How to Add Big Hair to Your Knit Doll

Doll Hair Technique Quick Video Tutorial

Big Hair Knit Doll

I love big hair on my dolls, in fact the puffier the better. If you’re like me then I have a great video tutorial for you. It’s quick and easy just 5 minutes and you’re off to make your knit doll look fabulous.

By the way,  this is an excellent way to recycle yarn scarps. First you use some to stuff the doll then use the rest for awesome wild hair.  I love it when nothing is wasted.

Note that you don’t need any experience and you can do this any knit doll new or previously knitted. One thing I do want you to keep in mind is that although the video is quick the project is not. Personally I found the task therapeutic.

Big Hair Supplies Needed

Big Hair Loom Knit Clown Doll

Your have the option to leave the strands like Wholly the Comfort Doll Clown on the picture above or to unravel the strands for a puffier look like Coco in the feature picture. The puffier look does require that you use a multi-ply type of yarn. I usually use Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Simply Soft depending on the look I’m trying to achieve or the recipient. Simply Soft really is much softer and has a bit of a sheen that I think gives the doll a more upscale look. Either way both brands of yarn are 4-ply.

Yarn: Should be 2-ply or 4-ply

Hook: Crochet hook 

Scissors: Sharp Micro Tip 

Doll Patterns: Wholly, Coco (Coming Soon)


Big Hair for Your Doll Video

This video is mostly on how to add the hair, to cut it just think about how you cut a pom-pom into shape. I have an oldy but goody on how to do that: Click HERE




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Comments: 14

  1. Peppy June 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Denise, you are so right, just had a sudden inspiration and I think I can do it, cross your fingers for me- will be trying to make a Princess Poppy Troll doll! Thanks!!!!!

    • Denise Canela June 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      You are VERY welcome my friend !

  2. Peppy June 11, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Denise, any idea how I would create a troll doll for my granddaughter??? Especially the hair, I wonder if anyone has tried to loom knit one, if so PLEASE post a picture, I would LOVE to see one, thanks- just throwing out an idea for our loomers! And Denise, you are fantastic, keep up the super work! Biggest hugs!!!!

    • Denise Canela June 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Hey Peppy – follow the Tiny Doll pattern – add Coco’s hair – should work.

  3. Mary June 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    When do you think the video of Coco cupcake skirt will be out. so good!!

    • Denise Canela June 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks for asking Mary. Still have a few more clips and then the voice- over. Maybe 1 1/2 weeks – unless I have supernatural intervention – thinking positive.

  4. Kelli June 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Denise,
    You said a video on “Coco” is coming soon? I can’t wait….she is adorable!!!!

    • Denise Canela June 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks Kelli!

      • Kelli June 10, 2017 at 2:24 pm

        Have you written books on loom knitting? If so, name please and where can they be purchased?

        • Denise Canela June 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

          I have a few e-Book on Amazon – should have some paperback by November 2017 : Click HERE

          • Kelli June 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm

            I will get them all……. my granddaughters are loving loom knitting as well.
            Thank you!
            PS…..I only buy E-Books!

            • Denise Canela June 13, 2017 at 9:35 pm

              Thank you Girlfriend !!! Love knowing the youngins are liking the art – AWESOME !

  5. Angee June 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    What size crotech hook did you use?

    • Denise Canela June 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Angee – The hook is a size 4 / 3.50 MM

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