crochet beard + free pattern

IMAG0004 crochet beard + free pattern

IMAG0006 crochet beard + free pattern

IMAG0007 crochet beard + free patternI’ve been meaning to post this since Christmas, but I didn’t have a decent photo of it and kept on forgetting to get one before my hubs left for school.   Today it so happens that we were once again left with only our phone cameras, but I figure it’s better than nothing, and I want to post this before it’s legitimately spring.

I think I made four or five of these  for Christmas, and they were a big hit all around. Who doesn’t want an instant beard? Don’t answer that.

When I first looked around for a free pattern I couldn’t find anything that I really liked, so one night when I was with Tiny in the hospital, I spent three hours just figuring this out. I referenced no other pattern, so if you see any similarities, than they are purely coincidental.  I came up with this after much trial and error, and it’s still not a perfect pattern. In fact, I would love it to be a work in progress, so if any of you try it and figure out a better way, I would love for you to add any suggestions into the comments section.  I am NOT a seasoned crocheter, so please forgive any ignorance or mistakes on my part. I will likely add photos or any other tips to this post if I make more.

* IMPORTANT NOTE! I have had lots of you tell me that you’ve loved the pattern and had great success, and lots of you tell me that you’re confused and need help figuring out my very amateur crochet-speak. I recently had a wonderful reader who also happens to be a seasoned crocheter offer to help write the pattern in a clearer way, which I was thrilled to take her up on. I have decided to leave my original instructions up as-is, and then insert my crochet-whiz’s instructions in their entirety after.  So make sure to look below if my instructions leave you confused, now you also have a well-written and clear explanation of my design. Thank you Patty!!

*ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE! I do not mind if you use this pattern for commercial use, however I want it clearly stated that you used my (Mad Mim’s) free pattern, with links back to this post, thanks very much everyone!

Free Crochet Beard Pattern:

I used Nature’s Choice Cotton yarn, because it would be nice and soft on the face. 85 grams made about three or four beards if I’m remembering right.  I wouldn’t use 100% wool as it would probably be a little itchy.  Size J hook.

*note: your crochet rows will be going from bottom to top of beard, rather than from ear to ear, i.e. your rows will be vertical when finished, rather than horizontal.

Chain 6. Turn.

Single crochet into each chain, chain two and turn.

# Bobble stitch, (or half double crochet) TWO times into first stitch. Single crochet into next stitch to close bobble. *bobble stitch three times into next stitch, and then single crochet into next stitch to close off bobble.* Continue between *’s to the end of row, which in this case in one more bobble–total of three; you want to end on the bobble stitch, and NOT on the single crochet; just turning will close the bobble).  Chain two and turn.

Single crochet across. Chain two at end and turn. #

Repeat between #’s, except on second and every subsequent bobble row you  increase by adding a bobble at the end (just pull a loop open and create a hole) until you reach your desired width.  I go until I have 5 bobbles across for an adult, or 4 for a child.

Now just alternate between rows of bobbles and single crochet, until you reach your desired length before decreasing.  (Remember to always chain two at end of rows before turning and begin bobble stitch rows by bobbling twice into first stitch–the initial two chains complete the bobble).  IF YOU CAN, it is SO MUCH BETTER to make this with the intended person handy. Fitting can be tricky, and I highly recommend making this while intermittently trying it on to ensure a good fit.  I did 16 rows total (8 bobble, single) for a child, 22 rows (11 bobble, 11 single) for around my size, and 26 rows (13 bobble, 13 single) for my husband. That includes increase/decrease rows, so for my size, I’d have 4 rows increasing, 14 full rows, and then 4 rows decreasing.

