Crochet Bobble Beard pattern – multiple sizes

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Yesterday I shared my new striped beanie pattern in 7 sizes from newborn to extra large adult, and today I’m sharing 4 sizes of bobble beards, mix and match to create the fit your looking for.

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I love the thinner yarn for more details, but if you’d rather use a thicker yarn try it out first, if it makes the beard too large try either going down a hook size or down a beard size.

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Here is an example of all 4 beards, Large, Medium, Small and Extra Small (on an Adult, adult, toddler and baby beanies).  You can see the difference in length as well as width (or is that height?) Which is why I’d suggest a hook change over beard size change if trying a different yarn.

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And Baby Boy looked so cute I decided I had to add an even smaller version, here is Miss K showing off the Extra small!!!   Seriously, could this BE any cuter?

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Bobble Beard

Material:
vanna glamour (you can use any yarn of similar size, if you go up a yarn weight you might want to go down a beard size or down a hook size)
Hook I- 5.50mm
Stripped beanie

Stitches used:
chain (ch)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
half double crochet decrease (hdc2tog)
bobble- Yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook.Repeat that process (yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook) 3 more times in the same stitch. There are now 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw the loop through all 5 stitches. You’ve made one bobble stitch. Notice that the bobble puffs to the back side of the swatch you’re working, which will be the right side of the work.

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Lego boy in a child’s beanie and medium beard, Computer boy in child’s beanie and Medium beard, Baby Boy in a toddler beanie and small beard (he was pulling on it, I swear it fits good) and Princess in a child’s beanie and small beard.

extra small
Chain 28
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 27 sc
Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc 27 stitches
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in last 12 st, 27
Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 3 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* 2 times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 3 times, hdc 23
Row 5- ch1 turn, sc across, 23
Row 6- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 4 times, ch5 skip 7 st, *bobble, hdc* 4 times
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc 8 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 8 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 7 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

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Small
Chain 32
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 31 sc
Row 2- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc twice 31 stitches
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc in next 11 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 11 st, 31
Row 4- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc 31 stitches
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 7 st, sc in last 12 st, 31
Row 6- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 4 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* 2 times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 4 times, hdc 27
Row 7- ch1 turn, sc across, 27
Row 8- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, ch5 skip 7 st, *bobble, hdc* 5 times
Row 9- ch1, turn, sc 10 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 10 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 9 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

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Medium
Chain 36
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 35 sc
Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch repeat across, hdc 35 stitches
Row 3- repeat row 1
Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch repeat across, hdc, hdc 35 stitches
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 11 st, sc in last 12 st, 35
Row 6- Repeat row 2, 35
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc in next 13 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 13 st, 35
Row 8- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 5 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 5 times, hdc times 31
Row 9- ch1 turn, sc across, 31
Row 10- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, hdc, ch7 skip 9 st, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, hdc
Row 11- ch1, turn, sc 11 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc* 5 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 11 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 11 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

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(here you can see the different between a medium and small beard, both on Child’s beanies)

Large
Chain 40
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 39 sc
Row 2- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch repeat across, hdc two times 39 stitches
Row 3- repeat row 1
Row 4- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch repeat across, hdc 39 stitches
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 13 st, hdc in next 13 st, sc in last 13 st, 39
Row 6- Repeat row 2, 39
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc in next 14 st, hdc in next 11 st, sc in last 14 st, 39
row 8- repeat row 4, 39
Row 9- ch1, turn, sc in next 15 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 15 st, 39
Row 10- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 6 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* two times, *bobble, hdc* 6 times, hdc 35
Row 11- ch1 turn, sc across, 35
Row 12- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble 6 times, ch9 skip 11 st, *bobble, hdc* 6 times
Row 13- ch1, turn, sc 12 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc* 7 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 12 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 13 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

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My mom is modeling the Large beard with Miss K…  Love the zoolander look (seriously though, it’s a bit creepy on adult women without some fun face of some kind)

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(Here you can see the difference between a large beard and medium beard, both on adult beanies)

Another example of the beard size changes, (these pictures were taken before I decided to create the extra small as well).  notice it’s a little lopsided  or tilted.  that’s okay, it’s the the tilt from bobble, sew it onto the beanie, and it will be just fine.

