Friday, July 29, 2022

Looking back


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!