Five years ago, my friend Joyce created a pattern to make a Hitty from crochet. Between the two of us, we made dozens of dolls, with wardrobes and accessories and keepsake boxes. It was great doll fun.
Fast forward. A few days ago someone asked me for these patterns, and she was directed to the blog posts that contained them. As I scrolled through the posts, I was reminded of all these wonderful dolls, our enjoyment, and also of so much that both Joyce and I have learned in the way of dollmaking techniques since this pattern was first created.
So I went back to the pattern, and tweaked it with some updates, added options for leg and arm attachment; made the torso and head as one piece, with a stabilized head that won't wobble and isn't made in two pieces.
I changed the yarn from fingering to dk weight (a concession to my ageing eyes). So here she is, all of six inches tall, along with a simple outfit made of cotton dk yarn. If you are not a carver, now you can crochet your own Hitty!
Swing and Jointed Leg Hitty pattern
Undies, A-line dress, and Sunhat
Enjoy the crochet!