Over the holiday I attended an Ugly Sweater party with a White Elephant Gift exchange. I didn’t have any ugly Christmas sweaters so I improvised and wore our tree skirt as a Christmas poncho.
Deciding what we wanted to give as our gifts was really fun. I had seen pictures all over the web of crochet beard hats, so I thought I would whip one up for my white elephant gift.
It turned out to be a huge hit, and since then I’ve had several people ask me if I would make them one. In fact, my father and one of his friends ordered hats with beards to go with them.
I thought that since there aren’t a lot of free patterns for crochet beards out there I’d share mine.
So, without further adieu…
K hook (6.5 mm)
Yarn (pictured colors are Red Heart Soft Chocolate, and Caffe Latte)
This pattern is worked in rows with turns at the end.
It is also worked with two strands of yarn.
The pattern begins at the top of the beard and works down.
w/ yarn doubled ch 31
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn (30 hdc)
Row 2: ch 2, dc in next 10 st, sl st in next 10 st, dc in last 10 st, turn (30)
Row 3: ch 1, hdc in next 10 st, ch 10, hdc in last 10 st, turn (30)
Row 4: ch 1, hdc in next 10 st, 10 hdc in ch 10 space, hdc in last 10 st, turn (30)
Row 5: ch 1, hdc in each st across (30 hdc)
Row 6: ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 st, repeat from * across ending w/ a hdc2tog, turn (22 hdc)
Row 7: ch 1, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 st, repeat from * across ending w/ a hdc2tog, turn (17 hdc)
Row 8: ch 1, hdc in each st across, tie off (17 hdc)
You can either attach the beard to your desired hat, or you can make the beard removable.
To make it removable, attach doubled yarn to top corner of beard, ch12-15 (depends on size of face) and then sl st into the 4th row down from the top on the side. Repeat on the other side of the beard. To wear the beard, simply slip the loops over your ears.
And there you have it! Your own crochet beard to keep your face a little warmer on those cold and blustery days.
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