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Sew row ends of beard to the inside edge of your favorite beanie, or my striped beanie, making sure it is spaced evenly between the two sides. I sewed mine about 1/2 inch up inside.  I like the way it pulls and looks better than attaching RIGHT to the edge, gives you a bit of a lip.  You can place the beards as far front or back as you want.

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Comments

  1. Christine @ Projects Around The House says:

    This is brilliant! I know you put a lot of hard work into figuring this out for all sizes. Good job and thanks for sharing! They look amazing

    • I did, thank you, I’ve been trying to get it JUST right for 6 months now.

      • I am having trouble after it is sewn on. I love the pattern however, after it is sewn on, I can’t get it over my granddaughters head. I put the hat on and pinned the beard where it should go. I can’t get it on at all.Going to take it back off and use buttons to attach on one side. I had purchased a pattern on etsy that was too confusing to read. I am a tester for a well known fashion hat designer and was very upset by that pattern. Yours was very easy.

        • I’m sorry to hear that (about not going on) but excited that you found it easy to read, I get so many questions and complaints its wonderful to hear the compliments! I like to keep it sewn on because otherwise the kids pull off the beard and lose it. You could try sewing it lower in the hat brim? or maybe a bit more forward? It’s usually a tad bit tight getting it on, but not impossible, sorry about that

          • I can’t sew it lower or it would hang down off her face. It’s just comfortable right now. This is for another customer. It can’t be moved at all. I only put buttons on 1 side so it won’t get pulled off and lost. THe other side is still attached. I used 2 buttons that go in tight, so not worried about that. maybe next time I will try again.I have added this hat to my online store.

          • smart the buttons on one side! Sorry it didn’t slip on easily for you still!

      • I have to make this for a 1 year old in another state ( cant measure him) would i use the small size beard or medium.
        Thanks

  2. Thank you for the pattern! These are TOO cute. I’m telling ya, I’m ready to frame a photo of that baby with the big eyes.

  3. Nice work and nice blog! I’m a fellow hooker, pattern writer and blogger, found your pattern on pinterest. There’s a group on facebook for blogging hookers, I just liked your fan page if you’re interested add me as a friend and I can add you to the group. :) Hope to see you around. ~Debi

  4. Oh my goodness….just the cutest!! That is one of the best pictures I’ve seen!! Just love the look on Miss K’s face!! Priceless!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. I made one and I love it!!thanks soooo much!!

  6. Thanks so much for this pattern! I’ve been trying to find one that had a beard like this, the bobbles are perfect! Thanks so much for posting!

  7. Are you kidding me? These are the cutest things ever!

  8. I have been looking for patterns for beards in all sizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I actually like the look of the bobbles better than others I’ve seen. I’m so excited, I am going to make one for my nephew for Christmas!!! Love the striped beanie too!

  9. SUPER!! Love the pattern. Just finished one for my one year old. Almost want to wake him up from his nap to try it on (I said almost ha ha). Love the photo with your mom, that expression is priceless. Thanks so much for sharing

  10. These are so super cute! I REALLY need to learn how to crochet!

  11. Both the beards and the baby models looks so cute and adorable…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the coming year bless you and your family with everything that your hearts desire.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

  12. OMG thank you so much, I have been patiently awaiting your beard for kids pattern so I could make a child size one…. it’s perfect!!!

  13. These are just too cute. Just a quick question, though–about how big around are each of the sizes? I’d like to make this for a baby with an abnormally large head, so I’m not sure about measurements. Thanks!

    • it completely depends on the yarn you end up using and how tight or loose you crochet. that’s why I give general sizes and also at the bottom of each picture share what size I made for each person wearing one. how old?

  14. I have been asked to make a beard that it much longer and wilder than yours. I think the bobble beard will be a great base, but could you give me an idea for how to make it longer? Think mountain man without a shower for weeks! Thanks.

  15. Thanks for replying! He’s four months old, but I just measured his head at nearly 19 inches. The kid looks like a bobble head, it’s crazy. The yarn I’ve got is the Lion Brand Pound of Love baby yarn, I think it’s sport weight. I already tried doing the toddler size with that yarn and a size G hook, but it was still way too small for him. I crochet kinda tight, so that’s probably a factor.

    • the G is two sizes down in hook size, that’s going to be WAY tiny always start with the hook size a pattern calls for and if it’s too small go up a hook size or up a pattern size! my niece, in the white hat, if also 4 months old and wearing the baby size, (which is a standard 6-12 months- but if I put sizes on a pattern people get upset when they perfectly fit that size. like my 4 month old niece not fitting the 3-6 month size cause her head is so big! so I named it baby, infant and newborn instead).

