Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid wigs

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid doll wigs (Getty)

A woman in the US has decided to take her obsession with Cabbage Patch Kid toys to the next level by crocheting her own woollen wigs.

Mail Online reports that Amanda Lillie has made a range of crocheted wig versions of the iconic dolls' hair after looking through her old toys.

Back in the late 70s and 80s Cabbage Patch Kids, which had soft cloth bodies and hair made from wool, were some of the most popular children's toys around.

One of the longest running doll franchises in the US, the toys have become somewhat iconic for many of the adults who once owned them.

Ms Lollie, who is from the state of Georgia, has taken it upon herself to make wig versions of their hair, which she is crocheting in all shapes and sizes in order to fit both children and adult doll enthusiast.

She said: "Cabbage Patch Kid dolls were very popular throughout my childhood in the 80s. I had many dolls growing up, and I purchased my last doll when I was 16 years old.

"I began crocheting several years ago, and in August last year I saw a photo online where someone created a version of the crochet Cabbage Patch wig for a toddler."

She explained that the item didn't look very authentic and after looking at some of her old dolls she managed to create a pattern with loopy bangs and longer bunched pigtails with ribbons.

Ms Lillie said: "I was successful on my first attempt and with Halloween soon approaching I put it up for sale on my Etsy shop. I was surprised to find that there was a tremendous amount of interest in my hats."

She has since made a wide variety of designs using different coloured acrylic wool, each of which can be used as fun fancy dress accessories.

In only a few short months the designer said that she has managed to sell dozens of custom-made hats for babies, children and adults.

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