Start decreasing by skipping your first stitch on the bobble row, and then turning before reaching the end on your sc row. To be honest, I always do this a little different. Just whatever I need to make it work (like Tim).  The idea is that each bobble row has one less bobble than the previous.  End with a row of sc.
Chain enough to go around the ear. Again, it’s really important to check for fit here before you move on. If you have to guess, here are some guidelines: I chained 13 or 14  for my 2 year old,  15 for me, and 18 for my cabezon (humongo headed) husband. Once you’ve chained, slip stitch to the other side, leave a LONG tail (I left like two yards just in case), cut, and then pull through loop and tighten.
With a darning needle, weave your tail through one of the side edges, and once you reach the other side pull gently until it cups nicely around your face. You want it slightly fitted but not tight or uncomfortable. Check fit, and loosen or tighten accordingly.
Repeat the ear loop and then weave tail through remaining edge for other side. Check fit, adjust and then slip knot and weave in loose ends.
Moustache: with beard on, make a note of where the mustache would fit over the upper lip and attach to sides of beard and mark with a pin or something.  Weave a long length of yarn up through the beard and have it come out at one of the marked points; stick your needle through right next to your tail to form a loop and begin crocheting a chain that will reach over to the opposite side snugly.  Check fit if you can! Slip stitch into other side and then turn. Find your center point (or stitch) and mark.  Single crochet the first stitch, and then double crochet until right before your middle stitch. Slip stitch the middle one or two stitches and then resume double crocheting until the last stitch which will be single crochet.   Slip stitch into beard main, and pull your tail through. Weave tail through beard and cut.
DSC03131 crochet beard + free pattern
Patty’s Wonderful Translation of my crochet beard:
For a child size beard
Start: chain 7
Row 1: single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining chain
stitches. turn (6sc)
Row 2: chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 2 times, turn (3 bobbles and 3 sc)
Row 3: chain 1, 2 sc in first stitch, sc across next 4 stitches, 2 sc
in last stitch, turn (8 sc)
Row 4: chain 1, *Bobble in first stitch, sc in second stitch* repeat 3
times, turn (4 Bobbles, 4 sc)
Row 5: chain 1, sc across, turn (8 sc)
Row 6: chain 1,*Bobble in first stitch, sc in second stitch* repeat 3
times, turn (4 Bobbles, 4 sc)
Rows 7-22: repeat rows 5 & 6
Row 23: chain 1, decrease sc in first 2 stitches, sc across 4
stitches, decrease sc last two stitches, turn (6 sc)
Row 24: chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 2 times, turn (3 bobbles, 3sc)
Row 25: chain 1, sc across, turn (6sc)
Earloops: chain 9 ( you may have to measure against the person's ear the beard
is intended for to ensure fit and may have to add more or less chain
stitches to get a snug but comfortable fit). slip stitch to last
stitch on Row 25 creating a loop for ear.
Fasten off
Attach yarn to first stitch on Row 1. Chain 9  (or whatever you did
on Row 25), slip stitch to last stitch of Row 1
Fasten off
Mustache
Connect yarn to first Bobble stitch on Row 6 with a sc, begin crocheting a chain
that will reach over to the opposite side snugly. ( I crocheted 8.
Check fit if you can!) sc into first Bobble on Row 20 and
then turn. chain 1 double crochet (dc) into first sc, dc into 3 chain
stitches, Sc in next two
chain stitches,  dc over last 3 chain stitches, dc into last sc, slip
stitch next to last sc into beard. ( 8dc, 2 sc)  (If
you chained more or less just adjust he number of dc so you have 2 sc
in the center). Fasten off and weave in ends.

