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Topic: Instant mountain man beard!! ((Now with a Tut!!))  (Read 4602 times)
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teddi85
« on: October 25, 2011 04:25:02 PM »

I've seen these all over the web lately...and it just so happened on of my friends just shaved off his mountain man beard. He wasd complaining of his face feeling a bit chilly in the Montana fall so I decided I should probably make one for him. He's out of town for the moment, but as so as he gets back I'll post an "action" picture!


Tutuorial/Pattern (Okay so this is my first attempt at tute... Lips sealed, so just let me know if you have any questions), okay, here we go....
 Side Note ** I used a J hook w/ Lion's Brand Simply Soft. If you use different yarn or hooks it will change the size, but this is just a basic beanie and this is just my variation. I like to wear my beanies a bit looser and longer than some. So feel free to use your own pattern or any other one you'd like. It just starts off with a regular, run of the mill beanie so feel free to use whatever your little heart desires  Grin

1st off...Basic Beanie:
   Foundation: Chain 4 and attach with slip stitch (ss)
   1st Round(rnd): Chain 2, 9 halfdouble(hdc) chains in foundation ring (total: 10 stitches) join last hdc with ss to 2nd stitch in begining chain 2.
   2nd rnd: Chain 2, 1 hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in 2nd stitch and continue throughout. join with ss in 2nd chain of ch2 (20)
   3rd rnd: chain 2, 1hdc in same stitch, 1hdc in next stitch  *2 hdc in next stitch, 1hdc in next stitch* repeat * to * 8 times, join (30)
   4th rnd: chain 2, 1hdc in same stitch, 1hcd in next 2 stitches, * 2hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitiches* repeat * to* repeat 8 times, join (40)
   5th rnd: chain 2, 1hdc in same stitch, 1hdc in next 3 stitches, *2hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches* repeat 8 times, join (50)
   6th rnd: chain 2, 1hdc in same stitch, 1hdc in next 4 stitches, *2hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches*, repeat * to* 8 times, join (60)
   7th rnd: chain 2, 1 hdc in next stitch, cont 1 hdc in each stitch to end, join (60)
   Round 8 through 30: repeat round 7, join, weave in ends. 
Side note ** I just wrote this pattern without any color variations, but my original post has stripes. So feel free to jazz it up a bit with stripes or different stitches if you wish.

Step 2: The Instant (sort of) Epic Beard
   Side note** you'll need to know a puff stitch, which is yarn over hook, draw up loop through stitch, repeat twice, total of 7 loops on hook, yarn over, draw through all 7 loops.   
   Chain 35
   Row 1: 1 single chain (sc) in 2nd chain fromt the hook, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 puff stitch in next stitch, repeat through next 29 stitches, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, chain 1. Turn.
   Row 2: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hoook, 1 hdc in next stitch, puff stitch in next 11 stitches, chain 7, skip next 7 stitches (now this is the mouth hole, so it may vary from person to person, so just measure so that it fits), 1 puff stitch in next 12 stitches, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1sc in next stitch, chain one. Turn.
   Row 3: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in next hook, puff stitch in next 30 stitches, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next stitch, chain one. Turn.
   Row 4: Repeat row 3.
   Row 5: 1 sc 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in next chain, puff stitch in next 10 stitches, decrease over next 2 stitches (how I decrease with a puff is; YO pull up loop through first stitch, YO, pull up loop through next stitch, YO, pull up loop through same stitch, YO, pull through all 7 loops on stitch; decrease made), puff stitch in next 6 stitches, decrease over next 2 stitches. puff stitch in next 10 stitches, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, chain 1. Turn.
   Row 6: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc in next stitch, puff stitch in next 9 stitches, decrease over next 2 stitches, puff stitch in next 5 stitches, decrease over next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, chain 1. Turn.
   Row 7: 1 hdc in 2nd chain from hook and 1 hdc in each stitch to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Step 3: Attaching epic beard.
    So this is what I did, but you can change it to fit as you'd like. I put the hat on and placed the beard over my face so that it sat where I liked it. I put a safety pin to mark where I wanted the top of the beard to fit to the hat. After I had the safety pins on to mark the hat, I took the hat off and flipped it inside out. I attached the beard with a whipstitch to the wrong side of the hat. So that when it's on the top of the beard is on the inside of the hat, so that the hat comes over the sides.

Step 4: Enjoy your instant mountain man hat. Or as my friend said when he put in on "I think I'm going to go as Zach Galifianakis for Halloween"
   
Since this if my first tute I'm sure I made some mistakes so feel free to ask me questions if you have them... Thanks!! Enjoy!!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2011 07:22:34 AM by teddi85 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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teachart
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011 04:40:37 PM »

That's awesome! Is it attached to the hat? You have one lucky friend!!
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MandaRue
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011 04:41:32 PM »

very nice! i like how the mustache looks good and full too! Smiley
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mingus107
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011 07:31:42 PM »

amazing! my husband loved this! could you please post a tutorial or pattern? thanks!
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teddi85
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011 03:19:49 PM »

Thanks guys!! I think this is by far my most favorite out of the hats I've made.  I've never written a tut before, but  I'll give it a shot and get one worked up this weekend. I pretty much looked at a picture and  crocheted....and ripped out....and crocheted....and ripped out....and crocheted, until it looked right, but it's really pretty simple. Check back in a couple of days and I'll get one posted.
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teddi85
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011 07:26:56 AM »

I hope this pattern works for you all!!
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normalcymelts
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011 05:06:25 PM »

thank god there is a tutorial! i was trying to follow another one but it didn't turn out well. here's to hoping for the best!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012 11:39:59 PM »

This is a great tute! I don't know why, but I've been so nervous to try making my own beard pattern (sounds so silly), so I was very happy to find this. I made a hat and beard tonight, and now I just need to attach them. Thanks for posting this! I love it!
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