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« on: February 19, 2013 09:10:49 PM »

I just finished this a couple hours ago, and I love it to death.



I knitted the whole hat portion, and I've made a dozen of these hats already, but all with different beards. this one us by far my favourite.  It was a preorder from a friend around Valentines day, and I started it yesterday, and finished it off today.  I can tell you that the beard portion of the hat took what felt like the longest, but was only about 3.5 hours.  it's fully filled in because I felt it was too skimpy otherwise and the beard ends didn't flow well.  I also included 6 braids in the beard and have finally perfected my horn pattern.



I've seen some tutorials on different beards, and most of them were fairly skimpy with no structure behind it, or had a canvas, that i couldn't find and didn't really want to use.  I used my original beard pattern for my hats and looped double strands of yarn through the stitchs in layers.  I think I used somewhere in the neighbourhood of 600 strands of 18" yarn (just 2 colours of yarn wrapped around my 18" clear drafting ruler hundreds of times)  my friend has already seen the photo of it and can't wait to wear it out.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013 09:41:14 PM »

I love it!! You must be a MUCH faster knitter than I am (I might be the slowest in the world, though). That would take me AGES!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013 10:13:46 PM »

That beard really is EPIC!!  I love how you used the different shades of color.  Amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013 11:58:44 PM »

That is the nicest one I've seen.  What a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013 06:33:55 AM »

Ha ha, awesome! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013 06:49:39 AM »

THis rocks!!!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2013 06:58:13 AM »

I never get tired of looking at beard hats!  This Rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013 07:13:24 AM »

Wish I could be there to see the reactions when you wear it out.  Absolutely awesome!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013 07:28:04 AM »

I love it!! You must be a MUCH faster knitter than I am (I might be the slowest in the world, though). That would take me AGES!

Thank you. I try Tongue each hat I get faster.  I think my original viking hat took me 12 hours to knit, then I've worked it down to about 3

That beard really is EPIC!!  I love how you used the different shades of color.  Amazing!

Thanks.  I thought that one colour would have been too flat, and I ended up running out of the darker orange just as I was putting the last strand on.
That is the nicest one I've seen.  What a great job!
Ha ha, awesome! I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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Wish I could be there to see the reactions when you wear it out.  Absolutely awesome!!
I unfortunately won't be the one wearing this out personally.. I made it for a friend who ordered it off me last week.  I'm sure he's excited about it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013 08:30:17 PM »

Wow, that is a formidable beard at the least!  Grin
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