Barrister's wig

I made this for The Moot Hall, Maldon, Essex. UK

Created by: alison@essexcountrycrochet

  • Project Details


    I recently moved to Maldon and immediately looked for a knit and natter type group to join. I found the Kitsch knit and stitch group that meets in the lovely Oak House coffee shop in Maldon once a fortnight. It was quite daunting moving to a new town and joining new groups on my own. The group was very friendly and by the end of the first evening I had somehow "volunteered" to crochet a barrister's wig for a historic building in Maldon where visitors can go on guided tours and try on judges' gowns. The hall was used as a court room at one time and many locals were deported to Australia for quite minor offences. This included children. The original wig is kept in a special case and a crocheted version had been used for visitors to try, but it had recently been lost. I found a pattern on Ravelry which I adapted, choosing to use 100% British wool from the National Trust.


    Barrister's wig

    This pattern can be found here:


    • material-yarn
      White Faced Woodland Pure Wool - Off white 1.5 balls

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 5.00mm (US 8)


    • Tapestry Needle


    Notes: I used a 5mm hook to make the wig large enough for an adult.



    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate


    project-state Complete
    Started on: Jan 20, 2017 Finished on: Feb 23, 2017
  • Comments

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    • Terry R

      This is really fabulous - are you able to share what are the changes you made to the Ravelry pattern. Your version is so much nicer!
    • Karen M

      Do you have the link to the pattern on Ravelry please? Your wig looks so much better than the one I can see there. Thank you.
    • alison@essexcountrycrochet


      Read about how I came to crochet this wig by visiting me at
    • Lizzie H

      This is simply brilliant.
      This would be a great idea for theatre costumes too.... just a thought. ;-)
    • Bhavika


      Wow this is the most amazing thing I saw today!
    • Sarah T

      Amazingly clever
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