I love when a project you imagine in your mind materializes just the way you want it to. I am so excited about this wig! It's a little bit ridiculous, but perfect for a Halloween costume.
Here's how I did it:
1. Measure your child's head from the middle of the forehead to the middle of the neck - ours was about 16 inches.
2. Cut out a base strip of felt 16 inches long, 2-3 inches wide. This will be the "spine" of the wig. (Preferably you should use the same color of felt as the color of your yarn, but I was too excited to start this project, and I didn't have red. So I used light blue. You can see mine is only 1.5 inches wide, but I think wider would be better.)
4. Center the hairs over the the spine.
7. As you go, press the yarn/hair flat and taut as you feed it into the sewing machine. Peal back the top felt piece as you go.
Believe it or not, her Jesse hat still fits even with all that hair. I will post pictures of the whole ensemble after Halloween.
You could easily make a Rapunzel wig using yellow yarn, leaving it super long. The two braids are ideal though because they help keep the wig on your head.
Another idea is to use the crispy side of Velcro as the spine. That may help it stay in place even better (or it may be too itchy). hmmmmm...