Donated Yarn

We gratefully accept donated yarn! We can only use specific yarns. Check the list below for all of our yarns.

***Please only donate yarn from SMOKE-FREE homes and pet-hair-free environments***

 

Wig "Hair"

Yarn For Hair

  • For all wigs except Jack Sparrow, Blue Elsa Beanie, Rainbow, and Purple Rapunzel Beanie, the color of the hair MUST match the color of the beanie.
  • This yarn does not HAVE to be labeled soft, but soft yarn does look and hang much more nicely, so it is preferred

    Preferred Yarn for Each Wig Type

    • Anna:
      • Lion Brand “Yosemite”
      • A few highlights of Caron SImply Soft “Pumpkin” or I Love This Yarn “Burnt Pumpkin” is acceptable, but Anna’s hari overall should not be bright orange
      • Caron Simply Soft Party “Snow Sparkle” Yarn or regular white yarn for Anna’s white streak
    • Ariel:
      • Red Heart Soft “Really Red”, “Cherry Red”
      • Caron Simply Soft “Harvest Red”, “Red”
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Red”
    • Aurora:
      • Caron Simply Soft “sunshine”, “baby sunshine”,
      • Red Heart Soft “Lemonade”,
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
    • Belle
      • Caron SImply Soft “Chocolate”
      • Red Heart Soft “Chocolate”
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
    • Cinderella:
      • Caron Simply Soft “Sunshine”, “Baby sunshine”
      • Red Heart Soft “Lemon”
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
    • Elsa:
      • Caron Simply Soft “White”
      • Red Heart Soft “White”
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “White”
    • Jasmine
      • Caron Simply Soft “Black”
      • Red Heart Soft Black
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Black”
    • Moana
      • Lion Brand Homespun “Black”
      • Lion Brand Homespun “Desert Mountain” or “Barley”
    • Merida
      • Lion Brand Homespun “Wild Fire”
      • Caron Simply Soft “Pumpkin” or I Love this Yarn “Burnt Pumpkin” or Vanna’s Choice “Terracotta”
      • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick “Pumpkin”
    • Pocahontas
      • Caron Simply Soft “Black”
      • Red Heart Soft Black
      • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Black”
    • Rainbow (the “hair” colors should compliment and match the beanie color)
      • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn: “Bon Bon”, “Retro Stripe”, “Flamenco Stripe”, “Parrot Stripe”, “Polo Stripe”, “Grape Fizz”, “Banana Berry”, “Monet”, Macaw”
      • Red Heart Soft “Plummy”, “Bohemian”, Spyglass”, “Watercolors”
    • Rapunzel
      • Caron Simply Soft “Sunshine”, “Baby Sunshine”
      • Red Heart Soft “Lemon”
      • Lion Brand Homespun ”Golden” (not recommended to make a wig using exclusively this yarn, but adding some in with the other yarn brings fun dimension to the wig)
    • Jack Sparrow
      • Lion Brand Homespun “Black”, “Barks”, “Desert Mountain”
      • Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick “Constellation”, “Obsidian”, “Wood”
      • Lion Brand Hometown “Oakland Black”, “Little Rock Granite”, “El Paso Autumn”, “Santa Fe Tweed”, “Billings Chocolate”

Average Yarn Needed per Wig

Wig Style      Average Ounces     Length Cut To

Anna                  7                              60”
Ariel                   6-7                           60”
Aurora                8                              40”
Belle                   8                              40”
Elsa                    8-9                           80-84”
Jack Sparrow     7-8                           30”
Jasmine              7                              60”
Merida                10                             40”
Moana                 7                              40”
Pocahontas         7                              60”
Rapunzel            10                             95-100”
Rainbow              6-7                           60”