For an adult size beard
Start: chain 7
Row 1: single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining chain
stitches. turn (6sc)
Row 2: chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 2 times, turn (3 bobbles and 3 sc)
Row 3: chain 1, 2 sc in first stitch, sc across next 4 stitches, 2 sc
in last stitch, turn (8 sc)
Row 4: chain 1, *Bobble in first stitch, sc in second stitch* repeat 3
times, turn (4 Bobbles, 4 sc)
Row 5: chain 1, 2 sc in first stitch, sc across next 6 stitches, 2 sc
in last stitch (10 sc)
Row 6: Chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 4 times, turn (5 bobbles and 5 sc)
Row 7: chain 1, sc across, turn (10 sc)
Row 8: chain 1,*Bobble in first stitch, sc in second stitch* repeat 3
times, turn (5 Bobbles, 5 sc)
Rows 9-22: repeat rows 7 & 8
Row 23: chain 1, decrease sc in first 2 stitches, sc across 6
stitches, decrease sc last two stitches, turn (8 sc)
Row 24: chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 3 times, turn (4 bobbles, 4sc)
Row 25: chain 1, decrease sc in first 2 stitches, sc across 4
stitches, decrease sc last two stitches, turn (6 sc)
Row 26: chain 1, *Bobble stitch in first stitch. sc in second stitch*
repeat 2 times, turn (3 bobbles, 3sc)
Row 27: chain 1, sc across, turn (6sc)
 Earloops: chain 10 ( you may have to measure against the person's ear the beard
is intended for to ensure fit and may have to add more or less chain
stitches to get a snug but comfortable fit). slip stitch to last
stitch on Row 27 creating a loop for ear.
Fasten off
Attach yarn to first stitch on Row 1. Chain 10 (or whatever you did on
Row 27), slip stitch to last stitch of Row 1
Fasten off
Mustache
Connect yarn to first Bobble stitch on Row 6 with a sc, begin crocheting a chain
that will reach over to the opposite side snugly. ( I crocheted 8.
Check fit if you can!) sc into first Bobble on Row 20 and
then turn. chain 1 double crochet (dc) into first sc, dc into 3 chain
stitches, Sc in next two
chain stitches,  dc over last 3 chain stitches, dc into last sc, slip
stitch next to last sc into beard. ( 8dc, 2 sc)  (If
you chained more or less just adjust he number of dc so you have 2 sc
in the center). Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you try this, I’d love any feedback or like I said any comments with suggestions! Three cheers for facial hair!
*There’s a fantastic project called A Beard a Day, where the fellow crafter Geri Richmond is making  and posting (and maybe planting) a beard for EVERY day of the year! I spotted several beards from my pattern  so far, so Geri will be the PRO crochet bearder by the end of this project. Check it out!!
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126 Comments

  1. Marci Negranza
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    This. is. awesome.

  2. Posted February 22, 2012 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Even as the bearded lady you’re gorgeous!

    This is too funny. I need to learn how to crochet.

    • Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

      Thanks amy! I kinda like the beard look myself! Maybe I should stop tweezing those chin whiskers I get every once in a while….!

  3. Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    oh, i love this!

  4. Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I was just showing a picture like this to my husband last night wishing I could make one for Henry. I’m totally going to make him one! Thank you!

  5. marseille
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    and it could double as a headband?

    • Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      :)!!! Oh YEah, you could switch it up instantly!!

  6. Jeff
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I wear my beard to school every day, and I finally feel like I fit in! Thanks again!

    • Posted February 22, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

      Wow, that definitely made my day, Jeff!

  7. mekei
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    good job on a great project

  8. Posted February 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey bearded lady, love these happy pics. love you.

  9. Yam B Fan
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    This is Hil-Hair-ious!!!! I’m not mentioning any names, but ONE of you looks like Bluto!

  10. Ashley
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I do have one question.. According to your picture I only see 3 bobbles for the first row, but if I chain 6, sc in each chain across (6 sc) and then bobble in every other sc PLUS increasing one, I end up with 4 bobbles in my first row (3+1)…

    Am I doing something wrong?

    • Posted March 11, 2012 at 1:10 am | Permalink

      Ashley thanks for a great question–you’re right it doesn’t make sense, I explained it wrong. I’ve fixed it, but you DON’T increase on your first row. You start increasing on your second bobble row. Hope that helps!

  11. Sarah Haddox
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Here is a link to the beard I made for my son! http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3520915621245&set=a.3520903820950.2169070.1222699219&type=1&theater
    The only issues I had were realizing that the bobble stitch was different than just a half double crochet (my reading error?) and then determining how to decrease at the end. If I made another one I will write down the steps I took to decrease.

    • Posted March 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for linking Sarah, it really did turn out so cute!

  12. Kara
    Posted June 21, 2012 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    What do you mean by pulling a loop open for the increases?

    • Posted June 21, 2012 at 7:54 am | Permalink

      I meant just pull open a stitch to make a hole where there wouldn’t otherwise be one. Hope that helps, good luck!