  16. Hi Chelsea,
    I’am doing the large beard .Could you tell me how many bobbles are in each row? Ikeep on coming out wrong.Thanks for sharing your pattern and your time.

    • I’m actually Ashlee, chelsea is my sister and photographer ;).
      row 2- 18 bobbles,
      row 4- 19 bobbles,
      row 6- 18 bobbles,
      row 8- 19 bobbles,
      row 10- 16 bobbles
      row 12- 6 and 6 bobbles
      row 13- 8 bobbles

  17. I love these patterns! I made some of the beanies and beards for my boys. Other people are asking me to make them too. Can these be made for sale? I am new to this and don’t want to do anything wrong

    • yes you can, just please give me credit if you sell online and link to my pattern so that those who do want to make their own can. you’ll still get business for those that don’t want to make their own.

  18. Thanks for the tip. I will let you know how it turns out!

  19. Hi Ashlee ,
    sorry for the mix up thank you for your reply

  20. Well, I’m doing something wrong. No matter what I do, on row 10, I end up with 3 empty stitches. I’ve torn out the row plenty of times & I still end up with 3 empty stitches @ the end. It’s getting rather frustrating.

    • I’m assuming the large size, since you didn’t specify? and that’s the decrease row. Do you have the correct number before? 39? with the 4 decreases you should be at 35. In row 8 there should be 19 bobbles across, and in row 10 you’ll go down to 16 bobbles. Does that help?

  21. Yes, sorry. I’m trying the large beard. All my bobble numbers are correct for the other rows. I’ve got 39 in row 9. Ugh, Thx for the help, I’ll try again tomorrow!

    • Here are where each stitch should be (let me know if this helps):

      Row 10- ch2, turn, hdc, (stitch 1)
      *hdc, bobble stitch* 6 times, (stitches 2-13)
      *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, (decrease in stitches 14/15, bobble in 16, decrease in stitches 17/18, bobble in 19)
      hdc, (stitch 20)
      *bobble, hdc2tog* two times, (decrease in stitches 21/22, bobble in 23, decrease in stitches 24/25, bobble in 26)
      *bobble, hdc* 6 times, (stitches 27-38)
      hdc 35 (stitch 39)

      • So I am having trouble with row 10, the same row as melissa was having trouble with. I realized that on your pattern, you have at the end of row 10 ( hdc* 5 times, hdc 35) It is actually (hdc* 6 times, hdc 35) I think that will fix the problem, I hope. I am going to use this for my Halloween costume. I am excited. Thanx for all your hard work on this. It is great. So cute.

  22. Thanks SO much for sharing! I can’t wait to see this on my grandson.

  23. Sara Sinclair says:

    First off I just wanna say what an incredible pattern! To the T on everything! Thank you thank you thAnk you for sharing!

    My only question is how many fpc are between the beard placement, like between the eyes! Every time I place mine I can’t get the hat on once I sew it on grrrrr! Any tips on that?

    Again thank you for your time!

    • it’s different for every hat size and every face. That’s why I didn’t leave anything on the pattern. I just hold the beard up near the front brim put on the hat, then pull the hat on (a bit tight) then pull the beard down. Try moving the sides up to the front more if it’s too tight.

  24. Thank you SO SO SO much for this!! I have been looking for a pattern to make one of these for my little brother and the only free ones have been for adults… I am so happy to have finally found one and can’t wait to make it tonight! Thanks again!

  25. thank you so much for sharing the bobble beard pattern and the striped beanie patterns. The different sizes are fantastic. I have ahd many requests to make these for family and friends. This is by far the best, easiest and most liked pattern I have found. Easy-to-follow directions and they are a hit every time. thanks again.

  26. Just to say thankyou for such a brilliant pattern…It’s been very easy to follow….I have now made two beards and I am extremely pleased with the finished projects. Thanks again.

  27. Stephanie Thompson says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern I have a friend that I made some for. She had seen them and ask if I could find a pattern and make them for her. I have them made but have a time try to figure out where and how to attaché the beards! Can you please give me some tips on how to attaché them and where?

    Thanks so much for any help!

