She has hair. Glorious auburn hair to be precise (although a certain Gilbert Blythe will insist on calling her carrots).
I started by stitching a hairline and part. I was planning on giving her a side braid so I placed her part off-centre.
I looped the yarn around the book itself and then cut one end to make sure it was all the same length.
Then I used a crochet hook to attach her hair.
I decided to add a few green stands in honour of Anne’s attempts at dying her hair.
Here she is with all her hair attached. Yes, she is under all of that!
It turns out that her hair was too thick to do a single braid, so I went with pigtails instead. Realistically, the red pigtails are more iconically ‘Anne’ anyway.
I absolutely loved working on this. I wasn’t particularly planning on making an Anne doll, but when I went into my stash I found the perfect shades of Knit Picks Palette yarn to make her (her skin is Oyster Heather and her hair is Autumn Heather, undergarments and streaks are Lichen).
Now I get to make her clothes. I think I’m going to try and recreate outfits from the novels/movies. It all depends on what’s in the stash!