Sunday, October 23, 2011

DIY Yarn Wig

My Short Chic is planning to be Princess Jasmine for Halloween.

My original plan was to dye her long hair with one of those spray cans that temporarily does the job. Then she cut her own hair (check that out here: Operating Without a License) and left me needing a back up plan.

So, I decided to make a yarn wig. Can't be hard right?

I gathered up some supplies:

  1. black yarn
  2. a frosting cap from my local beauty supply shop
  3. and a darning needle.

If you have never seen a frosting cap, they are simple plastic cap that has holes all over it. It came with a little visor and neck flap that I cut off. It also comes with ties to tie the cap under your chin. I have yet to decide if I am going to use these or not, so I have not cut them off.

The first step was to figure out how long the hair needed to be. Then double it. I was planning to go in one hole of the frosting cap and out another.  Luckily for me, my kitchen island was just the perfect width.  I taped one end down and wrapped the yarn, around and around, and around and around the island. Then I cut the yarn making it all one length.

Next, I threaded the yarn onto the darning needle. Put it in one hole of the cap and back out another.  I felt like too much of the plastic cap showed through so I tied a simple knot and moved on. I used some old embroidery skills to make sure I was using a running stitch.

Pull it through

tie a knot

It was not a difficult process. I was even able to pack it all up and take it with us on a recent road trip.

 She absolutely loves it! She is running around the house pretending to be Princess Jasmine and coming up with all kinds of cute things she will say when she is trick or treating.

Spookerrific Halloween Fun!  And the best part, it only cost me less than $6.00 to make her wig.

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  1. This is so cute! I have seen other ways to make wigs before, but never with a frosting cap. Genius! She looks great! I am a new follower from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Vicky from

  2. Thank you Vicky! And welcome!!!