A few years ago, my younger brother asked me to make him a bearded beanie. Not having a clue what that was, I went searching and couldn't find any crochet patterns to make him one. I ended up designing my own, but after selling them for awhile, I had people requesting removable beards. I did not want to have to sew buttons or Velcro onto the hat, so I designed a beard that could be worn completely separate from the hat and could even be paired with any other hat someone owns. I wanted it to be thick and manly, and this is how it turned out!
I love it because it is warm and has so much character. They are great gag gifts and are always an attention grabber. People seem to either love them or hate them. ha!
No specific gauge, though the fabric should be thick and hold its shape. There should be very little drape.
I am 23 years old, a wife and a first-time mom to a very sweet little boy. I love to knit and crochet, and I get a thrill out of designing my own patterns. I enjoy reading and studying new things, and I love the feel of fiber between my fingers!