How to Make a Hose Wig Cap

Updated February 21, 2017

A wig cap's job is simple: to keep your hair tucked in and in place. Most manufactured wig caps are made from elastic, mesh material that is quite similar to hose. In fact, pantyhose make a perfect substitution for a wig cap. All you need to convert them is a pair of scissors and a wig form.

Place the opening of the hose over the top of the wig form's head.

Tie a knot at the bottom of the excess hose that sticks out on top.

Cut off the excess that sticks out on top of the knot.


If you don't have thigh-high hose, you can use full hose in a pinch. Simply tie off the leg openings and cut them. Or you can simply cut the legs off and avoid the knots. If you don't have a wig form, put the hose on your own head. Then have a friend tie the excess and cut it off.

Things You'll Need

  • Thigh-high stocking
  • Wig form
  • Scissors
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Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.