Have you noticed the trend in Big Head Baby Dolls in the online crochet community lately? I must admit, they are super cute and actually pretty functional.
No, I’m not going to carry around a crocheted doll with me everywhere. Cause that’s just not handy. If you work a lot of craft fairs, or if you sell on Etsy or post patterns on Ravelry, however (and you don’t have a baby yourself) these heads are the perfect size to model those adorable hats!
I know, right?!
What’s up with the Big Head Baby Dolls (BHBD)?
The pattern was originally written in Russian, then translated into English (by someone other than the original author). Then it was posted on Ravelry, and then Ravelry took it down because it was not an “original pattern”.
That’s the way I understand it anyway, and I spent a good hour looking for the actual pattern (in English) last night. And then I found the file.
And then I made one of my own. Partly because they work up so fast and partly because I just wanted one.
I won’t copy the pattern (cause that’s just not cool) but I will give you the link to download the original pattern. You’ll want to scroll down to page FIVE to see the English version.
With this pattern, you start with the legs (separately) then attach them together to continue making the body. Then you’ll change colors to make the disproportionate head. They stand about 10″ tall and while the body is small, the head is the exact size of a 3 – 6 month human baby.
And they are just super adorbs!
Change up the colors, I did one in all black for a ninja (almost done!), but I’ve seen some that look like little nurses, little princesses, ones adorned with rainbow colored unicorn hats… the possibilities are endless!
Whip one up, and make sure to send me a photo! I think I’ll make a Power Rangers one for my youngest (in Red because he’s the most important, duh Mom).
Side note: If you’re NEW to crochet all you need to know is ONE stitch, the single crochet! Also, this would be a fantastic pattern to get you started on amigurumi (a.k.a. “stuffed crochet”).