Friday, August 1, 2014

Bow Holder

I worked this pattern up several months ago but things have been nuts around here so I am only just getting around to posing it.

I've been all about wearing flowers in my hair lately, I think my Bettie Page bangs influencing me. We don't have much room to store things in our little old house so I designed this to put my clips on. I remember having something like this when I was a child only the face was painted wood.





What you need:
Worsted weight yarn in skin and hair color
Size F (3.75mm) hook
2 12mm safety eyes
Polyester fiber fill
Yarn needle
Scissors

Head:
skin color
work in continuous rows


  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 st
  • Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 12 *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 72 st
  • Rounds 13-17: sc in each sc around -72 st
  • Round 18: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 19 *sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 20: *sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 21:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Set eyes between rows 17 and 18
  • Round 22:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 36 st 
  • Round 23:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 30 st 
  • Round 24:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 24 st 
  • Round 25:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 18 st 
  • Round 26:*sc2tog, sc in each of next 1 sts, rep from * around - 12 st 
  • Round 27:*sc2tog around - 6 st
  • Finish off and weave in ends

Nose:
skin color
work in continuous rows
  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 8 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: sc in each sc around -8 st
Sew nose just under eyes. Tie off and weave in ends.


Hair:
hair color
work in continuous rows

  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around - 24 st
  • Round 5: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * around - 30 st
  • Round 6: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, rep from * around - 36 st
  • Round 7: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * around - 42 st
  • Round 8: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * around - 48 st
  • Round 9: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * around - 54 st
  • Round 10: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts, rep from * around - 60 st
  • Round 11: *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, rep from * around - 66 st
  • Round 12 *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * around - 72 st
  • Finish off leaving a long tail to sew hair to head


Cut 66 four to six foot long strands of hair color. Double and hatch hook each one into a stitch (along the bottom) leaving a gap of 12 stitches in the front.



Photos from Lassie Wig
You can choose to sew the hair to the head now or you may wish to braid it first (I braided it after I sewed it on).  Split hair into two parts and braid into pigtails, tie small lengths of yarn around ends of pigtails to secure them. Trim ends.

Loop a small strand of yarn through top of head for hanger.

These make great gifts for little girls and big girls alike.

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