If you’re familiar with the household classic, the cabbage patch kids, then you just may like the wigs that came on top of their heads. The cabbage patch-inspired wig has quite become a trend in baby fashion.
My name is Tee, and I used to have a cabbage patch wig when I was much younger. I’ve always been fascinated with them, especially the hat-like wigs they come in. After countless tutorials on how to make wigs, I’ve become a pro at making them. And I’m about to share that knowledge with you.
In this article, I’ll hold you by the hand and show you how to make a cabbage patch wig. Take a ride with me!
Before you begin the process, here are the materials you need to have.
- Tapestry needle
- Size H(or 6mm) crochet hook
- Stitch counter
- Safety pins
- Any yarn of your color
- A beanie (used as an underlay)
- Thin felts
Here are the basic steps to follow for a smooth outcome.
Step 1: Create Some Loops
The beanie would be used as an underlay. It will be underneath the cabbage patch wig, and you can use any color. Make sure that the beanie is a similar color to the yarn so it perfectly blends. Create loops by wrapping some yarn around your first two fingers, then tie them at the bottom.
Do about 15 to 30 of this, depending on how full you want the bangs to be at the front.
Step 2: Attach to the Felt
Then glue all the knotted ends onto a piece of felt with some space between them. After, make sure that the felt covers the front base of the beanie (not to the back, just the front, and like 3 inches tall).
Glue a piece of felt to the base of the beanie. Then poke the loops through the opposite side. For more defined bangs, attach them on about 3 to 4 rows at the bottom of the beanie, and you may use about 10 to 15 loops per row, depending on how full you want it to be.
Step 3: Make the Hair
Now it’s time to create pieces of hair. You’ll use the yarn to make this, and the length of the yarn simply depends on how short or long you want your cabbage patch to be. The average size is 15 to 20 inches.
Wrap the yarn around a book or object with a compact dimension in mind. This helps to create a lot of long strands quickly.
Cut them off with scissors and loop each of them through the top of the beanie. Do this by folding the pieces of yarn in half, knot in the center, then dividing the yarn into threes and starting braiding.
Step 4: Attach the Hair
Attach the strands to a new piece of felt, create the part you want to fix it on, or leave it as a free-fall if you prefer. Start from the middle of the beanie or slightly above the initial bangs and the edges.
Repeat this step until there’s no more space on the beanie. Or better still, depending on how full you want the wig to be. Pull the strands together and braid them or leave them as pigtails. Then use a small piece of yarn to tie the bottom of each braid.
Also, another method for this step is to braid before attaching them to the beanie, then secure them with pins first to see how you want them to align or how you’d like the placement to be. Then with your needle and thread, you can start stitching each piece from the inside out.
Step 5: Choose a Hairstyle
You can skip this step if you prefer your cabbage patch wig in a ‘free fall’ kind of style. And if you don’t, you can braid the hair into pigtails or tie at two or three places. Also, fill in any bald spots or spaces in between strands. Then cut off any excess strands and ensure that all the strands are proportional and well-aligned.
Step 6: Attach the Ribbon
Voila! Your cabbage patch wig is almost ready. What is left now is to attach a ribbon of your choice to the front of the bangs. It gives that totally complete look. Although, this is purely optional, and you may decide not to go ahead with it.
Here are precise answers to some questions that may pop up while making a cabbage patch wig.
Can Adults Wear Cabbage Patch Wigs?
Definitely, adults are not left out of the fun. There are adult-themed inspired cabbage patch wigs as well. You just need to make some modifications if you wish. Maybe leaving the braids without turning them into pigtails.
Can You Make a Cabbage Patch Wig Without Sewing?
Yes. That’s where glue comes in. When creating the loops, round off the ends by gluing them together. Afterward, glue the loops to a thin strip of felt, then glue the felt to the beanie. This is most possible for the bangs and could be a bit difficult for the entire body of the cabbage patch wig.
Is it Compulsory I Use a Beanie?
Totally not compulsory. Beanies are often a go-to option because they save time and make the process much easier. However, if you’d like to start from scratch, all you have to do is note the head circumference the wig is intended for, then make a crotchet bucket-like hat with the yarn.
After making that, then you can proceed with making the loops and creating your wig.
Drum rolls! Well, there you have it. Your cabbage patch wig shouldn’t be so difficult to make with this piece of information. Try this blueprint out, and let us know how it goes in the comment section below. Stay blessed!