Chloe needs a little something up top. The other dollies are starting to make comments about the new gal with a face but no hair. Since dolls have tender feelings, I thought it best to get started.
Normally, I’d make a round wig cap, like this one on flickr, but these gals have flattish heads. I figured an oval cap would help a bit, and I really like the fit. I’m using worsted weight, but this could be done in any weight. Try on for fit as you go, and increase as needed. Remember: it will stretch, so aim for a close fit. Here goes:
Worsted Weight yarn
Size F or G crochet hook (you can go smaller, if you crochet loose)
Wig will be worked in the round. Do not join rounds.
Work in Back Loops Only throughout pattern!
Ch 6, place marker (move to first st of each round)
Rnd 1: 3 sc in second ch, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch, continue on back of chain: sc in next 3 ch. Do not turn. (12 sts).
Rnd 2: (2 sc in first 3, sc in next 3 sts) repeat, (18 sts).
Rnd 3: sc in first st, *2 sc in next 4 sts*, sc in next 5, repeat between *s, sc last 4; (26 sts).
Rnd 4: sc in 2 sts, *2 sc in next, sc in next 4, 2 sc in next*, sc in 7 sts, repeat between *s, sc in last 5 sts. (30 sts)
Rnd 5 (if your doll has a more round or football shape head alternate a round of sc with the enlarging rounds): sc in 3 sts, *2 sc in next, sc in next 4, 2 sc in next* sc in 9 sts, repeat between *s, sc in last 5 sts. (34 sts)
Rnd 6: sc in 3 sts, *2 sc in next, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next* sc in 9 sts, repeat between *s, sc in last 6 sts. (38 sts)
Rnds 7: sc in 3 sts, *2 sc in next, sc in next 8, 2 sc in next* sc in 9 sts, repeat between *s, sc in last 6 sts. (42 sts)
Rnd 8 (more rounds as needed): sc evenly
For a plain cap, sc around for Rnd 9 -or- to add the loop stitch across the front (to give her bangs):
Rnd 9: (I know it sounds off balance, but we’re not keeping the beginning stitch lined up if we don’t join and turn when working in the round. The first stitch very slowly spirals back from center, and we started off center. ) sc in 11, loop st in 12 sts, sc in 19 sts, st in next 2 sts, cut yarn long (so it blends in with the hair you’ll add next, or finish by weaving in end).
I’m aiming to have the cap reach from the front of her face dart to her hairline:
Weave yarn in at least a little to secure stitching!
Now put that wig on the doll’s head. Sew around the edge with a backstitch, I like to knot occasionally, and then tack down several places in the middle until you’re satisfied that no Destructomatic can easily pop her hair off.
And if the ornery kid wants pink hair, the first wig cap can go to another doll!
Next thing will be to decide on her hairstyle and latch-hook-style some hair on!