Zoya Ballerina crochet doll with hair cap and bun sewed on

Good morning! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are now ready for Part 4 of our ballerina crochet doll. Today, we will be making the hair cap, hair bun, and sewing them both onto our ballerina crochet dolls.

You should already have the legs, body, and head ready for your amigurumi ballerina crochet doll at this point. If you’re just joining us for the first time today, please first go to:

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms and crocheted in continuous rounds, except where specified otherwise.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

BLO: back loops only

HDC: Half double crochet

HDC INC: two HDC in the same stitch

Method

Hair Cap

Use hair colour yarn

Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)

Round 8: (6 SC, INC) six times (48)

Round 9-15 (7 rounds): SC around (48)

Note: The hair cap width can vary based on the yarn that you’re using so try it onto your doll’s head and see if you want to increase or decrease rounds here before working on the final round.

Round 16:  The hair cap instructions for this round can be confusing so I’m going to break them down into sections. Please note that the next section of bullet points are all for Round 16 of the hair cap:

  • First we will begin by making eight bangs in the front of the head: [Chain 5, starting from the second chain on the hook, 4 sl st back down the chain, slip stitch in the next SC in the hair cap]. Repeat until you have a total of eight bangs.
  •  40 SC

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto head. Put one stitch into each of the bangs on the doll’s forehead while you are sewing to keep them in place. 

Hair bun

Use hair colour yarn. We will be working in BLO for the bun.

Round 1: 6 SC in a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC six times in BLO (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times in BLO (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times in BLO (24)

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times in BLO (30)

Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times in BLO (36)

Round 7-9 (3 rounds): SC around in BLO (36)

Round 10: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times in BLO (30)

Round 11: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times in BLO (24)

Round 12: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times in BLO (18)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Stuff the bun and sew it on.

See Part 5 here.

That’s all for today! We will see you on Wednesday for Part 5. Hope you’re having a good week and don’t forget to share your progress on your ballerina crochet dolls on our Facebook group or on Instagram, tagging us @chaicoffeecrochet and using the hashtag #chaicoffeecrochetCAL

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