I just made this Ariel (<I don't know why that's a link...) wig for my Etsy shop. It was a custom order from someone who bought a Rapunzel wig last year. She didn't want it tied down so I had to do layers of hair instead of putting it all at the top. I was kind of making it up as I went. It was relatively easy, but kind of time consuming. I will see if I can come up with a faster way.
I bought a $1 beanie from wal mart that was red with blue stripes. I turned it inside out and it was solid red. I put it on the nearest child and with a red permanent marker I marked out where I wanted the layers of hair to go. Important step. Even if you don't mark them, make a mental note of how to put them on.
Wrap the yarn around something close to the length or slightly longer then the total length you want the wig.
Cut one side
line up several strands
Tape them together
pin the tape to the hat where you want it. Start with the bottom layers and work your way up.
I used a zig zag stitch so it would have some flex to it and move better with the hat.
Then I trimmed the loops off, not a necessary step though
I have gotten several rows on, I'm almost to the top. (I think I did 3 or 4 rows on each side.
Top view (you can see the red lines I drew)
Before you add the top, make sure there are no bare spots. You may need to add more to cover the back.
Now for the top, after I cut the strands I laid them directly over the top straddling the hat. I worked them around till I got even coverage of the top then taped and pined them in place on either side of the part. Then just stitch down the middle
Check and double check for pins before you put it on any ones head!
Then trim it up.
Then trim it up.
In retrospect I think I should have sewn the hook side of velcro to the had in various places and only done the top layer and then press it into the Velcro to hold it in place. That would have been SUPER fast. If I try I will show you how it turns out. Cause I now have a little girl who thinks she needs an Ariel wig too. :)