  13. Jason Atwood
    Posted June 22, 2012 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    This pattern inspired a stitch n b*tch party with friends and then a “Beards n beer” night! thanks for the amazing pattern!

    • Posted June 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      WEll, that sounds like a good time. So glad it worked for you and your b*tches!

  14. Sun I Tinsley
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Posted June 29, 2012 at 3:21 am | Permalink
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    My son-in-law and his family lives in South Africa (it’s Winter there N no good heating sys). They are a missionaries. He and his family (daughter, two grandson(7, 9 and one granddaughter 2) asked me make these. Hours of research, I found yours and I love it best. But I am a begginer and a bit problem to follow your pattern. Please help me, I need to know each row, how many you have the bobble sts and how did you decrese the sts? I proctis, but it didn’t come out like yours. Thank you for any help. Sun I

    • Posted June 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      I’m so glad that you like that pattern!
      The number of bobble in each row depends on how wide you want the beard to be. I start out with 3 and then go to 4 for a child, and then I think 5 for an adult, but like I said, just go until it’s as wide (from top to bottom) as you want it. You increase by adding a stitch at the end where you wouldn’t normally have one. You poke your hook through the tight end to create a hole and thus ADD a stitch. I’m not great at explaining this, I hope that you can figure it out. Good luck!!

  15. G
    Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Hi there! I love this pattern so so much and it fits beautifully. The bobbles are such a please to crochet.

    I’m finally getting around to commenting because tomorrow I’m commencing a beardy art project, and I thought you’d like to know that the success I have with this amazing pattern is the inspiration that started it :D It’s called ‘A Beard A Day’, and tomorrow I will be planting beards made from your pattern all over Cardiff, UK :D

    My website will link to the daily blog I’m using for this year-long project, if you’re interested?

    (Oh! Also, would you mind if I linked to this pattern on my blog?)

    • Posted August 7, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

      I LOOOOVE this project, I think it’s just so fantastic!! I wish you all the luck, energy, motivation, materials etc that you’ll need to to endure! A beard a day!!! That will be mind blowing!!
      You of course can use my link, I would LOVE that. Also, I’ll put a link in my tutorial to your site. Good luck, and I’m so happy that my beard pattern was a success for you!
      xo Miriam

  16. Paula
    Posted August 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    hey so im sitting here trying to read along and crochet it… but i actually fot stuck on the first real thing…i cant end on a bobble on the first line of bobbles… there are six stiches to go into and i cant actually end on a bobble… HELP PLEASE! haha im now confused =(

    • Posted August 7, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      It’s been a while since I made these, so I can’t remember quite how to explain it. My advice is to just fudge it!! Probably not the best way, but if I ever ran into a problem I would just MAKE IT WORK. Add a stitch, drop a stitch, do what you need to end up right! Good luck, sorry this may not be so much help!

  17. Chris
    Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    i really wish you made a video… or organized the information better. I hope i don’t offend you because it is really confusing

    • Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      Nope, not offended! It is what it is! I’m not a huge crocheter, so I didn’t feel super competent to make a full picture tutorial. I have had a lot of people have success with it though, so I hope you can! Good luck! If I make any more, I will try to put together a video.

  18. Emmy
    Posted August 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m only 12 and I think this is so awesome I started crocheting by the way how do you just pull a loop open and and create a hole? I’m kinda confused…. And really want to make one.

  19. teddybearbbi
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I would love to share my picture of my daughter wearing your pattern. I can also help rewrite it so it’s a bit easier for beginners to understand if you like. :)

    • Posted September 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

      Honestly, I would love that! I get a lot of people who have had success with the pattern and a lot of people telling me how confusing it is, so any help from someone who knows the language and terminology would be so awesome. You can send the picture and the rewrite to miriam@madmim.com, and maybe I can put together a revamp of the pattern! Thank you!!

  20. Stephanie
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    I I was just curious if you had a beginner pattern for this?

