Crochet wig

I made this wig a few weeks ago.

I’m SUPER proud of it! There are a couple more things I can do to it, and I will at some point. 

I wanted to make a totally unique headpiece to go with this costume I made:

Cool, huh? It’s not for everybody, but those who “get it” will appreciate it. 

It was the largest, most difficult project I’ve ever undertaken. 
So, for some info on how I constructed the wig. I wanted a bouffant type upper, and struggled with figuring out how to do that without using pounds of yarn. What I came up with: 

Two beanies. Large one on the bottom and smaller on top. Next time I’ll try reversing this, but it worked okay. 

Then, sew them together like you would a pillow, leaving a lip of the larger one on the bottom:

Now, stuff the front with poly fill. 

Sew your pocket closed

Arrange your filling where you want the hair to be its fullest. I wanted the front. 

Next, I used a washable marker to mark where I wanted the hair to part. 

Then it was only a matter of sewing in te creases like you would with a stuffed animal. 

When I had the shape I wanted, I began adding hair. That was an insane process that took a full day. Instead of braiding the ends, I would pull them through at he opposite end and chain them. I incorporated the chains throughout te hair do. Then I added some flowers to cover up a part I didn’t feel like adding more hair to. :) Cheat. 

The final product is pretty impressive. 

I have a crochet tophat pattern (pictured above) in my Ravelry store. It’s my idea of a perfect crochet top hat since all edges are defined and sharp, not rounded and sloppy. 

I also made a HUGE mess. 

If you try it, let me know how it goes! It’s not for the faint of heart!! 

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A Sweet Little Crown

I am attempting to write more patterns. They take loads and loads of time. I’m getting there. Find them: Ravelry, Etsy, and Facebook.

hnh crown 4

   

A Sweet Little Crown
by Regina S Graham

Size: 3-10 year/19-20” head circumference

Adorn crown with desired bling, crystals, buttons, pearls, beads, etc.

Can be mod-podged or starched for added sturdiness.

 without frill edging
Materials:
F/3.75mm hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I’ve used Red Heart with Love and Loops and Threads Impeccable)
Special stitches:
Cross “X” stitch: sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st
Front post slip stitch (fpslst): insert hook into stitch/post from RS of work, continue to push hook through to opposite side of stitch/post so that hook is visible again, entire post should be on hook, yo, draw through stitch
***Sizing info: for each inch you want smaller, subtract 2 sts from foundation chain. Continue with pattern, ignoring stitch counts. Likewise, for each inch you would like to make larger, add 2 sts to foundation chain, ignore stitch counts.
Ch 80, sl st to first ch to form ring being careful not to twist. Alternatively, you can to a foundationless single crochet for 80 sts.
Worked in the round.
Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 1 to join (80)
Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join (80)
Rnd 3: ch 3, * (X-stitch) sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st *, repeat * 39 times, 39thX is worked next to ch 3, sl st to top of ch 3 to join (80)
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc same st, * 5 dc in next sp working between the two X stitches from round 3, sc between the next two X stitches from round 3 *, repeat * 19 times, sl st to top of first sc, total of 20 shells (120) ***If you need to see what this round looks like, refer to photos below***
Rnd 5: sl st 2 times to middle dc of shell from round 4, * ch 4, sk 5 sts, sl st into next st *, repeat 19 times, sl st to 1st sl st to join (80)
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, * (hdc, dc, tc, [picot-ch 2, sl st into 2nd st from hook], tc, dc, hdc) all in ch 3 sp NOT working in stitches, sc in the sl st from round 5 that was placed in the middle of round 4 shell, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp NOT working in stitches, sc in next sc from round 5 *, repeat * 9 more times (you should have a total of 10 peaks and 10 shells)
Round 6 what your completed peak should look like

Round 6 sc placement

Round 6 what the completed shell should look like

Round 6 how the completed pattern should look

More crowns I’ve made:
 hnh crown 5 hnh crown2  hnh crown hnh crown 3
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If you have any adjustments to make, want to send me your stitch counts for different sizes, have pictures to share, etc., please send them to me! I will add your corrections. Also, I’m still pretty new to pattern writing. I don’t claim to be perfect. Please let me know if you find errors. I’m happy to fix them. :)

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