1.16.2012

Crochet Beard Pattern

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...

The Crochet Beard Pattern


Materials Needed:
K hook (6.5 mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (pictured colors are Red Heart Soft Chocolate, and Caffe Latte)

Special Notes:
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.

Adult:
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)

Finishing-
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.

You have permission to sell your finished products, but please do not sell the pattern. Also please give credit to this site if you are selling online. If you do plan on using this pattern and others found on this site for profit, please consider donating to my cause. Thanks for your cooperation!

1.11.2012

Nearly There...

I have a couple more orders to share, and a lot of customs I'm working on.

It's been quite a journey this past year as I've tried to reach my goal of $1,000, and I'm nearly there. I'm really hoping that everything will be set and ready by March. It's my niece's birthday on March 15th and I think it would be an appropriate birthday present to give the donated money to the guest house.

Of course I've got other birthday plans as well... but that's another story.

It truly has been so amazing to see all of the miracles that have occurred within my family this last year, and especially in that little life. I admire my sister's strength and her positive outlook and her never-ending faith. She rocks.

Their Christmas letter this year was entitled "A Year of Miracles," and right at the beginning of the letter there is a quote that I love:
A miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of God. Miracles are an important element in the work of Jesus Christ (Guide to the Scriptures, 165).
I honestly believe that.

And I also believe that miracles can be large and small.

Take me for example... I think that it is a miracle that I have been able to do what I have with crocheting. I never would have thought I could create all that I have this past year. And that just continues!

For example, I crocheted my first diaper cover the other day. And it turned out so stinkin' cute. See for your self:

This is an order from a photography friend from my college days. She ordered 2 diaper covers to match the two hats she ordered. The pink flower is removable so the hat can be used for boys or girls.

I really do enjoy making newborn things like this... things just seem to be cuter in miniature.

I also finished an adult sized newsboy hat that was auctioned off in a silent blog auction a friend did back in November.

I really like the button, and hope that the new owner does as well.

And I got this particular order back in October time-frame, but I had been waiting on colors for the owl hat. Finally got it done a couple weeks ago.


And that's all I have for now, but once I get my other orders finished I'll make sure to post about them.... because they are awesome. :)

1.04.2012

Logger Hat

Over the Christmas holiday I made a Logger-style hat for my little guy as a stocking stuffer. I really like how it turned out, and it makes him look like a miniature lumber jack. Especially with his new plaid Christmas pj's. I didn't put any tassels on this hat originally, but added them later to tie the hat on when we're out in cold.

This hat can be made in any color(s), and as pictured above either with a stripe pattern or a solid color. The front flap can be in any color desired, as well as the trim.

When ordering this hat please enter the following information into the required info box during checkout:
  1. Color(s) for hat, trip and front flap
(On the "Review your information" page directly underneath your shipping address it should say, "Type required info here" with a link to click that says "add." This is where the info should be typed. If you cannot find this, please just send me an email with the info!)



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