Crochet Bobble Beard pattern – multiple sizes

Yesterday I shared my new striped beanie pattern in 7 sizes from newborn to extra large adult, and today I’m sharing 4 sizes of bobble beards, mix and match to create the fit your looking for.

free pattern for crochet bobble beards, in 4 sizes

take the striped beanie and a bobble beard and you have bearded beanies, free pattern everyone loves

Here is an example of all 4 beards, Large, Medium, Small and Extra Small (on an Adult, adult, toddler and baby beanies).  You can see the difference in length as well as width (or is that height?) Which is why I’d suggest a hook change over beard size change if trying a different yarn.

extra small bobble beard on a baby is adorable

And Baby Boy looked so cute I decided I had to add an even smaller version, here is Miss K showing off the Extra small!!!   Seriously, could this BE any cuter?

I love the thinner yarn for more details, but if you’d rather use a thicker yarn try it out first, if it makes the beard too large try either going down a hook size or down a beard size.

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Bobble Beard

vanna glamour (you can use any yarn of similar size, if you go up a yarn weight you might want to go down a beard size or down a hook size)
Hook I- 5.50mm
Stripped beanie

Stitches used:
chain (ch)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
half double crochet decrease (hdc2tog)
bobble- Yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook.Repeat that process (yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook) 3 more times in the same stitch. There are now 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw the loop through all 5 stitches. You’ve made one bobble stitch. Notice that the bobble puffs to the back side of the swatch you’re working, which will be the right side of the work.

Grandma, Grand baby and every age in between all rockin the crochet bearded beanies

Lego boy in a child’s beanie and medium beard, Computer boy in child’s beanie and Medium beard, Baby Boy in a toddler beanie and small beard (he was pulling on it, I swear it fits good) and Princess in a child’s beanie and small beard.

My mom is modeling the Large beard with Miss K…  Love the zoolander look (seriously though, it’s a bit creepy on adult women without some fun face of some kind)

extra small
Chain 28
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. (27)
Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc (27)
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in last 12 st, (27)
Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 3 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* 2 times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 3 times, hdc (23)
Row 5- ch1 turn, sc across, (23)
Row 6- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 4 times, ch5 skip 7 st, *bobble, hdc* 4 times
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc 8 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 8 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 7 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)


Chain 32
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. (31)
Row 2- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc twice (31)
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc in next 11 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 11 st, (31)
Row 4- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc (31)
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 7 st, sc in last 12 st, (31)
Row 6- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 4 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* 2 times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 4 times, hdc (27)
Row 7- ch1 turn, sc across, (27)
Row 8- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, ch5 skip 7 st, *bobble, hdc* 5 times
Row 9- ch1, turn, sc 10 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 10 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 9 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

on cold winter days everyone loves a bearded beanie


Chain 36
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. (35)
Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc (35)
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc across (35)
Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc, hdc (35)
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 12 st, hdc in next 11 st, sc in last 12 st, (35)
Row 6- Repeat row 2, (35)
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc in next 13 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 13 st, (35)
Row 8- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 5 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* 2 times, *bobble, hdc* 5 times, hdc times (31)
Row 9- ch1 turn, sc across, (31)
Row 10- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, hdc, ch7 skip 9 st, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, hdc
Row 11- ch1, turn, sc 11 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc* 5 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 11 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 11 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

Chain 40
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. (39)
Row 2- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc two times (39)
Row 3- ch1, turn, sc across (39)
Row 4- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc (39)
Row 5- ch1, turn, sc in next 13 st, hdc in next 13 st, sc in last 13 st, (39)
Row 6- Repeat row 2, (39)
Row 7- ch1, turn, sc in next 14 st, hdc in next 11 st, sc in last 14 st, (39)
row 8- repeat row 4, (39)
Row 9- ch1, turn, sc in next 15 st, hdc in next 9 st, sc in last 15 st, (39)
Row 10- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* 6 times, *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, hdc, *bobble, hdc2tog* two times, *bobble, hdc* 6 times, hdc (35)
Row 11- ch1 turn, sc across, (35)
Row 12- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 6 times, ch9 skip 11 st, *bobble, hdc* 6 times
Row 13- ch1, turn, sc 12 times, working in the ch space- *bobble, sc* 7 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches) sc 12 times
finish off
(the bobbles from Row 13 will be backwards, just push them through to the other side with your pinky or a pencil eraser)

you can see where I attached the beard in this picture, free crochet pattern

Sew row ends of beard to the inside edge of your favorite beanie, or my striped beanie, making sure it is spaced evenly between the two sides. I sewed mine about 1/2 inch up inside.  I like the way it pulls and looks better than attaching RIGHT to the edge, gives you a bit of a lip.  You can place the beards as far front or back as you want.

babies look sooo cute in bobble bearded beanies, free pattern

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  1. Christine @ Projects Around The House says

    This is brilliant! I know you put a lot of hard work into figuring this out for all sizes. Good job and thanks for sharing! They look amazing

      • lori says

        I am having trouble after it is sewn on. I love the pattern however, after it is sewn on, I can’t get it over my granddaughters head. I put the hat on and pinned the beard where it should go. I can’t get it on at all.Going to take it back off and use buttons to attach on one side. I had purchased a pattern on etsy that was too confusing to read. I am a tester for a well known fashion hat designer and was very upset by that pattern. Yours was very easy.