    • Posted September 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Well actually Stephanie, I think the problem is that I AM a beginner! I just don’t know all the right terms to make it more clear! But actually you’re in luck! Somebody (a seasoned crocheter) just recently emailed me offering to help clarify my pattern, so I’m going to edit my original post with her clarifications, I hope it helps. Also, I’ll look at your email right now if I can figure out a better way to explain. Good luck!

  21. Jackie
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the pattern – by far the best out there!

  22. Posted October 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    It’s so great that you shared your pattern for free – this has been hard to find! I will let you know how mine turns out – thank you!

    • Posted October 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome! Hope it turns out well!

  23. Poppy
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Found this when looking for something to kill my boredom, now all my friends are getting these for Christmukka. Thank you so much!

  24. Emily Graydon
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Excellent. All the shepherds in our nativity play will be wearing one!

  25. Emily
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for posting this. I made one last night and love it!

    • Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      Oh good!! So glad it worked out for you, aren’t they so fun to make?

  26. Posted November 13, 2012 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for offering this free pattern! I attached it to a beanie for my husband!

  27. Anna
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the free pattern!! It’s fantastic! Made the child size for my 7 year old daughter and the adult for my 12 year old son. They love them! Thanks again, you have amazing talent!

    • Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, Anna! I’m a total novice crocheter, but I am so glad people have had luck with the beard! So glad that it worked out!!

  28. Posted November 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    for some reason i am just not getting this pattern. i tried to make the adult size and for some reason i can’t get past the second row. the number of stitches just isn’t adding up correctly.

    i have been crocheting for 33 years, i can read patterns and pattern symbols, but for some reason i am just not getting this. :( have there been any more revisions made that i might not be aware of?

    • Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

      You know, it’s kinda one of those things that you can kinda just fudge. Add a stitch if you need one, decrease if you need it. I’m a novice crocheter and am probably not explaining it well. The update written and inserted into the text below is the only update. I hope you can figure it out!

    • Teddybearbbi
      Posted February 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

      I was wondering if you were able to figure it out. Maybe I can help. :)

  29. Wendy
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    This is FANTASTIC! I just made 2 “blonde” beards. One child and one adult. I did change the mustache a little. I did the chain across from stitch 6 to stitch 20, but then I bubble stitched the mustache and sewed a small stitch in the middle of it where it would lay right under the nose. It’s a little more of a bulky mustache. I don’t know how to post a pic to show you, but thank you so so much for this pattern!! :)

    • Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      That’s so great!! I love to hear success stories! Thanks for explaining too, I’m sure it will be helpful to future readers! Cheers!

  30. Caitlin
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I’ve been looking for a good crochet beard pattern. I haven’t tried it yet, but I want to make my boyfriend this for Christmas. Does the adult size fit both genders? I just want to know because men faces are bigger than women faces.

    I wanted to get my boyfriend something awesome and useful. I had such a hard time and I finally picked one I thought would be awesome.

    Thank you for making this pattern!

    • Posted November 30, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

      Yep it works for any size face! In the instructions I specify how many stitches I used for me, and how many for my hubs etc. Good luck!

  31. Angi
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I love this beard!! how would I alter it to be able to sew it directly onto the hat?

    • Posted December 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

      Hi Angi,
      There are a couple of things you can do: first (what I did for my son’s hat) I just made the ear loops very small, and then sewed buttons inside the beanie where the loops hooked around them. That has worked well. The other option would be to just not chain the ear loops–you could weave through the ends, or just crochet across, and then hand stitch them onto the hat! Is that clear? Hope that helps!

      • Angi
        Posted December 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

        Thanks Miriam! I left the loops off but then I single crochet a few extra rows to be able to sew it on. But then I was having troubles with the mustache. I ended up crocheting from one end to where the mustache would start and then chained 8 and sc to the end. (wrong side facing) then sc back and on the chained 8 I worked the dc and sc then sc to end.
        Thanks for the free pattern. Is this pattern on Ravelry.com? I couldn’t find it there.

  32. Amanda
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Great Pattern! I added 8 extra rows of 4 stitches each to both ends of the beard (alternating between 4 sc and 2 bobble + 2 sc) so I could attach it directly to a cap. The extra rows were off-center toward the top of the beard. I slip stitched the bottom of the 6 sc row the the bottom of my first added row to round it off.

