First make the head that the tassel is to be added to.
To have space to add the tassel DO NOT start with a magic ring.
In my patterns I choose to start by chaining 18, joining with a slip stitch and then continuing as the pattern requires. If you are using this method with a different amigurumi pattern that does not work up in multiples of 6 you may have to use your discretion in working out how many to chain!
Add any eyes, embroidery or other embellishments before you add the tassel.
Your head should look something like this.
Now make your tassel. If you are unsure how to make a tassel there are many free tutorials available online. Aim to make the tassel fit snugly in the hole in your head.
Tie your skin colour yarn to the band of the tassel.
Push the bulbous part of the tassel into the head so that the bulb is inside the head and the top of the band is level with the top of the head. Make sure you keep hold of the skin coloured yarn you have just tied on so that it doesn't end up inside the head!
To attach the two sew through the top row of stitches in the head and the top few strands of yarn in the band of the tassel. This can be a little fiddly, especially if the head doesn't have a hole in the bottom. It does become easier with practice though!
Once you have securely sewn the tassel into the head you will have something that looks a little like this.
While the doll is held upside down the back of her head will be exposed. If you want to remedy this there are many methods to cover the head such as embroidering some hair underneath.
Personally I don't mind my dolls looking a bit bald if you hold them upside down!
Turn the head up the correct way and give it a little shake to settle it. Now you can cut it into whichever style you like. The following picture shows a head with bangs.
As you can see from the following picture the hair has a nice even coverage all over the head
(unless you are holding it upside down!)
If you have any trouble following this tutorial please feel free to contact me at Pygzmytfly@hotmail.com