  28. You did an amazing job with this pattern – I didn’t even have to pull any of it out! Thank you very much!

  29. I have a question regarding the mustache pattern Sz=Small Row 9 it says:
    working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches)
    6+1=7stiches
    but there is only 5 spaces in the chain

    I’m not sure I understand.

  30. Thank you so much for posting this!!! My brother-in-law asked me for one of these, and now my sister wants one for my nephew, too. I have been trying for a while now to find a good pattern. I love the bobbles! Can’t wait to try it.

  31. This is an awesome pattern! Thank you so much for all the work you put into it and for sharing it!

  32. Just came across your website and LOVE it. You are very talented and very generous in sharing your patterns. I look forward to trying some of them!

    • thank you so much! I really enjoy sharing (although not so much the negative comments) thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet note for me. I really REALLY appreciate it!

  33. angela franklin says:

    Ashlee,
    I searched the internet for a beanie/beard and yours is the best around! Now all his friends want one, too. I’m asking them to supply the yarn. I usually end up with the cheap red heart yarn from walmart so I have to alter the pattern a little to get the right size.
    Anway, Kudos on the great pattern.
    Thanks

    • you have to work with what you get sometime! I started out with cheap yarn, but it’s hard to go back… I’m so glad you like my pattern, I love the bobbles, but did you see my double loop santa version? I think I need to make that in ever size next…

  34. WOW. These are hilarious! What a crack-up! I love these patterns. Thank you!

  35. I made one for my nephew, my boyfriend & my cousin’s fiancé. Thank you so much for sharing. I tried using your instructions for the large & medium one to make an extra large one. I don’t know if the number count for the stitches is correct, but it work out (how? I have no idea haha [=) but thank you so so much for sharing. And the picture of the baby is so too cute! It made me laugh! The baby is adorable!

  36. What are the finished measurements for each size (or suggested age range)? I’m trying to determine which size to make for my son. Thanks for all the work you put in to sharing this pattern with us!

    • ummmm I’m not sure. I made them and gave them away and I’m terrible at remembering to check measurements and gauge. The ones I did with the vanna were smaller than the ones I made with medium weight yarn. I’d do row one and see if it reaches both sides of the beanie easily??? sorry to be such a lame-o

  37. Your pattern is so cute my grandson asked me to make one for him. I’m having a problem doing row 8 in the medium beard. I have 35 bobbles in row 7 but I don’t know how to get down to 31 bobbles with the instructions for row 8. I feel like I’m missing something in the instructions as I’m only getting half the bobbles needed. I hope you can help me. Thanks

  38. Love this! My son has crazy hat day at school next week and I thought this would be cute. Been knitting for a few years but this is my first crochet project completed. Just finished the beard and I LOVE it. Going to work on a hat now. Pattern was. Very easy to follow. Thanks!

    • I love to knit, love the wya it looks, but crochet is so so SO fast I tend to work in crochet. but I’m so glad you liekd the hat! Did you son enjoy it?

  39. Judi Fountas says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I’m anxious to start. Do you have patterns for men and women? What a great idea.

  40. Love this pattern! It works up so quickly and easily. I’ve made several for my grown sons who really like them for when they’re working outside when it’s cold; keeps the cheeks, chin, and upper neck warm. I used a different beanie pattern that has fpdc in the lower half of it, sewed 2 buttons on each end of the beard, and they can just button the beard to the inside of the beanie when they need it! Going to try your beanie pattern next:) Keep up the good work-

    • awesome! very very fun, I’m so gald you boys like them. glad the button thing worked for you! I didn’t want my kids to be able to take it off

  41. Super fun! Love the beard and love the beanie. Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this fun design!

  42. Wow, this is a great pattern. Super cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern. :-)

  43. OMG these pics are too cute! I have made some of these in the past but not with such an awesome beard! I love it! Again, the pics are priceless!
    Gabli

  44. I can’t thank you enough for the patterns! A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I could find one of these to make for her niece’s newborn, and when I found the “other pattern” online, I couldn’t believe how much they were asking for it–and then you couldn’t ever sell any of them (not that I especially want to, but I would prefer not be restricted by that). I’ve been knitting and crocheting for many years, so I thought I could figure it out eventually, but thanks to you, I don’t have to! My friend will be thrilled with it!

    • you are so welcome! sometimes I think, I could be making money by selling these, but then GAH, such a hassle and not as much fun! I’m so glad you like them!