    I also varied the mustache after the chain 8.
    In the first stitch I did a double crochet (dc) AND a triple crochet (tc)
    In the 2nd stitch I did a sc AND a tc
    In the 3rd stitch I did a sc AND a tc
    In the 4th stitch one sc
    In the 5th stitch one sc
    In the 6th stitch tc AND sc
    In the 7th stitch tc AND sc
    In the 8th stitch tc and dc

    Then I finished it off the same way you did. It give the mustache a nice textured pattern that matches the bobble stitches in the beard.

    Hopefully that was clear enough. Thanks again for the pattern!

    • Posted December 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write this out, Amanda! I’m sure future beard-makers will appreciate!

  33. edie3108
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I made this with the fringe-like yarn (I’m not sure of the name…lost the label), and it looks really legit! My brother-in-law has been asking for months, so I attached it to a crocheted medieval-esque hat. I don’t know how I send a photo, but I love the pattern! Thanks so much for posting! I’ll be making many more!

    • Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

      I love to hear success stories with this pattern! I get a lot of people who are successful, but probably an equal amount who are totally confused by my totally ghetto pattern, lol! So glad to hear that you could figure it out, or at least the second version! If you ever do learn how to send a photo, share it on the FB page! It sounds totally awesome!

  34. Jane Wilkes
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    love your child’s pattern. I had no trouble with the pattern at all. I added very small loops at the ends to use with flat buttons sewn inside the hat, rather than fastening over the ears. excellent pattern!

    • Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

      awesome! so glad it worked for you, Jane!

  35. Kait
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I love this pattern and was so happy to find it after my fiancé saw one and begged me to make him one! The only problem I really ran into was the mustache… It confused me where to start the chain, like what stitch since its on the side of the rows… And how to make the stitches to get the pinch in the middle. He likes it though, but due to my not so great mustache, it slides into his mouth if he talks normally… How did you get it to fit snug to avoid that? Hopefully my next few beards will be better! Thanks for this pattern, I wish I could make up a pattern!

  36. Tanya
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    OMG! I crocheted this pattern just to share with my friend. We have been crocheting together over the phone for the last three weeks. After I made this, I tried it on (along with a hat and sunglasses). And sent pic to family and friends. Only one person knew it was me. My own sons didn’t know. Too funny. Wish I could send you a pic. Thank you for sharing.

    By the way, don’t know if anyone mentioned it, but on the adult beard, I think row 8 should read, repeat 4 times, not the 3. Anyway, thanks again

  37. Carolyn
    Posted December 28, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have made 2 for family and now selling them on Etsy. They are the first thing I have sold. I always include to a buyer that the pattern is based on yours. I made a few small changes to the bobble and mustache and ear loops. Again thank you so very much! You are very kind to share this.

  38. Jo
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks. I love, love, love this pattern.

  39. Litay
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this! This is an awesome pattern! I’ve made a bunch already, my favorite is the one I made with burnt orange yarn. I love how people of all ages have so much fun with this.

  40. Jennifer Custard
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I absolutly love this!! I found your site tonight and had to make one right away. Very easy to do (I’m a beginner in crochet as well) super fun! I can’t wait to make a ton of these for gifts :) My two little boys (4 & 3) will absolutly love these as well :) Thank you very much for sharing your pics and pattern :)

    • Posted January 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      I am always so glad to hear that someone tried this pattern and loved it! That’s really so awesome!

  41. Psilocybin
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    I just learned to crochet yesterday specifically to make this beard and 10 hours later its perfect! Its made me very happy. Thanks for sharing your pattern and inspiring me to learn something new.
    I am going to be making many more of these (probably vary each up a bit to test out different styles) and add a few to hats so I can take them to a festival i go to yearly called Bearded Theory. I think people will love them! next up I want to see if i can use this as a base and add long pieces of wool to make a viking style long beard!
    Thanks again! Psi x

    • Posted January 16, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      That sounds so fun, it just makes me smile thinking of a “Bearded Theory” festival. So happy it worked out!!

