DIY 17: Disney Frozen Elsa & Anna Yarn Wig Hair

Frozen

When the animated film “Frozen” was released last year, no one expected it to become a worldwide juggernaut. “Frozen,” which earned more than $1.2 billion at the box office, is not only the first “princess” movie to make the list of top 10 grossing animated films, even more astonishingly, it is also the No. 1 animated film of all time. Little girls have long been drawn to princesses. My twins were born, the same year the movie was released (2013) and have literally grown up watching the movie. My twins now almost 5, enjoy re-enacting the scene when it comes on and that they never change characters; one twin always plays Elsa, and the other plays Anna. From their dramatic positions on the floor to their giggling while they run around, the twins are spot-on. Hence this summer I wanted to give them a little surprise by making these Elsa-Anna crochet wigs made of beautiful yarn.

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There are variety of ways by which you can make the wigs, like partial beanie hat with the fringe having the yarn hair or whole set of yarn hair. In any case you will need a simple knit beanie hat which you can knit on your own or buy from a store. I made my own beanie hat using double stitch crochet, which is very easy sticth to hook up the hair. Make sure the hat is a bit loose and the knots are not too tight.

Things you will need:

  • Yarn: I have used 100% 8 ply acrylic yarn for the whole project. You will require about 250-350 yards for each wig. The colours can vary according to your taste. My daughter wanted an off-white colour for her Elsa wig instead of white. I have used a dark brown colour for the Anna wig.
  • 6 mm crochet hooks
  • Hot glue gun

The following is pattern for a simple Beanie for sizes 3 years to pre-teens: (courtesy: http://www.happyberry.co.uk)

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  • Round 1: Ch5, sl st in ch1 to form a loop, crochet 12dc into loop – (12)
  • Round 2: Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join – (24)
  • Round 3: Ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join – (36)
  • Round 4: Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join – (48)
  • Round 5: Ch2, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st in top of 2ch to join – (54)
  • Rounds 6 – 18: Ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join – (54) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

The weaving for Elsa Wig: (courtesy: http://www.naztazia.com)

  • Cut the yarn in 150 strands each of 75 inches long
  • Take 4 strands for each weave.
  • Weave along the fringe/brim of the beanie hat.
  • Take all the hair behind to make a braid or a French plait
  • Use hot glue gun to keep all the stand in place
  • You can make some wispy fringe of bangs in the front to frame the face.
  • Decorate with blue sparkles.Slide12

The weaving for Anna Wig: (courtesy: http://www.naztazia.com)

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  • Cut the yarn in 150 strands each of 75 inches long
  • Take 4 strands for each weave.
  • Weave along the centre of the beanie hat as shown in the picture.Slide10
  • Divide the strands (two on each side) to make 2 braids
  • Use hot glue gun to keep all the stand in place
  • Add a white/off white strand on the right side.
  • Add some wispy fringe of bangs in the front to frame the face.Slide11

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