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<p>I'm happily making my first Waldorf-style doll for my nearly four-year-old girl.  It's going well, but as I've been adding hair I'm becoming concerned that this thing has way too much hair!  How do you add hair (Dancing Rain Dolls technique with the crochet cap and latch hooking) for nice coverage with no bald spots and somewhat managable tresses?  Also, how many of you use mohair solely?  Does that work well enough, or does it mat?  Should I add other materials?</p>
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<p>It looks good to me. I'm no good with hair. How do you do a crocheted cap?</p>
 

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<p>It looks great!  </p>
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<p>I did one two years ago, and mine probably has "bald spots" but that is the beauty of the crocheted cap.  no spot is "bald."  I just put the hair in where it looked like it should go but there are many areas inside that are just the cap part.  I think that is the reason for it.  Think about the cabbage patch kids and how they had their bald areas.  To cover the whole head would be ridiculous.</p>
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<p>I think you are doing a great job!</p>
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<p>also, to answer your question, my doll has mostly mohair.  I got the blond hair mix from Dancing Rain so there are some pieces of boucle yarn and some thicker dreadlocky pieces.  but most of it is mohair.  </p>
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<p>and it still looks fabulous 2 years later.  did not matte or get messed up.</p>
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<p>Your doll is beautiful!!! I'm about to start my first one and I can't even imagine that it will look even half as good. Did you use a kit?</p>
 

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<p>No, no kit.  It's a Dancing Rain doll pattern, which seemed nice enough.  I'm fairly certain she's put her business on hold right now, though.  I recommend getting a kit from Weir Crafts.  After wasting time getting materials at a few different places, I now think it is easier and more economical to make your first doll (because there will be more!) with a kit.  Also there are amazing tutorials out there. It just takes some searching. </p>
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<p>Thanks for the kind words!  And good luck to you!</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the response and the encouragement.  I ended up moving a lot of the hair at the nape of the neck on to the top.  It's still a little baldish, but it's also still a lot of hair!  I blened in some thinner silk/mohair yarn which looks nice and adds some more hair without adding more bulk. It was suggested she be named "Harriet."  Ha!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BethSLP</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281584/is-this-normal-waldorf-hair-aka-why-does-my-doll-look-like-cousin-it#post_16081392"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>It looks great!  </p>
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<p>I did one two years ago, and mine probably has "bald spots" but that is the beauty of the crocheted cap.  no spot is "bald."  I just put the hair in where it looked like it should go but there are many areas inside that are just the cap part.  I think that is the reason for it.  Think about the cabbage patch kids and how they had their bald areas.  To cover the whole head would be ridiculous.</p>
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<p>I think you are doing a great job!</p>
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<p>XOXO</p>
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