I’m not going to lie, Let It Go is on my current running playlist. It’s a great song from a wonderful movie but no one seems to love it as much as the under six crowd . . . Judging from my Facebook wall. Frozen is everywhere on my favorite sites from Etsy to Pinterest. Anna & Elsa are completely dominating the internets which has slowly worked into my brain.
So now you’re wonder why am I talking about f*cking Frozen and not some house project or delicious recipe. Here’s why– it’s craft time and craft time today entails crocheting your very own Elsa wig.
Full disclosure: this was not for me to wear but for someone in the under six crowd and to force Hazel to wear for a picture.
What You Will Need
- One skein Red Heart Yarn
- One smaller skein of a white silver yarn
- Crochet hook
- Snowflakes (I used scrapbooking stickers)
- Yarn needle
- Hot glue gun
- Sequin tiara
1. First I crocheted this cap. It took about an hour/ hour and a half. Red Lion no longer has the pattern I used available. You can use this one but either stop once you get to the second color (otherwise the cap will be too low) or test on your child before deciding how many more rows are needed.
4. Start wrapping your white yarn around it (about 12 times) to create a “hair ball.”
6. Tie one of the 8″ pieces of yarn on the end (opposite of where your yarn ends are.)
8. Set aside and repeat 11 more times.
Now comes the fun (and some homemade graphics.
9. You’re going to attach the 12 “hair balls” at each dot.
10. Starting at the front, open the hair ball and tie it to the cap on the underside using the 8″ threads. I found working with the cap on my knee helped manage the yarn. Also, work with the crochet hook to pull it through.
12. For the top of the “T”‘, I liked to work from the center out.
13. Now all your threads are hanging out on the inside. Using your crochet hook, pull them to the outside because they’ll get woven into the hair.
16. Tie your braid off and trim the ponytail end to look neat.
17. Laugh at your husband because he looks funny as Elsa.
18. Taking a long thread and the needle, start sewing the hair in place. I tried to work with sewing it into the braid or around the edge but you need to sew it in the back too.
Side note: don’t worry about people noticing the stitches because you can cover with snowflakes.
19. Attach tiara, I removed it from the headband and tied it to the cap.
20. Start glueing your snowflakes on.