        • says

          I’m sorry to hear that (about not going on) but excited that you found it easy to read, I get so many questions and complaints its wonderful to hear the compliments! I like to keep it sewn on because otherwise the kids pull off the beard and lose it. You could try sewing it lower in the hat brim? or maybe a bit more forward? It’s usually a tad bit tight getting it on, but not impossible, sorry about that

          • lori says

            I can’t sew it lower or it would hang down off her face. It’s just comfortable right now. This is for another customer. It can’t be moved at all. I only put buttons on 1 side so it won’t get pulled off and lost. THe other side is still attached. I used 2 buttons that go in tight, so not worried about that. maybe next time I will try again.I have added this hat to my online store.

          • Linda Jefferys says

            I think this is so cute. Reading problems about being able to slip it over their heads, I’m wondering if maybe sewn on one side and Velcro on the other would work.

          • says

            that could totally work, I’ve seen people use buttons as well. Personal choice totally. for me I just didn’t want my kids to lose them so I just sewed them on, and while it’s a little tight that once second once they are on it’s fine (and my kid are less likely to take them off that way.

          • Linda says

            I crocheted loops on the one that I made, if you are worried about losing it you could sew one side and put loops on the other.

        • says

          I have found that Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” works very very well for these bearded beanies. It has the stretch that is needed. They turn out perfect every time I make them. :)

      • Karli says

        I have to make this for a 1 year old in another state ( cant measure him) would i use the small size beard or medium.

      • says

        I’m so sorry but I only offer the free pattern, i don’t sell any finished product. I DO allow people to use my patterns to make and sell patterns so I would check ETSY, I know some people were selling these there last winter.

      • Tricia says

        April, I’ve made a few of these & while I have an Etsy shop, OffMy Hooks, I haven’t listed any yet. I’m still filling my FB orders, but I would be happy to make one for you if you haven’t found one already. Any colors or sizes. This pattern is awesome, I love the way the beard fits the face so nicely!

      • says

        Like it says in the pattern:
        bobble- Yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook.Repeat that process (yarn over, insert your hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over once more and draw it through the first 2 loops on your hook) 3 more times in the same stitch. There are now 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw the loop through all 5 stitches. You’ve made one bobble stitch. Notice that the bobble puffs to the back side of the swatch you’re working, which will be the right side of the work.

        • Angela B says

          Ashlee, in the pattern for the small size in row 2 it states, ch 2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* (is this done in the same space together or is the hdc done then the bobble stitch in the next space? And in row 6 when it says *hdc2tog, bobble* is that also in the same stitch. Both of these are in between these asterisk. Thanks looking forward to hearing back.

    • rosalía gonzález ruiz says

      me gustaria saber si puedes poner las instrucciones con gráficos porque al traducirlas no se entienden muchas gracias y felicidades

      • says

        I’m so sorry, I don’t speak Spanish and don’t know anything about crochet patterns in Spanish. I’m happy to posts a translated versions of my patterns if people want to send them to me though!

        • Ellen says

          I think she asked if you could put instructions and pictures together (as in, pictures of doing the stitches, assembly, etc.) because she’s having a hard time understanding how it all goes together.

          By the way, it’s a nifty pattern — I’m currently working on a few for the beardless guys in my family. Our kids really enjoy the photos of your models. :)

          • Emily says

            Hi, I do understand spanish. She’s asking, “I would like to know if you can put up instructions with pictures? The translation between English and Spanish makes it hard to understand. Thanks, Have a a good day!”

            She’s not asking for the pattern to be translated, just for some pictures of the project in progress.

            Hope this helps :)

      • says

        I’m not sure! I tested it and it’s working for me. What browser are you on? maybe I can email the designer of the print plug in and ask them if I can figure out what makes it not work for you. Have you tested it on different browsers?

    • ORetha Vest says

      Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It was great fun to make and lots of laughs were had with trying the beard on everyone in the house!

      I did also have the problem with not being able to squeeze the hat on once the beard was attached, I even tried going down a beard size but no big deal(I figure my issue is cheap yarn anyway).

      To fix the beard isuue without adding buttons or velcro to the hat which I want to allow the recipient to wear seperately anyway, i just chained 12-15 stitched connecting the corners of both sides so the beard loops over the ears and is held on that way with the hat then pulled over top. works well enough for me anyway!

      Again thank you for such a fun pattern!

