Every doll has a journey. Some live behind glass. Some live on dresser tops. A few (the luckier ones) find their way to become a Belonging Doll, a doll who has secured a special place in that someone’s heart since almost the beginning.
Are you a doll collector? If you are, you need to own a Mui-Chan doll. She’s got the eyes of innocence and the face of a cutie pie. I named mine “Boo” as she reminded me of the little girl from Monsters Inc.
As she will be accompanying me on a Spring break trip to Japan, I decided to make her some warm clothes, you know, just in case it gets chilly.
I looked up some free crochet hat and scarf patterns on Pinterest and scaled them down accordingly so that it fits Boo (changes tracked in red below). Sharing them here for those who are keen to make similar ones for your Mui-Chan doll.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 3mm crochet hook
- Moda Vera Mini Acrylic Yarn Pack
- Scissors and yarn needle
*Please see reference guide before starting your project.
Let’s start with the easiest.
Ch 50. Sl st to join chain in round.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc across, sl st to top of ch 2
Rnd 2: Ch 2, camel st across, sl st to top of ch 2
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in BLO across, sl st to top of ch 2
FO, and weave in ends.
That’s pretty easy, isn’t it? Let’s move on to the hats!
Rnd 1: 10dc in MR
Rnd 2: inc around
Rnd 3: (inc, 3dc) around
Rnd 4: (inc, 4dc) around
Rnd 5: (inc, 5dc) around
Rnd 6-9: dc around
FO, and weave in ends.
Ears (make two):
Row 1: Ch 1, 6sc in MR (Hold the sides straight in a line while you pull tight, to make a half-circle instead of a full circle.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc across
FO, and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew the ears onto Rnd 3 and 4.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, (skip 2 ch, 5dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch) around. Turn.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2dc in same st as ch3, (skip 2dc, sc in next dc – i.e. the center st of the 5dc shell, skip 2dc, 5dc in next sc) around, ending the last repeat with 3dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 3: ch 1, sc in first st, (skip 2dc, 5dc in next sc, skip 2dc, sc in next dc) around, ending the last repeat with sc in the top of ch 3.
Row 4-12: Repeat Row 2 and 3 consecutively.
FO, and leave a long tail to sew the back of the bonnet.
Ties (make two):
Sl st to the corners of the hat.
Ch 20, and FO.
Fold a yarn in half and pull through the last ch.
Tie a knot to secure the yarn ends.
Snip ends to desired length.
ps. I’d love to see your finished creation! Please tag me on IG and/or FB.