My son is so excited to be Captain Hook for Halloween. He is a little obsessed with Captain Hook and pirates. He already has a Captain Hook costume from Grandma, but he really wanted long black hair to go with his costume. I didn't really want to buy a wig or spend a lot of money, so I decided to make a wig out of yarn.
I found some elastic I had laying around the house, sewed it together making a little headband to fit the crown of my son's head. Then I cut pieces of black yarn (about 2 ft long). I folded the yarn in half and held it over the elastic as shown in the picture-
Then I pulled the ends behind the elastic, up through the loop
Then pulled the ends down, so the yarn lays flat and there is a little knot at the bottom of the elastic
Repeated this process until I had a headband of yarn all the way around, except for the front. I constantly pushed the yarn closer together to make it nice and full.
(Used less than one skein of yarn)
Looks great under a bandana or pirate hat
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