For everyone who has ever wanted a Hitty doll of their own, but could not wrap their mind around carving one, my friend Joyce has created a crochet version of this beloved travel doll.
Joyce was inspired by the Knit-Along on the Hitty's Knitty's yahoo group, but her prefered medium for doll creation is crochet, so she took on the challenge of creating Hitty with hooks, instead of needles.
As you can see, Hitty Joy is just under 6 1/2 inches tall, crocheted with fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Palette) and a size 1 and 2 steel hooks (2.25mm to 2.75mm).
She has a simply embroidered face, and a move-able head. This is a great way to add more personality to your doll.
The limbs are stuffed with pipe cleaners, and the body and head with fiberfill or wool batting.
And best of all, a wig cap for her hair! You can make a traditional Hitty style wig, or come up with your very own concoction. Joyce includes a pattern for making this ringlet style wig, or you can find a more traditional wig pattern for your Hitty here:
Clothespeg Hitty Wig
And a drumroll please for:
Hitty, A Crochet Doll
Thank you, Joyce, for sharing your doll and your considerable talent with us!
2/25/2017 Please Note! The pattern for crochet Hitty has been updated to correct a couple of minor errors. If you downloaded the pattern yesterday, please download the new one!