Purple Braids Wig

This recent submission by a few readers really took the perverbial fug cake! What the h*ll? Lionbrand has gone off the deep end. Is this in preparation for Hallowe’en? I don’t see any reference to the holiday so I guess not. Have they really sunk that low on pattern creation that they truly believe this is going to sell one of their yarns called “Incredible”? This one really should offend all crocheters – just how stupid do they think they are?

Thanks to everyone who submitted this one – quite a few readers found this one!


  1. Liz says:

    I pity the poor people who have to model these – are they at least paid? May be yarn companies are going the way of some celebrities, i.e. negative press is better than no press at all.

  2. Kate says:

    Halloween costume or not….that’s just wrong! It looks like a balding raggedy ann (who had apparently dabbled in punk for a while, thus the purple color). WOW!

  3. Maryann says:

    Purple dreads attached to a net skull cap.

    Yes. It is officially time for us to find Lion Brand word headquarters and toilet paper it.

  4. SapphireQueen says:

    And it’s longer in the front than in the back…..it looks like that skein of yarn my kitten got into one day while I was at work, and proceeded to tear into with all his kittenish glee. Thank you LB for another classic example of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should”.

  5. Jjlrdomom says:

    I wouldn’t dare show my kids this, they would want me to make it in bright pink or green or something. Too funny! I LOVE your blog, some of this stuff is unreal!! Thanks for the laugh!

  6. cyberpunkman says:

    I like it! But obviously not in purple, and with longer and many more braids.

    Could anyone tell me where I could get the pattern please – its exactly what I’m looking for – I’m not joking.

    As a man I have the problem of having to have short boring hair to work, yet wanting to wear long cyber hair for clubbing. This could solve the problem. I really am seriously interested in getting the pattern.

    I am sorry ladies, for being a man. Can’t help it, I was born this way. If I had a choice, I think I would seriously prefer to have been a woman……

  7. cyberpunkman says:

    I have now found the pattern, and on the Lion Brand newsletter there are two other wigs I prefer better. Thanks. cyberpunkman xxx

  8. Phyllis says:

    There’s a style sheet on these wigs at Hancock Fabrics, along with all the Lion Brand you could possibly want to make them. Y’know it’s hard to indicate heavy sarcasm in writing? Let’s just say they are ALL fab-u-licious.

  9. monluztrella says:

    Oh dear.

    Just found this page. Am in doubt: should I laugh or cry?
    Doesn’t matter, both are good for the soul.

    Anyway, it’s not like I’m able to disgrace crocheting anymore. Got myself a golfer’s elbow because of it.

    (any typos, grammatical mistakes, and/or lame jokes may be adscribed to the whole english-not-being-my-native-language thing)

  10. Mimi says:

    I can totally see this being made in insane colours and being worn to raves – it’d be right at home next to all those rainbow-puke bracelets.

  11. sexypunkrockchik says:

    what the f*** is that thing…..it looks like my moms mop… or a purple punk wig…only shorter…*sigh* who could get this bord WHO!!! i must no!!!!

  12. Adriane says:

    I work with a girl who actually wears something similar to this!!! Everyone tells her its “nice”, but I think they are just being nice.

  13. joy says:

    If I was bald or had chemo, or both, I’d laugh and feel good wearing something like that. You all are shallow, and dispassionate, and unimaginative.

  14. Caroline says:


    Please do not encourage the bald men of the world to wear this wig. They’ll be doomed to eternal singledom. Furthermore, people who have had chemo deserve better than this ugly wig. Jeez! Show a little sensitivity.

  15. Heather says:

    First of all I’m loving your blog..

    Second…this IS a halloween pattern and I used it with Red heart ww black thread and and didn’t braid them all. It made an excellent little wig for my six year old. (captain Jack Sparrow) Other then that I totaly see your point.

  16. Heather says:

    Actually I used this with black to make a wig for my 6 year old pirate costume…it works fine for that…and yes the picture is a bit rediculous. I at least covered his head with a bandana and a hat!

  17. Summer says:

    Actually, I found this website because I wanted to learn how to crochet a wig for my Mom who is battling a rather severe battle with cancer right now. The usual wigs that she can afford (the artificial hair one) are uncreative, itchy, ugly things, and the real hair wigs are apparently hot and heavy from what we heard. I thought it would be wonderful to create a beautiful, creative, colorful wig for her that would match her creative spirit. (She is an artist.) Sometimes if you look at something from a different angle, it can be quite inspiring, and bring clarity to the human experience. I will search for the person who made this fabulous purple wig, and go from there. Thanks for pointing the way. :)

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