding my 2 rows of
hair down the middle of the wig cap. I’m going to stop adding rows of hair now,
but if you want a doll with more volume to their hair, you can move aside those rows
in the middle, and do another row of hair on both sides between the other rows. Now I’m going to add a middle part to the
doll’s head using my yarn needle, and a scrap that I cut of the same color yarn as my doll’s
skin tone. So I’m going to insert my needle into the
very back of the head, and bring it out at the front, near the middle. I’m going to pull my yarn through until the
tail of the scrap of yarn is inside my doll’s head. Then I’m going to do a couple of stitches
just to secure the yarn. Alright, now I’m going to stitch in a straight
line across the middle of the head until I get to about the crown of the head. And I’m going to try to keep my stitches small. So I’ve finished my straight line for my doll’s
hair part. If you want a thicker line, you could do a
couple more rows of lines next to each other. But I’m going to leave it as-is, I’m just
going to sew the tail in. Alright, now this doll’s hair is complete. Now all my dolls are complete. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, push the like button or share
it on social media. If you want to see my doll hair tutorial for
straight doll hair, click the link at the end of the video, or check in the description
below. And if you want to see more tutorials like
this in the future, subscribe to my channel and I’ll see you next time. Bye!

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