Step 5: The Head
Start by tracing and cutting out a section for the back of the head using your fabric colored for the character's hair, in this case white. Again, keep tracing on the wrong side of the fabric. Cut out a second panel about the same size without tracing. Pin them one atop the other with the good sides facing in and stitch along the longer side of the shape leaving the shorter curve open. Turn the whole thing over. On the blank side you should see your stitch following the long curve from the tracing. Take the template for the back of the head and lay it on top, lining it up with that stitch. Trace along the short side of the stencil, completing the shape on the blank side.
Trace and cut the crown section out of hair-colored fabric. Match the point on the crown to the pointed edge of the 'back of head' section and pin them together. Now pin down the sides matching the lines as best you can. Use your pins to explore from one side to the other to make sure they match up. Stitch down the line and remove the pins.
Trace and cut the chin section using your character's skin color. Fold it in half to find the center and mark it with a pin. With the body of the chin section being tucked inside the head, line up the outer line with the open part of the 'back of head' section. Line up the center of the chin with the center of the open edge (where the two sides of the head meet). Tuck in the 'crown' section so it lays more or less flat against the inside of the head. Fold in the ends of the 'crown' section along the short angled lines. Stretch the chin up along the sides of the head, matching lines on each side of the fabric and pin in place. There will be some overlap with the crown section so don't panic if the chin seems to stretch up to the top of the head. Stitch along the line, you will go over part of the seam from the crown.
Turn the chin and the crown out. Cut the face panel out of skin-colored fabric and match up the outline to the open edges of the chin and crown and pin into place. Try not to get any wrinkles along the outline where you match them up, but if you end up with excess fabric, try to work it toward the forehead, the middle of the crown panel. Make sure the ends of the crown section are still folded in along the diagonal lines. Stitch along the outline of the face leaving about an inch-and-a-half open at the top of the head.
When you've recollected your pins you should be able to turn the whole thing inside out through the gap you left in the forehead. Check to make sure everything's sorted out and stuff the head through the same opening. When it's plumped out to your liking, seal up the forehead with a slip stitch. The sideburns should stay closed on their own, but if you want to seal them up, use a slip stitch there as well.