Michelle-The pattern I had did do that. It said to use 2 strips of 4" wide wool, crisscross them over the head and let the tails hang down. I am curious to use wool, b/c the polyfill compressed down to nothing when I did this, hence wobble head. So I will either make a thicker tail, or the point will be moot. We'll see.
I did use string to make the eye-line, but I think I wound the head a little too tight and it doesn't really show, again hard to tell with the polyfill. Also, my attempt at a mouth was pretty interesting and that made the lower face suck in (pulling tight on the thread) so that also kept the eyeline from showing.
I did check out weirdolls, BTW, but since I was making 4 dolls, the gauze tubing was a better price at magic cabin (5 yds for $5.95 as opposed to a flat $1.25/yd) and their wool was cheaper. Magic cabin's skin was only more expensive by $1/yd, so I went with them. I think weir is where I got the tip for using dental floss, though. Children's floss might work better, mine is waxed glide and really thin and small, perhaps another contributing factor to the invisibility of my eyeline.
I also made the arms a little too long, but hey, when you are crazy hair man, everything about you is a little strange! (Just want to reiterate that I am REALLY glad I made a prototype). Oh, my bro (18 yr) lives with us and said he thought crazy hair man's hair was so soft he was going to sleep with him last night. He didn't, but it was still fun. I told him I'd make the doll a little black outfit (my bro is a heavy metal guy) for him.
Aside from the little things, I am really impressed with my free pattern. The supplies are expensive enough, I am really glad I don't have to buy a pattern to get good results. Oh, and in case anyone is interested, I found the pattern by following a link on the official Waldorf webpage so obviously they don't have a problem with giving it away for free, which kind of irritates me that other people make you buy it (the link didn't work so I had to run a search on the website it linked to, but it was there).
I know I am babbling, but this is so much fun! If I had known it could be so affordable and interesting, I would have started making them a long time ago.
Thanks for all the advice and support!