How to make hair for your amigurumi

I have 3 different ways that I make hair for my amigurumis.

The first is to use eyelash yarn - as in the picture above.

Here is the pattern I use to make hair for the size of amigurumi head I did a tutorial for in this blog post

Use 3.5mm hook and eyelash yarn in a colour of your choice.

Amigurumi crochet works in un-joined rounds.

These are the stitches used: you can click on any of them for a video demonstration.
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet

This is the pattern:
The numbers in brackets indicate how many stitches there should be in that round.
The first step is the one I have illustrated in my blog post ‘the not magic ring’
for this pattern crochet in the front loops only.
• Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook (6)
• 2 sc in each stitch (12)
• 1 sc then 2 sc in next stitch – repeat 5 times (18)
• Sc in first 2 stitches then 2 sc in next stitch – repeat 5 times (24)
• Sc in first 3 stitches then 2 sc in next stitch – repeat 5 times (30)
• Sc in each stitch(30)

and then from here add as many rows as you want - depending on how you would like the hair to look. Experiment with different things - have fun!

Curly hair - to make curly hair chain for as long as you want the hair to be - for example 40 stitches and then go back and single crochet back along that chain for 40 stitches and fasten off. Somehow this turns into ringlets! I dont' know how, but it looks great. Once you have enough to cover your doll's head sew them on.

Straight hair - this is the simplest way of doing hair. Just cut lengths of yarn double the length you want the hair to be. Fold the yarn in half and loop it through the head and through itself. Continue until the whole head is covered. Then you can style the hair however you want - pigtails, plaits etc...


Seelenfein... said...

Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. I think,i make the next amigurumi with hair better with your tutorial.

Lovely greets

out of the frame said...

:) I'm glad you like it!