  42. Louisa
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    This is the first thing I have ever crochettped and it’s gone perfectly! Its for the best man at my brothers wedding who is a girl! Brilliant pattern, really easy to follow. Thank you!

    • Posted February 4, 2013 at 12:11 am | Permalink

      Oh man, I would love to see that, how awesome!! I would LOVE to see any photos on the mad mim facebook page, that sounds hilarious!

  43. Ann
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Found you via Pinterest. Excited to try this in red for St. Patrick’s Day! I’m new to crochet and haven’t used the bobble before – thanks for the video link!!!

    • Posted March 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome, what a fun St. Patrick’s Day perk!

  44. Posted March 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I just sat down and made this today. Loved it. FOr a lady, next time I will take out a 2 rows between 9-22. Also, on the mustache, I connected on rows 8 and 18 and after the DC/SC row I slip stiched across and slip stiched into row 18 and then fastened off, just made the Stache a little more secure.
    Can’t wait to share with my blog readers! thanks for the great pattern!
    ~Mrs. Lopez of lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com

  45. Doris MacArthur
    Posted April 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    My grandson saw this on internet and called me to see if I can knit it. The problem I am finding is I can not print the pattern in large enough print to read and I find it is very faint.I have tried everything I can think of.

    • Posted April 8, 2013 at 7:11 am | Permalink

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I would try to copy and paste it into a Word document, that way you can control the font!

  46. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    This was fun! I made a beard to match a viking helm I made for my brother in law.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=452409238171607&set=a.412223868856811.99543.412200462192485&type=1&theater

    • Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

      Love this!! So fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!

  47. Posted August 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I made one for my niece!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1EmAvyySh4g/UfFiAIVVVPI/AAAAAAAAGeI/CGQXkX7yJ7I/s1600/beard.png

    She loves it and asked for another one in pink. HAPPY to oblige. Hahahaha. Thanks for the great pattern!

  48. Erin
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    This is easy and awesome!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  49. Bernadette
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for writing this pattern!! I made the beard this evening, just did 2-dc bobbles instead of bobbles with 3 dc. Makes the texture look a little bit more natural on the face.

    luv it <B

    • debeanz
      Posted September 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      if you’re on twitter you can see how it turned out :)

      pic.twitter.com/KsLxbH5H2q

  50. Posted September 24, 2013 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Thank you, thank you for such an easy pattern! I whipped one of these bad boys up this morning for my 2 year old son. He loves it!!! Again, thank you!! :)

  51. Mary
    Posted October 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I made a bunch of these for my step-daughter’s Duck Dynasty themed birthday pool party. Hilarious to see a gaggle of preteen girls in swimsuits and beards. She loved it!

    • Posted October 16, 2013 at 7:37 am | Permalink

      Oh my goodness, that is so fantastic, my husband will get a huge kick out of that! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  52. Dawn Julius
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    What ages is the child size for? I am looking to make one for a one-year-old. TIA

    • Posted October 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      You know you can kinda fit it to whatever size you need, but I made this one for a 3 year old.

  53. Stephanie Cockerham
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Hello I was just wondering if you use the Size J hook in both the child size and the adult size…thanks!!

  54. Dawn In Boston
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m making Red Sox stocking hats with BEARDS! Thanks for this awesome pattern. Like you, I tend to wing it….Like Nike says, JUST DO IT. I’m printing both your lax version of the pattern and the more sophisticated format. I’ll try your version first…cause that’s how I roll. If it gets sticky, I’ll turn to the dark side and follow a REAL pattern. I will outfit all of RedSox nation if I get the chance :) THANKS!!

    • Posted November 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      OMG, that is fantastic!! I love it! God speed, you have an important mission! :)

  55. Posted November 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m a pretty newbie crocheter and this worked out great on my first try! Thank you! A great substitute for Movember!

  56. Gini
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I just finished my son’s beard! He loves it! Great job with the directions. I had no problems. Thanks so much!

