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Here's another suggestion. I sort of made this up when I made DD's doll because i don't have a sewing machine, either! It came out great - I did braids, too.
Crochet one really long chain, long enough to make a spiral to cover the whole scalp, like a cap. Stitch it down, and then use a crochet hook to thread indivdual strands all around the hairline and in two rows down either side of where you want your center "part" between the braids. I used a latch-hook sort of technique, doubling a strand, pulling the loop through the stitched-down chain, and then pulling the two loose ends through the loop. I hope this makes sense - it's hard to describe in words.
You can make hair all over the head if you want, but I found that just making a circle around the hairline and two rows down the center was enough to gather into tow braids with a center part.
PM me if this is confusing!