      • Ashlee, you COULD make money selling your patterns–and you should after all the hard work you put into them. Honestly, I don’t think anyone minds paying a reasonable price for a pattern, at least I don’t. But I don’t feel $9.99 is reasonable for a baby hat! I would have probably just bought the other pattern if it had been even $4.99, but at nearly $10, I felt I would look around online or figure it out myself. Thank you again. I have completed the newborn one, and my friend loved it so much, she asked me to make a toddler-sized one too.

  45. Did you use yarn or thread to sew on the beard? I just made this for my brother and he is so excited. Now my teenage son wants one too. Thanks for the great pattern.

  46. so cute… thanks
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  47. Georgina Santos says:

    Thank you for sharing and for this big opportunity for letting us create this with our own hands! it’s so exciting… :) I love this pattern, it will make smile to many people!

    • I’m so glad you like it. I seriously worked on this pattern off and on for a year trying to get it right, I love how it turned out!

  48. Hi! First off I think this is adorable! Im very new to crocheting and just taught myself the bobble stitch today via youtube so I could make this. My question is on row 6 it says “hdc2tog” Im just not really sure what that means? Any help?

  49. I love this pattern! I have made quite a few now not only for myself but for friends. I also mentioned you in my blog. I do hope you don’t mind. I linked both this pattern and the pattern for the beanie.

    http://nelsonsinwonerland.blogspot.com/2013/07/sorry-for-long-wait.html

  50. Erin K. says:

    Thank you! That was alot of time and effort on your part, I appreciate the tutorial. I am going to try to make these for my twin four year olds. I am sure hilarity will ensue :)

  51. Chazity says:

    I love this pattern and the hats with them! Do you have a pattern for your hats?

  52. How do you print this pattern? I have tried the “print this” button and it says it isn’t available.

    • since the last upgrade the print this isn’t working, I’m looking into either switching to a different print program, or seeing if the one I’m currently using get’s an upgrade! for now you can always highlight, copy and paste into a word program. Again, I’m so sorry!

  53. Ana Maxwell says:

    I’m crocheting these for a movember project, will let you know when they are finished and sent you a picture, thanks for the pattern I’m in row 7 and will finish the first today, I’m loving it, thank you and will keep you posted :D they will all be for a good cause and raise money for male cancer awareness… Thank you already :D

  54. I’ve tried to print out this pattern. I LOVE it.
    My BIL has asked that I make him a bearded hat….after much searching I have found yours. The bobble beard just gives it that extra little something.
    I tried to highlight and copy and paste it into a word file…..but it will not allow me to do so. Just wondering if there is a way that you could email the document?
    Much appreciated.
    Dawne

  55. HI, I just LOVE this Pattern! It is so cute! Would it be ok if I made some to sell on Etsy?

  56. Help can’t print patten for beard. Maybe someone could send pattern to my email 49kpkate @ gmail.com thanks kathleen

    • the print this plug in isn’t working and i’m working on getting it fixed, no one can get it to work right now, hopefully it will be working again soon, or I’ll find another printing plug in.

  57. Angela Moore says:

    This pattern is too cute for words. I think I might try to make one or two.

  58. Joy Penaskovic says:

    Hello!

    Thank for for sharing the crocheted beard patten!
    I’m going to try it.

    Have a great day!
    Joy

  59. OMG, this is an awesome blog/pattern. TY for the pattern, when I saw the baby… i started giggling!! he is so cute wearing it!

  60. Thank you for sharing. I made these but added loops to the sided to put behind ears. Everyone wants one.

  61. Thanks so much for this pattern! I made the newborn beanie and started on the beard for the little boy we are expecting in the fall. The beard ended up huge, but I think it was the strange yarn I was using. That just means the whole family is getting beards now!

    Thank You!!
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  62. I’m having so much trouble with this pattern my second row of bobbles are coming out as 18 my stitches are off I’ve taken them out at least 10 times. What do you think I’m doing wrong???

  63. Thanks so much for publishing this pattern! My best friend’s son loves Duck Dynasty and I was able to make him a DD toque and beard combo so he can feel like he’s one of the gang. Here’s a picture of me modeling it haha!

    https://www.facebook.com/KellysKC?ref=hl

    • you did a great job, thanks for sharing! Feel free to tag my FB page and add the URL to the post anytime you share an image of something you made from my site!

