Knitting & Crochet

Knit an Audrey Hepburn doll

By: Carol Meldrum

Author: Canadian Living

Knitting & Crochet

Knit an Audrey Hepburn doll

By: Carol Meldrum

Materials
Doll

Wool Cotton by Rowan, approx 122 yd/50 g ball (50% wool/50% cotton): 1 ball in Ecru 900 (MC)
Cotton Glace by Rowan, approx 127 yd/50 g ball (100% cotton): 1 ball in Black 727 (A)
4-ply Soft by Rowan, approx 127 yd/50 g ball (100% merino wool): 1 ball in Espresso 389 (B)
KidSilk Haze by Rowan, approx 229 yd/25 g ball (70% kid mohair, 30% silk): 1 ball in Villain 389 (C)
• Pair of US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 6 (4 mm) needles

Outfit
• Piece black felt 10 x 10 ins (25 x 25 cm)
• Small piece red felt fabric for lips
• Black and red thread
• One small snap fastener
• One packet of clear small glass beads
• 50 g reel of 0.20 mm silver-plated craft wire

Pattern
Doll

Using MC yarn, make a Basic Doll.

Face
Cut out lip shape from red felt and stitch onto face.
Embroider face onto head, using black yarn/embroidery thread.
If using 4-ply soft, split yarn down and use 2 strands tog for eyes and 1 strand for mouth.
For eyes, French knot-wrap around needle approx 4-5 times.

Hair
Using US 6 (4 mm) needle and yarn B and C held together, cast on 12 sts.
Row 1: Knit to end.
Row 2: Purl to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 once more.
Row 5: K8, slip next stitch, yarn forward, turn.
Row 6: Slip first stitch, purl to end.
Row 7: K4, slip next stitch, yarn forward, turn.
Row 8: Slip first stitch, purl to end.
Row 9: K4, pick up wrap on next stitch, place on left-hand needle and knit next st and wrap together, k3, slip next st, yarn forward, turn.
Row 10: Slip first st, purl to end.
Rows 11-14: Work in St st.
Row 15: K1, sl1, psso, knit to end.
Row 16: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (10 sts)
Row 17: Bind off 4 sts purlwise, knit to end. (6 sts)
Rows 18-26: Work in St st. Cast on 4 sts at end of last row. (10 sts)
Row 27: Knit to end.
Row 28: Purl to last st, m1, p1. (11 sts)
Row 29: K1, m1, knit to end. (12 sts)
Rows 30-34: Work in St st.
Row 35: K8, slip next st, yarn forward, turn.
Row 36: Slip first stitch, purl to end.
Row 37: K4, slip next st, yarn forward, turn.
Row 38: Slip first stitch, purl to end.
Row 39: K4, pick up wrap on next st, place on left-hand needle and knit next st and wrap together, k3, slip next st, yarn forward, turn.
Row 40: Slip first stitch, purl to end.
Rows 41-43: Work in St st.
Bind off.
Sew cast-on and bind-off edges together.
With seam at centre, sew top together.

Bun
Using US 6 (4 mm) needles and yarns B and C held together, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1: Purl to end.
Row 2: Knit into front and back of every stitch to end. (16 sts)
Row 3: Purl to end.
Row 4: Knit into front and back of every stitch to end. (32 sts)
Row 5: Knit to end.
Row 6: Purl to end.
Row 7: *K2tog, rep from * to end. (16 sts)
Row 8: Purl to end.
Row 9: As row 7. (8 sts)
Break off yarn and draw through stitches on needle and pull tight. Sew up side seam; insert stuffing into bun.
Stitch bun centre to top of main hair.
Stitch hair into position on head.

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Excerpted from Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns by Carol Meldrum. Copyright 2007 by Collins & Brown. Excerpted with permission from Quirk Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher. Outfit
Dress

Using templates, cut out front and back (2 x A1) and waistband (A2) from black felt. Leave 1/4 in (0.5 cm) seam throughout.
Pin and sew shoulders together. Pin and sew sides together. Turn RS out.
Pin and stitch waistband to front only.
Sew snap fastener onto back of waistband. Cut slit along front as shown in photo.

Gloves
Using US 3 (3.25 mm) needles and yarn A, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1: Knit to end.
Row 2: Purl to end.
Row 3: K1, inc 1, knit to last 2 sts, inc 1, k1. (10 sts).
Row 4: Purl to end.
Row 5: As row 3. (12 sts)
Row 6: Purl to end.
Work in St st for a further 10 rows or required length.
Bind off.

Tiara
Thread approx 20 beads onto craft wire.
Using US 6 (4 mm) needles, cast on 40 sts.
Bind off as follows: K2, bring first st on right-hand needle up, over and off needle, *bring bead up and knit next st, bring first st on right-hand needle up, over and off needle, k1, rep from * to end.
Break off wire, leaving approx 4 ins (10 cm) at end.
Twist approx 4 peaks into wire, using photo as reference.
Place around bun with peaks to the front, tie ends of yarn together, and trim wire as needed.

Necklace
Make as tiara. Break off wire, leaving approx 10 cm at end. Wrap around neck and tie ends together at back; trim wire as needed.

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Excerpted from Knitted Icons: 25 Celebrity Doll Patterns by Carol Meldrum. Copyright 2007 by Collins & Brown. Excerpted with permission from Quirk Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.
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