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Loose curls for amigurumi doll

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Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm making a doll right now which I want to have loose curls. Various articles says to curl the yarn around something then use glue to keep it in place. Bit hesitant to do that as I would imagine that would leave the "hair" feeling rock hard. I was thinking the best idea would be to split the yarn but not sure if the wisps would stay. What would you say would be the best option? 

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what fiber is the yarn?   

I wonder if hairspray would work?  It should hold shape at least for a while but if the doll will be played with, hairspray will lose its hold when the hair gets scrunched.  

however I don't think white glue will make the hair rock hard, it should still have a little flexibility.  you might look in a craft store or online for the newest fabric stiffeners, maybe some are more flexible than others.  

whatever you use you will need to experiment with, before using it on the doll, to be sure you like the results.    

ant his is interesting but i don't know if any of these were long lasting https://www.buddyrumi.com/blog/2013/3/29/light-bulb-curly-hair-with-acrylic-yarn.html

A different look can be achieved by crocheting "ringlets"---it is very easy to make a crocheted spiral.  here is one reference https://www.1dogwoof.com/crochet-curly-cue-sampler/    as shown, you can vary the stitches to change your curls, vary the heights and also vary the placement---the number of incs per chain.  and this blog describes a way to attach the curls   http://www.thefriendlyredfox.com/2016/09/how-to-attach-hair-to-crochet-doll.html    

 

 

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I was going to suggest heat if acrylic, but it looks like Magiccrochetfan's links beat me to it.  I wonder if playing with degrees of lesser heat would give results a little less telephone-cord-looking; or perhaps wrapping it a little less close together on the needle, or bigger diameter needles.  Also, for hair I think I'd pick fingering weight to start with, or perhaps unplying the heavier yarn after heating it.

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