  64. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D Oh my gosh that is just wonderful :) I absolutely LOVE the pics of everyone:) I was talking with my sister who has 3 boys and one girl, and she wants one for everyone:) She wants a pink beard for her little girl:) HA! Love it :) Thank you so much for posting the fabulous pics and the free pattern :) Once I have my website up and running I’d like to link back to this page if you’re okay with that:) God Bless :D

  65. Joy Bratton says:

    I am having trouble with making a bobble. I am ending up with six loops on my needle instead of five. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any ideas?

    • Joy Bratton says:

      Never mind. I was doing what was in parenthesis then doing it three more times.

      • I’m glad you figured it out, trying to write so that it makes sense to everyone is tough. Some people easily get it one way, while another group another way. Sorry it was confusing!

  66. Pualani143 says:

    Do u sew the beard to the beanie?

  67. Do you/would you do youtube video tutorials?

    • I don’t do video’s, they would take SO much time, and be such long videos I’m not sure how crochet video makers do it! I’ll work on it though, Any suggestions of favorite crochet youtubers I should watch to get some ideas from?

      • Naztazia is among the more detailed v-crocheters, but there are a whole lot of people who will just video record their work and then snip small pieces together :) I wouldn’t want you to go out of your way – I just love to see the techniques in action because I tend to memorize new patterns faster if I associate audio/visual with the instructions :)

        • Its on “the list” to attempt, but “the list” is about 5 pages long at this point, seriously I think I add two items for every one I check off at this point. But I’ll try to get on it, thanks for the suggestion, I’ll look for her stuff.

  68. Thanks for posting this, I must make one for my son!

  69. I’m heading out to get some wool today – too cute to pass up. Thanks for posting!

  70. Having a hard time figuring out what stiches count as one and which count as two. Is it hdc2tog, and then bobble in the next stitch. Nothing that states “in next stitch” or “in same stitch”. So my count is constantly off :-(

    • I’m sorry your having trouble with this. if it doesn’t say “in the same stitch” that imply’s that it’s “in the next stitch”. I don’t bother saying it because it would make the pattern so long and so repetitive. And a bobble is one stitch, a hdc is one and a hdc2tog is one (it’s a decrease, your stitching 2 together into one), does that help?

  71. Can someone please explain the bobble decrease stitch to me? hdc2tog??? I know how to decrease a normal stitch but the hdc2tog I haven’t a clue!!! Help

  72. This pattern is perfect. It’s well written, easy to follow, and absolutely adorable. Thank you for taking the time to post this. I know some people who are going to be very excited this Christmas!!!

    • thank you thank you thank you! so often people only comment when they have an issue I start to feel bad, or dumb, so thank you for taking the time to write such a sweet comment, you totally made my night!

  73. I’m having a lot of fun making the beards. Thank you for an awesome pattern…and free to boot! I just had one question regarding the chain/skip for the mouth opening and the subsequent bobbles into the chain. So far I’ve made the medium and extra small but I can’t get the number of bobbles into the chain as the pattern says. For example, on the extra small beard, you have it written to chain 5 and skip 7 stitches. But you want to *bobble, sc* three times plus one more bobble which is a total of 7 stitches into a chain of 5. Should I have chained 7 and skipped 5 stitches instead? I was only able to get 3sc & 2 bobbles on the ‘mustache’ chain. That row was 8 sc, *bobble, sc*2 times, 8sc. Don’t get me wrong it results look awesome but I see in your photo of the adorable baby in the extra small beard, you have 4 bobbles in the mustache.

    Apologies if this was already answered above. I didn’t read through all the comments. Thank you in advance for addressing my question. I’ve only started crocheting 6 months ago.

  74. when it is in **——-** what does that mean? For example- Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc 27 stitches

    do we do a hdc and bobble stitch in one stitch? and do that across the entire row? and then one hdc in the very last stitch

    • no, you don’t do both in one stitch, it’s just so you know what stitches to repeat. sometimes patterns will have a beginning section, then a *-* repeat section, then more non repeat stuff. That row happens to be all repeat.

  75. I need your help making my 2 grandsons your beard. I am trying to complete the decrease row. I don’t understand the stitch. I’ve tried the row 3 time and I only add stitches to the row instead of decrease.