**Refer to our winding board diagram for instructions on how to wind and cut yarn**

Beanie Yarn

Beanie Yarn

  • Beanies must be made using soft ACRYLIC yarn.
    • Wool yarn can be scratchy
    • While alpaca yarn is soft and usually not allergy-inducing, we do want to stay away from yarns made from animal fibers, just to be safe.
    • Cotton yarn is generally seen as a great yarn for hotter climates (wicks moisture/sweat away), but when crocheted into a beanie cap, it is not nearly as soft as soft acrylic yarns.
  • Not all soft yarn is created equal
    • “I Love This Yarn” and “Red Heart with Love” are both soft yarns and are acceptable, but they are thicker than yarns like Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart Soft, and often, beanies made with these yarns end up larger and more loosely crocheted, so crocheters may need to adjust their tension or hook sizes when working with these yarns. ALWAYS try your beanie on a foam head that is at least 21” circumference to make sure it will fit!
    • Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, and Yarn Bee Soft Secret are nearly identical in their thickness and sheen and make beautiful beanies.

Preferred Yarns for Each Beanie Type

  • Anna
    • For Anna wig with a tiara: Lion Brand “Yosemite”
    • For Maroon and Blue “beanie style” Anna wig: Red Heart Soft “Berry” and “Royal Blue”, Caron Simply Soft Party “Royal Blue Sparkle” and “Fuschia Sparkle”, Lion Brand Heartland “Isle Royale”, Lion Brand Heartland “Badlands”
  • Ariel:
    • Caron Simply Soft Harvest Red
    • Red Heart Soft Red
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret Red
  • Aurora:
    • Caron Simply Soft “Baby Sunshine”, “Sunshine”
    • Red Heart Soft “Lemon”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
  • Belle:
    • Caron SImply Soft “Chocolate”
    • Red Heart Soft “Chocolate”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Cocoa”
  • Cinderella:
    • Caron Simply Soft “Baby Sunshine”, “Sunshine”
    • Red Heart Soft “Lemon”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
  • Elsa (white beanie):
    • Caron Simply Soft “White”
    • Red Heart Soft “White”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “White”
  • Elsa Blue Beanie (can be mixed with different shades of light blue and white yarn or a solid, light blue/turquoise color)
    • Caron SImply Soft “Robins Egg”, “Light Country Blue”, “Soft Blue”, “Royal Blue”
    • Red Heart Soft “Seaglass” or “Turquoise”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Aqua”, “Pale Aqua”, “Hot Turquoise”, “Sky Blue”
    • Lion Brand Heartland “Pinnacles”, “Glacier Bay”
  • Jasmine
    • Red Heart Soft “Black”
    • Caron Simply Soft “Black”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Black”
  • Moana
    • Red Heart Soft “Black”
    • Caron Simply Soft “Black”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Black”
  • Merida
    • Caron Simply Soft “Pumpkin”
    • I Love this Yarn “Burnt Pumpkin”
    • Vanna’s Choice “Terracotta”
    • Lion Brand Homespun “Wild Fire”
  • Rainbow
    • Caron Simply Soft “Lavender Blue”, “Iris”, “Robbins Egg”, “Cobalt Blue”, “Plum Wine”, “Purple”, “Soft Pink”, “Neon Pink”, Fuschia”, “Orchid”, Strawberry”
    • Red Heart Soft “Bohemian”, “Coral”, “Plummy”, “Lilac”, “Lavender”, “Deep Sea”,
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Aqua”, “Hot Turquoise”, Pale Aqua”, “Flamingo”, “Pink”, “Rosey”, “Hot Pink”, “Violet”, “Lilac”, “Hot Grape”
  • Rapunzel (Yellow beanie):
    • Caron Simply Soft “Sunshine”, “baby sunshine”
    • Red Heart Soft “Lemon”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Butter”
  • Rapunzel Purple Beanie
    • Red Heart Soft “Plummy”, “Lilac”, “Lavender”,
    • Caron SImply Soft “Lavender’s Blue”, “Iris”, “purple”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Lilac”, “Violet”
  • Tiana
    • Caron Simply Soft “Black”
    • Red Heart Soft “Black”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Black”
  • Jack Sparrow

    • Caron Simply Soft “Autumn Red”
    • Red Heart Soft “Wine”
    • Red Heart with Love “Berry Red”
    • Yarn Bee Soft Secret “Burgundy”

Beanies

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Snowflakes

Starfish