  57. Aly
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the pattern! I am using it to make a beard for my dad for Christmas. It’s an awesome alternative to ski masks for keeping your face warm while shoveling:)

  58. Gayle MG
    Posted November 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for posting a free beard pattern! I am a complete novice (I crocheted a small Hershey’s kiss shape and a small ball pattern before this) and I managed to work through this pattern using a couple of YouTube videos in just two nights! I have made a small beard for my 7 month old for Movember, can’t wait to model it on him tomorrow and take pictures! Is it too cruel if I go wake him now to do it?! ;)

    • Posted November 20, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

      I’m a total novice too, maybe that’s why you could work your way through my pattern;) So glad it worked for you!

  59. Posted December 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for making this available to us. I found it because a friend saw it on Pinterest & wanted some. After making two, I left a long piece if yarn as I started my chain so I could use it for the ear loop.

  60. Posted December 10, 2013 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    This is great! I recently made some child-sixed bobble beards that have to be attached to a hat. I want one for my Dad in a Santa style, so I like this one better due tothe style of the moustache. Cool too that this one can be worn alone. I will tag this site with my picture of the finished product!

  61. Beverly
    Posted December 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Best beard pattern EVER! (Believe me I tried a lot!)

  62. Brenda
    Posted December 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Is the bobble really just a HDC? I feel like it doesn’t look like a bobble and lays to flat?

  63. Brenda
    Posted December 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Is the bobble really just a HDC? I feel like it doesn’t look like a bobble and lays too flat?

  64. Katie
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Recently made a couple beards for me and my friends from your pattern, they came out great! Thanks for the pattern!

    • Posted January 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      Yay, I love to hear success stories! Thanks for commenting!

  65. Hazel
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    We had a theme of “Wear something Christmassy on your head” for our office Christmas Party which I then also used for Christmas Day. I made one of your beards and everyone commented on it so I’m sure your ears must have burning with all the praise! Thanks so much for your great pattern, a great bit of fun over Christmas!

    • Posted January 21, 2014 at 8:21 am | Permalink

      So much fun! It makes me smile so much to hear all the fun ways people use this–so great, thanks for sharing!

  66. Peggy Otto
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, I cannot print this off. Want to start one for my son. I tried hi-lighting and copy, but the hi-light disappears.

  67. first mask
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    i don’t have to much crocheting experience so maybe theres something im not getting
    well i dont understand how to do the mustache, I dont understand “crochet a chain…” you said you did about 8 and that s suppose to reach to row 20?
    what i did was start on row 6 and chain 8 but that doesnt go very far..
    please assist!! thank you ! i hope im explaining it ok

  68. Gayla Toften
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the pattern. I made the beard to go with a viking helmet for my sons Christmas present. He has been wearing it around Fort Hood.

  69. Ali
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi! just recently (last week) i taught myself how to crochet using youtube tutorials and a few friends… I REALLY want to learn how to make this beard!! but every time i make an attempt, i get three bobbles over and over again.. for some reason my beard is not growing :( ( i get three bobbles every row) any helpful hints/tips? Thanks for the pattern!!!

    • Posted February 13, 2014 at 1:11 am | Permalink

      Hmm, I don’t know what to tell you, other than increasing isn’t one of those things that works out perfectly, you just sort of have to add in a stitch on the end that shouldn’t be there. I’m not a seasoned crocheter, but my motto is, just make it happen, add a stitch somewhere on the end and it works. That’s a really lame-o response, maybe google how to increase on youtube, that might help! Sorry I’m not more help, good luck!

  70. AuntieD
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the pattern post! My family will be keeping warm here in Alberta:)
    Amazing to see the comments continue even a couple of years later, eh?
    I am a crazy crochet lady, and able to make one of these in a couple hours along with some good series on Netflix!
    Thanks again;)

    • Posted February 13, 2014 at 12:51 am | Permalink

      AWESOME, nothing like a quick project to get your heart pumping, right? I LOVE that people are still making and loving this beard, it really does make me happy. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  71. Posted March 24, 2014 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    hi. i post one of your picture on my blog: sur-mes-murs.blogspot.fr/2014/03/dans-mes-poches-fake-fur.html . cause you are the most beautiful people with crochet beard. if you want i can change it. bye. L

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