Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Curling Yarn Hair

Here's an easy way to curl yarn to make curly hair for dolls!

All you need is yarn, a metal knitting needle, and an oven.
(I've only used acrylic yarn for this, so I'm not sure if it would work would other yarns.)

FIRST, wind your yarn tightly around the knitting needle.

Next, put your needle(s) on a baking sheet, into the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees F
 Then, simply unwind the curly goodness!
 Voila! Curly hair!  If you only have one or two needles, it'll take you a while to get a good-sized pile like this, but it's so simple, it's almost no work for you.

Now all you have to do is sew it onto a cute doll you made! So cute!


  1. What a cute idea! I wonder if you could also use a hair dryer for the same effect?

  2. I'm seeing a Merida doll in my future ...

  3. I love this idea! And I have a lot of metal knitting needles, thanks to my grandma!

  4. Have you found that the curls last? Or do they relax after a while?

    1. They've lasted for me! And mine have gotten played with/pulled/etc quite a bit!

    2. Would the curls last if it got wet? I'm wanting to give a doll I'm making lots of curls. I love curls !

  5. I actually don't know! I haven't really ever gotten them wet. I suppose they would be fine, unless you stretched them out while they were wet.