Brave Merida Costume Wig
October 2, 2015
October 3, 2015

Brave Merida Costume Wig

Project info
my son, Liam
Hooks & yarn
9.0 mm (M/N)
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids

My son wants to be Merida from the Disney/Pixar movie Brave for Halloween 2015.

He wasn’t pleased with the selection of Merida dresses out there - they looked way too froofy and girly compared to the plain dresses that Merida actually wore in the movie. My son wanted to look like the Merida he knows from the movie, not the over-princessed version of the dress-up costumes Disney sells, so I started crocheting.

Want More Info about the Dress?
This project page is just about the wig of the costume, and the Merida dress has its own separate project page HERE.

To Make the Wig
I did a basic child HDC beanie using a size H hook. Then I crocheted 50+ coils loosely using an M hook, equally dividing it about 25 coils in Fire Red and 25 coils in Cranberry and alternating them around the hat when attaching to give the hair more realistic, varied tones.

Most coils were 50 chains long. Some were 60 chains. The few closer to the side of his head were 40 chains long, and then I decided he needed to have bangs just so he wasn’t constantly pushing the “hair” out of his face. The coils for the bangs are 20 chains long.

I alternated between the two shades of red when attaching and layered the coils as I went, giving them a center part and then finishing up with the shorter pieces in front. The 60 ch coils were used to make the part and were on “top” and the 50 ch coils were layered underneath and further down on the hat. I went in later and further secured the coils down along the brim of the hat, too (instead of just where they attached at the center part of the scalp) so that the hair would lay a certain way and not get too tangled.


I forgot to mention how I made the coils - I would start by doing 3 HDC in the 3rd ch from the hook, then 1 HDC in each of the next 3 chs. Then repeat! 3 HDC in the next ch, then 1 HDC in each of the next 3 all the way up.

If the numbers don’t end up working out perfectly as you get to the top of the coil, that’s okay - you’ve got a lot of wiggle room when it comes to making curls. :) Make adjustments as you see fit!

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October 2, 2015
October 3, 2015
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Hobby Lobby
100% Acrylic
355 yards / 199 grams

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  • Project created: September 30, 2015
  • Finished: September 30, 2015
  • Updated: November 1, 2015