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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.

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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.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/31905_10151474374604393_1436487306_n.jpg

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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