These accessories perfectly compliment the mermaids I have been designing and crocheting for my Under the Sea pattern collection for my shop, and would be fun for other fashion doll outfits too.
Completely customizable! Super quick and easy! Mix and match two hair accessory types with two unique motifs. Then pair them with beads and/or flare for even more spectacular variations...
Mermaid Hair Accessory Types
The headbands can be adjusted for all of the fashion doll sizes, including Barbie, Skipper (teen), Stacey (tween), Chelsea (girl), Kelly (child), Nikki (toddler), Krissy (baby) and Newborn.
See here 4 Starfish Headbands (left / first) and 4 Sea Flower Headbands (right / second)...
The toddler and baby doll sizes have painted or little bits of hair rather than a full head of proper hair, which means the hair picks would not work for them. Not to mention, it is not the type of accessory that is suited for youngins.
Nevertheless, they are great fun for the other dolls, and have the added effect of looking like a starfish or sea flower is stuck on their hair like for mermaids in film!
See here 4 Sea Flower Hair Picks (left / first) and 4 Starfish Hair Picks (right / second)...
Mermaid Hair Accessory Motifs
Both motifs come in three sizes (large, small, tiny), and all variations can be made without or with one or five beads.
This gives you 6 motifs without beads and when paired with the all of the variations, roughly 12 unique hair accessories for each motif size!
One of the best parts of these motifs is you can choose not to weave in the tails! Leaving the tails as they are adds an extra bit of flare. Plus, I love not having to weave in ends, especially on such small pieces as these. Who's with me?!
Additionally, the starfish and sea flower motifs can be crocheted on their own in any yarn weight, which in turn, can be used in other crochet projects as appliqués.
These motif patterns will also be made available separately for free on the blog this week!
Starfish Motif Sizes:
- Large: Cotton Thread - 1“ (2.5 cm).; Sport Yarn - 2“ (5 cm).
- Small: Cotton Thread - ⅞“ (2.25 cm); Sport Yarn - 1 ¾“ (4.5 cm).
- Tiny: Cotton Thread - ⅝“ (1.5 cm); Sport Yarn - 1 ½“ (3.8 cm).
Sea Flower Motif Sizes:
- Large: Cotton Thread - ⅞“ (2.25 cm); Sport Yarn - 1 ¾“ (4.5 cm).
- Small: Cotton Thread - ¾“ (2 cm); Sport Yarn - 1 ½“ (3.8 cm).
- Tiny: Cotton Thread - ½“ (1 cm); Sport Yarn - 1“ (3 cm).
Here are all of the starfish and sea flower motifs in relation to each other when crocheted in cotton thread size 10 (large motifs - top, small motifs - sides, tiny motifs - bottom; starfish - left, sea flower - right)...
Mermaid Fashion Doll Hair Accessory Variations
Here are 9 mermaid hair accessories that match the 9 brassieres for the 11 ½" fashion dolls!
Each of these use the larger motifs.
Here are 9 mermaid hair accessories that match the 9 brassieres (preview is coming soon) that were designed for the teen 9 ¾" fashion dolls!
Each of these also use the larger motifs.
Here are 9 mermaid hair accessories that match the 9 brassieres (preview is coming soon) that were designed for the child fashion dolls!
Each of these use the small motifs.
Thank you Margie E. for testing the motifs, Reshanda E. for testing the motifs with the hair accessories, and thank you Margie E. and Theresa P. for helping me tech edit these patterns!
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What do you think of these fashion doll mermaid hair accessories? Will you be making some of these soon too?