Call it a comeback. Cabbage Patch Kids are experiencing a renaissance, thanks to a creative wig-maker from the brand's home state of Georgia. Amanda Lillie's crocheted Cabbage Patch Kid "hats" have gone viral amongst parents who remember collecting the dolls in the '80s.
On her store's page, Lillie writes that she has always been a big fan of the dolls, with their distinctive dimples and clumps of yarn hair. "So for Halloween one year I challenged myself to come up with a crochet Cabbage Patch inspired hair. I began selling my creations here in my shop, and after having so much success selling custom-made hats I decided to make my pattern available to everyone!"
Lillie's most popular style is a pig-tailed hat in brown yarn, according to Today.com. While the majority of her customers are buying hats for babies who are only a few months old, she has sold hats in all sizes.
One customer told Lillie, who also sells patterns for the wigs, that she was going to make them for children with cancer who have lost their hair.
“I thought that was just amazing,” Lillie told the outlet. “That was just the sweetest, endearing thing I’ve ever heard.”
Social media has played a large role in Lillie's success, according to ABC News. Business is so good, in fact, Lillie said she's barely able to keep up with the high demand.
Word of the hats have even reached Cabbage Patch Kids headquarters. The company, founded in the late 1970s by Georgia native Xavier Roberts, is still located in the Peach State not far from Lillie's own home.
"We're getting comments on how much people are enjoying them and they're starting to share the pictures with us," Margaret McLean, director of corporate communications for Cabbage Patch Kids, told ABC News. "We're very excited that people are thinking about their Cabbage Patch Kids again and sharing them with their kids."
While MSN writes that "whether you consider that idea genius or just awful likely depends on what you think of dressing up your kid to look like a toy," so far the wigs seem to be getting rave reviews.