I take the spun wool that I am going to be using for my dolls hair and lay a few strand across the top of her head along the seam. This determines how long you have to cut the yarn. I then cut anywhere from 4 to 10 strands….all depending on how thick I want her hair to appear.
Then I place a few strands of embroidery floss the same shade or as close to it as possible thru her head. This will be used to secure the yarn in place.I place a strand in the middle(to hold bangs) and then one on either side where I will hold the pigtail.
If you don’t wish her to have bangs…..then you will only need to have the two strands on the far sides to hold the pigtails in place.
I place my strands of spun wool and I tie the embroidery floss very tightly into a knot around the wool. I give the wool a slight tug and hold it firmly down while I tie the floss on the other side.
For her bangs……I take a few strands of the spun wool and cut them a bit shorter. I then use the floss in the middle to wrap around and tie a tight knot.
The strands hang forward and give the doll the appearance of having bangs.
Submitted by… Tracy(Cedara)Dunn of http://www.thrutheatticdoor.com