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Tutorial to make Hair for an Amigurumi Doll

How to make beautiful hair. Part II

In this tutorial you can learn how to make the hair for a doll like in the photo below.

First you measure how long you want the hair to be. For this doll the hair is 12”  (31 cm) long; from the end on the left side to the end on the right side (see picture 1). Wind the yarn loosely and evenly around a 6” piece of card board until the card is filled (see picture 2), then cut across one edge (see picture 3), repeat as needed.

Draw a line on your doll’s head, starting from her forehead all the way over her head to middle back of head (or use pins, 1st pin on middle of forehead, 2nd pin on middle top of head, 3rd pin on middle back of head).
Hold 4 strands of yarn together, fold in half, sew on the line you’ve drawn earlier on your doll’s head using back stitch, starting from forehead to middle back of head. (see pictures below)

Hold 18 strands of yarn in the front together (right & left side) but make sure they lie neatly next to one another, sew on 2 sides of the face as in pictures below.

Take 6 strands from these 18 strands on both sides and tie them together on the back of head.

Take the rest and tie together on the back of head with colorful yarns.

Related tutorial: How to make beautiful hair. Part 1.


  1. Thank you so very very much for this tutorial. I often have a lot of trouble making hair on dolls, but this looks so simple but effective. I cannot wait to try it!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. I was just thinking of where to look for these instructions and found your blog.

  3. Wow! I can't stand to make dolls because of the time the hair takes. But shoot! The way you just explained it and made it so simple... well I just changed my mind! :) Thank you! Those were just WONDERFUL directions!


  4. Thanks for sharing this, I did not realize how easy it was!

  5. Where did you get the pattern for the doll?

  6. Hi there!

    Thank you sooooo much for this tutorial! I am about to finish a doll for one of my Aikido Sensei, he has a pony tail, and I was suffering because when I made one of these dolls for my husband, I attached each hair to the head... It took ages and became boring!

    I will use your idea right now!

    Paola :)

  7. I can't thank you enough for sharing this. I have been trying to work out a way to make the hair look just like this !

  8. I really like this method. It's by far the easiest to do. What method do you use for bangs? Use part of the 18 strands?


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