Monday, November 11, 2013
Move-able head for knit dolls
I love making dolls with move-able heads. It is a technique I learned from the cloth doll making community, and have applied to crochet dolls. It is a technique that works well with crochet; crochet creates a sturdy fabric that is perfect for three dimensional objects like dolls.
Will this work with knitted dolls? The answer is yes, if you stabilize the neck. I used Fiona McDonald's travel doll to work out the details, and have a picture tutorial of the process on my photo share site, ipernity. Here is a link to the tutorial:
Knit doll head joint tutorial
And for completeness sake, here is the link for the tutorial for crochet dolls:
Crochet doll head joint tutorial
You may need to alter your pattern to create the doll head and torso separately. Give it a try! You're sure to be pleased with the result :-)