Rug Hooking the Baby’s Fine Hair

March 1, 2009 0 comments | Updated November 25, 2020

Written by Cindi Gay

Hooking hair can be difficult because it will look like a helmet unless you take some time to think about the hair that you are hooking.  In this case, I wanted the hair to look very fine.  I chose a herringbone in two different shades, one just slightly darker than the other.  I have a large collection of herringbones.  I don’t think you can have too many browns and greys because they are perfect for animals and hair.

Notice that I also hooked some of the flesh color in the scalp.  If I had hooked a solid mass of hair I would not have gotten the fine delicate look that I wanted.  I kept most of the dark value at the outer edges and kept the hairline very irregular.

step 13 How to rug hook the baby's hair
A closeup of the baby’s hair. Notice that it is not a helmet because I mixed in some of the flesh color.

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