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Hallowen Inspiration: Troll Hair Two Different Ways

Really Big Troll Hair
 
This was an idea I came across online and once I saw it I knew I just had to make it! The tutorial for how to construct the hair can be found at: https://www.fleecefun.com/big-troll-hair-diy-easy-to-make.html 
Some notes about this tutorial:
  • I followed the directions used in this tutorial but instead of buying rolls of precut tulle, I just bought one large piece and cut the strips myself (see below for how much is needed).
  • The tutorial said to cut 50" long strips of the lighter weight tulle. Since the tulle we used was 54" long, I just used the entire width. 
  • Don't worry about making your strips perfect, if they are slightly crooked, wider or narrower, no one will be able to tell once all the strips are tied on.
  • When tying on the lighter weight pieces of tulle, I found it easiest to tie on half these strips and gather them up at the top as you do with the heavier tulle layer, and then tie on the final strips and gather these all together.
  • For a video on how to tie the tulle strips, watch this video: http://fabricana.com/blog-item/how-make-tutu-20 starting around the 1:45 mark.
 
Materials: 
  • 2 metres of heavier netting- cut into strips 10” by 36”. I used our #35000 weight which is 72” wide so I first cut the width of the fabric in half and then cut the 10" strips. 
  • 8.2 metres of lightweight tulle cut into 6” wide strips (see note above about using the full width of the fabric)
  • Enough of the stretch crochet headband to fit snugly around the person’s head
  • Small, clear elastic bands to gather the tulle at the top

 

Troll Hair on a Headband

This troll hair option works great for someone who may not want to wear a full headpiece. I saw a variety of different tutorials online to make this style of troll hair. This is how I made the one for our store. 

Materials:

  • Hard headband that is at least 1/2” wide. If you can't find the colour you are looking for, you can just wrap the headband in ribbon or paint it to your desired colour.
  • 1.5metres of tulle/netting cut into 6” wide by 22” long strips. I used a combination of a slightly heavier netting and tulle to give the ‘hair’ the ability to stand up more easily
  • Small, clear elastic bands to gather the tulle at the top
 
Instructions
  1. Cut your 6” by 22” strips of tulle. 
  2. Fold the tulle strip in half creating a loop. Place the loop end of the up strip underneath the headband and place the cut ends through the loop making sure to go over top of the band (your piece should now wrap around the headband). Gently pull to secure the tulle “knot”. Tip: don’t pull these knots too tightly or they won’t stand up as nicely. To see a visual of how to do this, watch our video http://fabricana.com/blog-item/no-sew-tutu from about the 2:25 mark (but you only need to fold your tulle strip in half once)
  3. Keep tying on strips until you are happy with the fullness. Secure the cut ends of tulle together with the small, clear elastics. 
 
 

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