  76. Thanks again for the awesome pattern as well as your help above.

    I wanted to share something that really increases the wearing comfort of the beards, especially if you aren’t using the softest yarn, which is the case for one I made for a friend who is stationed in the Middle East. I used a wire slicker brush (think pet cat brush) to make the inside (part that touches the face) of the beard softer. The fine wires snag the yarn as you brush it across making it fluffy. I was afraid it might feel itchy but it’s quite lovely.

  77. I have made three beards from your awesome patterns. Thank you sooooo much. We’ll do a family beard picture for our Christmas card this year. It goes so quick I might even have time to make some for the Grands.

    For anyone reading – my giantess 9yo daughter is rockin’ the size S; size M would have worked too; one of my 4yo twins is comfy/cozy in the size S, but I’ll probably do an XS for the other twin and the 2.5yo.

    Also, I crocheted ear “hooks” so that I wouldn’t have to worry about attaching them to hats. Works great!

    Anyway thank you thank you!

  78. Hello! Is this vana glamour yarn size 4?

  79. I love this pattern and I am planning on making one for my son and his dad. I am not sure that the large will be big enough for his dad. Could you suggest a way to make it bigger…like an xl? It seems to go up 4 chains for each size….do you think if I went up to 44 chains it would work ok?
    Thanks Again!

    • You can totally try that. I’d make a beanie first (any beanie will work) and then do the first row, then wrap it around his face to see if it’s a good fit, but not too tight or it’s hard to get over your head. My husband has a pretty large head and face and the large fit him, but it is a tight fit to first get it on, but if its too loose it doesn’t look right on.

  80. Can’t wait to make this for my daughter!! Shes 8 months old.. I’m having trouble with the bobble lol but its not shocking! I only started crocheting a few months ago… Is there some kind of YouTube or is this made specifically by you? Just wondering…if I see it I can mock it…but thanks can’t wait to make it!!

  81. I was wondering how far back I should go with the beard on the hat. I am making this as a gift so I don’t have the child here to make adjustments. If I laid the hat on its side would it be best to sew it at about the half way mark? Thanks

    • That’s a tough one, because looking at the ones i made for my kid’s they are different for each but the half way mark is probably a good guess, maybe a bit too far back, I’d go slightly more forward, just because it can be difficult to get the bearded beanie on if it’s too far back.

  82. Jeannette Coyne says:

    Dear Ashlee,

    I am having trouble on row 10 of the medium size. I have 31 stitches and have done the first set of hdc,bobble 5 times. That is ten stitches. I then chained 7, If I skip 9 more stitches, and then hdc,bobble 5 times and hdc at the end, I won’t have enough stitches. What am I missing?

    Thanks so much for your help. I am making this for my 11 year old grandson.

    Jeannette

    • Jeannette Coyne says:

      Sorry for bothering you, Ashlee. As soon as I sent the email and went back to the pattern, I figured it out. Duh! Finished the beard last night.

    • so we ended row 9 with 31 stitches
      Row 10- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, (1-10th stitches)
      hdc, (11th stitch – I think this is the one your missing?)
      ch7 skip 9 st, (skipping 12-20)
      *hdc, bobble* 5 times, (21-30th stitches)
      hdc (31st stitch)

      does that help? Sometimes it just takes “seeing” the row differently so I can count it out.

  83. I did not sew the beards to the beanies. I put a loop on each side so they go over the ears. That way, they can be worn with any hat, any weight, etc. Made them for three grandkids and they live in different climates, etc.
    Thanks for the patterns. They are so cute

  84. Love, love, love it!! Made the beard and attached it to a hat I had already made. It’s so adorable!! Can see it on my Facebook page. Made my little man in it my profile picture.
    http://www.facebook.com/acrosspope

  85. A client sent me the pattern asking me to make this for her, but I have to order the yarn online as she wants alpaca. Due to the costs I would rather not have to buy too much. Can you give me an approximate yardage used for the beard parts for a size small and a ladies? Thanks would really appreciate it.

    • I am so sorry, I just make these up for fun, I don’t take the time to measure anything. the vanna’s glamour I used is a very thin yarn and very small ball, not as big as traditional rolls. And I got quite a few beards out of each roll, it really didn’t take very much at all. I am so sorry I can’t be more help. I’ll try to remember to pay attention to that in the future.

  86. These are WONDERFUL! I just made one for my cousin for her baby shower. Thank you soooo much for sharing!

    • you are so welcome! Did she love it?

