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This year we did an Descendants 2 theme and my daughter was Mal. We just bought her Mal costume but it didn’t come with a wig. She cannot stand having a freak wig on, the hair just itches her and she just doesn’t like it. She needed to have purple hair, so I made her a wig out of yarn. The yarn is a lot softer and looks super cute on her!
This is how I made it. I used some pretty purple yarn and then a little beanie for the wig. Also I used a yarn needle.
I then put the beanie on her and marked where the middle of her hair was and her hairline.
For the hair, I threaded the yarn in the needle. The length of the yarn is going to be as long as you want and then times by 4. So if you want the hair to be 12 inches, then you will cut the yarn to be 48 inches. I then put the yarn into the hat and pull it until it was about the length I want the wig to be.
I then tied the yarn into a knot and then put the needle through the hat, so for each strand of yarn, there will be 4 pieces of “hair”.
I worked on the top of the head and then when I worked on the bangs. I did it the same way but just used a shorter piece of yarn.
I then cut the hat around the hair line then sewed around it, to keep the hat together.
I then continued working on the wig until it was full.
And that’s it! Isn’t she adorable?
I love how it turned out and how it looks with her Mal costume.