This pretty, little Rapunzel wig is not only great for Halloween, but also for everyday imaginative play.
Commentors have had great ideas: change the color to red & and put in two braids and you have Jessie from Toy Story. Style with two pigtails and you’ve got a cute rag doll. Change the color of yarn to blue or pink or purple with sparkles and style a fun fairy wig. The possibilities are endless!
2 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn in Daytona Yellow
1 skein Martha Stewart Craft Glitter Lash Yarn in Florentine Gold
1 pair thick, children’s tights
1 piece of felt: 1″x7″
Try on tights. Make sure the fit very snug around head. The wig is rather heavy when finished. Mark top of head for wig cap.
Cut tights along mark.
Sew cut edge of tights with right sides together.
Turn right side out. This will be the wig cap.
Cut all skeins of yarn into 120″ lengths. This length made a 44″ wig (measured from forehead down back). You could make a longer one, but be aware that this wig is already heavy, adding more length will make it even heavier and harder to stay put on a child’s head.
Find the center of yarn pieces. Layer Glitter Lash with Hometown USA yarn and sew to felt strip at center point (60″ of yarn on each side).
Keep sewing yarn to felt piece until you’ve covered 6″-7″ of the felt strip and used all the cut yarn. Trim any extra felt.
Match center of felt hair piece and center of wig cap and pin in place.
Machine or hand stitch down center “part” letting 60″ of yarn hair to fall on each side.
Try wig on child (or substitute male child if “Rapunzel” happens to be at school). Arrange hair on cap and braid.
Tie off braid and trim ends to even.
Place wig on a small ball or head form (I used my son’s soldier helmet) and tack yarn hair to wig cap where needed.
Pick out some silk flowers (these are leftover from my days of children’s party dress designing, but I’ve had luck finding them at the dollar store and the thrift store).
Using a hot glue gun, tack flowers in place.
Try on and enjoy!
DISCLOSURE: While Lion Brand Yarn provided me with the yarn to complete this project all opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
This tutorial & the project created is for personal use only & not for commercial use.