      • Her shower is at the end of this month so I haven’t given it to her yet. But I know she’s going to love it! She saw a pic of one a while ago and has been begging me to make her one. I told her I didn’t know the stitch used to make them and that it was beyond my level of expertise ;) won’t she be surprised. I’ll let you know how it goes over but I have a feeling I’ll be making one for her to wear too.

  87. I just finished the medium size bead and found that my count seemed to be off right from the beginning. When you turn, do you start the next stitch in the turn stitch or the stick next to it?
    Also, my bobbles are not nearly as round, pronounced as yours are. I the trick to pull the hdc a little tighter? Over all it’s ok, but I would like to get it right :-)
    thanks for the great idea and all the help <3

    • I don’t work in the ch2, just in the stitches. if a pattern wants you to work in the ch2 it will say “ch2 (this counts as a stitch here and throughout” if it doesn’t say that then you don’t work in it. Does that help? as for the bobble make sure all the half stitches are even on your hook before you do the last stitch pull through and pull that one tigher? does that make sense?

  88. Gabrielle says:

    Hello Ashlee!

    I’m a beginner and having a little trouble understanding the pattern. In row 2 it shows “*hdc, bobble stitch repeat” and he m just confused if that means I do the two hdc, bobble stitch, hdc, bobble stitch, etc? Can you please explain?

    Thank you!

    • yes, you repeat the section between the ** across. If your just supposed to repeat just one stitch it won’t have those **, that shows the grouping your supposed to repeat. does that help?

  89. I was so happy to find this pattern! Just in time for our winter blast. Your pattern is very easy to follow and thank yu for that.

  90. I haven’t’ tried your pattern out yet, but I made a different beard hat for a client for Christmas. I was worried about the problem of the man being able to get the beard over his head, so I decided to sew velcro strips on both sides of the hat and the beard. I used the soft side of the velcro on the hat and the “grabber” side of the velcro on the beard. The man who received the hat was very pleased.

  91. What hat pattern did you use? I have grand kids in Iowa and these will be adorable and practical in this years wild winter! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  92. Thank you for this pattern. I’ve tried others and the patterns weren’t easy to follow. I love the shape of these beards. I chain 20 at the last stitch, then attach the chain to the very first row. Then attach yarn on the opposite side, first row, chain 20 and attach to beginning of the last row to make loops that go around the ears to hold the beard in place. Use less chains for smaller beards.

    • sounds good! my kids would lose them so attaching them is what’s best for us, but I know a lot of people like them to be separate so thanks for sharing!

  93. Jodi Hargis says:

    Ashlee I just wanted to say thank you for the pattern it is so cute! I really appreciate it. My grandson is wanting one so badly!!

  94. Love the pattern! I just finished my second beard. First was for my grandson and his mom says he loves it! Now my son gets a gray beard because he hates the idea of getting older and gray hair. LOL.

    Thanks for the cool patterns!

  95. Love the pattern but a little confused. Trying to make an extra small and I’m not understanding row 4. If you could explain this just a little more I would appreciate it. Thank you

  96. Thanks so much for this wonderful pattern, I just posted about it here, http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2014/03/crocheted-beard-makes-a-fabulous-costume-accessory.html
    and it was truly a hit! and by the way, would love to see you at my weekly linky party!

  97. Thanks for sharing!! My hubby has been asking for one and I’m just now getting around to it haha! I can’t wait to see it done! I want to make my daughter and I one too and do beard hat pictures for next years Christmas cards :D I appreciate all the hard work and time you put into this and generously offering in to all of us. Thank you!

  98. Lauren Hornsby says:

    I just made one of the beard hats for a 4 month old and it turned out great! I made the baby beanie and x-small beard and it fit him perfectly. I’m going to be making some more and one of the little boys is almost 3. I’m wondering if you have a suggestion for the sizes I should use. I was also wondering how old Baby Boy is in the picture you posted of him with the other children. Thanks so much for sharing the patterns for the beanie and beard! They are AWESOME!

  99. I LOVE this pattern. I’ve made a few of the baby sized beard hats as gifts. I’m also doing a give away with a bearded hat and linked to your site so fellow crocheters can find your pattern :-)

    http://rollawaystones.com/bearded-hipster/

    Thank you thank you!!!
    Jess Wright recently posted..Pray A-Z! G and H are for Give away and Hipster!

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