Thursday, February 22, 2018

Homemade Wig

William's class was doing a Wax Museum and he needed to dress up as the person he picked, so I needed to make him a wig.

I crocheted a base made to fit Will's head. I used only the front loops so I could attach the hair to the other loop.

I wrapped yarn around a notebook I had and cut it along one side:

I ended up with pieces about 7" long

I attached the yarn in every other loop: 

Originally, I was going to make all the yarn gray, but looking at pictures, I realized that he had darker hair at the bottom and lighter hair at the top, so I used three kinds of yarn.

The next step was to separate all the yarn into the individual plies:

Next, I brushed the yarn:

We ended up with a lot of fluff that brushed out:

The final step was to iron the hair:

Some comparison shots:


Dorothy Woodard said...

A very well done project for mom. You should post a picture of Will sitting by his poster of info.

Becky Dempsey said...

I am doing a separate blog post about the Wax museum on Saturday.