Thought I would turn my hand to knitting dolls this month, especially as the Women’s Weekly group are running a Doll KAL throughout the months of July and August. So finished Katie at the weekend.
The pattern is from Twins Ela & Ala who do make some of the cutest toys. She is my favourite doll from the ones I have made so far, largely because the hair was a pleasure to do, may not be a fancy hairdo but it is neat! One of the best things about this pattern is the hair is knitted as a scull cap and stitched on to the stuffed head, then long pieces of matching yarn are attached to create plaits or pig tails.
The doll and clothes were all knitted in DK on 4mm needles, a good project to use up odd balls of yarn lefover from other projects. I chose yellow and lilac to give her a bright clean look and a dark brown for the hair.
She measures 13″ from head to toe and 6″ in a sitting position. Hands legs and head are all knitted seperately and attached, bit of a squeese getting the dress over her head, if I make another doll from this pattern I may make a button fastening on the dress.
Little girls love dressing and undressing dolls so it would make life easier, and as the dress was a quick knit one or two extra dresses would give little Katie more play value! A cardigan is always a useful addition to the wardrobe so knitted her an accompanying jacket.
So all dressed up with ribbons in her hair she is ready to enjoy a day out.