      • says

        going DOWN a beard size would only make it tighter, not looser. Sometimes simply moving the beard a bit more forward on the hat helps. But I’ve found it’s just a bit tight to get on, but worth it. Glad you found something that worked for you

    • Alex says

      I absolutely LOVE this pattern!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it. My son has been asking me to make him one for the longest time. Made it over the weekend and he was so happy! Thanks again :)

    • Linda Benedict says

      It would be nice to give the amount of ounces needed to finish each project. My husband is a big guy, so I know I’m going to need a big skein of each color, but just how big a skein?

      • says

        I’m so sorry, I just made these for fun and put up the patterns I made. I am not a professional and I don’t keep track of stuff like this (thus why I offer it for free rather than charge for the pattern). I made about 3 hats out of one skein, but they were various sizes, I’d prob only get 2 out of a large skein, and only 1 large one of out a smaller skein.

    • Georgia says

      I made this hat and beard and had people asking if they could buy one from me, I wasn’t sure if you were okay with that or not because it’s your pattern, so I wanted to ask first.

      • says

        thank you so much for thinking to ask. I have NO interest in making and selling my own so I totally allow others to sell them, I just ask that anywhere you share and list them you 1. use your own images (so people see what they are buying, your work, not mine) and that you link to the pattern so that people who want to make their own can (they wouldn’t be a client anyway, (people who make their own)

  2. Margaret says

    Thank you for the pattern! These are TOO cute. I’m telling ya, I’m ready to frame a photo of that baby with the big eyes.

  3. says

    Nice work and nice blog! I’m a fellow hooker, pattern writer and blogger, found your pattern on pinterest. There’s a group on facebook for blogging hookers, I just liked your fan page if you’re interested add me as a friend and I can add you to the group. :) Hope to see you around. ~Debi

  4. Regina says

    Oh my goodness….just the cutest!! That is one of the best pictures I’ve seen!! Just love the look on Miss K’s face!! Priceless!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. Teale says

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I’ve been trying to find one that had a beard like this, the bobbles are perfect! Thanks so much for posting!

  6. Nicole says

    I have been looking for patterns for beards in all sizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I actually like the look of the bobbles better than others I’ve seen. I’m so excited, I am going to make one for my nephew for Christmas!!! Love the striped beanie too!

  7. Jasmin says

    SUPER!! Love the pattern. Just finished one for my one year old. Almost want to wake him up from his nap to try it on (I said almost ha ha). Love the photo with your mom, that expression is priceless. Thanks so much for sharing

  8. Karyn says

    OMG thank you so much, I have been patiently awaiting your beard for kids pattern so I could make a child size one…. it’s perfect!!!

  9. Sam says

    These are just too cute. Just a quick question, though–about how big around are each of the sizes? I’d like to make this for a baby with an abnormally large head, so I’m not sure about measurements. Thanks!

    • says

      it completely depends on the yarn you end up using and how tight or loose you crochet. that’s why I give general sizes and also at the bottom of each picture share what size I made for each person wearing one. how old?

  10. Brenda says

    I have been asked to make a beard that it much longer and wilder than yours. I think the bobble beard will be a great base, but could you give me an idea for how to make it longer? Think mountain man without a shower for weeks! Thanks.

  11. Sam says

    Thanks for replying! He’s four months old, but I just measured his head at nearly 19 inches. The kid looks like a bobble head, it’s crazy. The yarn I’ve got is the Lion Brand Pound of Love baby yarn, I think it’s sport weight. I already tried doing the toddler size with that yarn and a size G hook, but it was still way too small for him. I crochet kinda tight, so that’s probably a factor.

    • says

      the G is two sizes down in hook size, that’s going to be WAY tiny always start with the hook size a pattern calls for and if it’s too small go up a hook size or up a pattern size! my niece, in the white hat, if also 4 months old and wearing the baby size, (which is a standard 6-12 months- but if I put sizes on a pattern people get upset when they perfectly fit that size. like my 4 month old niece not fitting the 3-6 month size cause her head is so big! so I named it baby, infant and newborn instead).

  12. says

    Hi Chelsea,
    I’am doing the large beard .Could you tell me how many bobbles are in each row? Ikeep on coming out wrong.Thanks for sharing your pattern and your time.

    • says

      I’m actually Ashlee, chelsea is my sister and photographer ;).
      row 2- 18 bobbles,
      row 4- 19 bobbles,
      row 6- 18 bobbles,
      row 8- 19 bobbles,
      row 10- 16 bobbles
      row 12- 6 and 6 bobbles
      row 13- 8 bobbles

  13. Penny says

    I love these patterns! I made some of the beanies and beards for my boys. Other people are asking me to make them too. Can these be made for sale? I am new to this and don’t want to do anything wrong

    • says

      yes you can, just please give me credit if you sell online and link to my pattern so that those who do want to make their own can. you’ll still get business for those that don’t want to make their own.

      • Debs says

        Hi. I am an almost total beginner at crochet but still managed to make this following your pattern! Thanks so much, my little boy will love it when he sees it in the morning!

        • says

          YAY! i love hearing that! since I just share what I make, and I’m not a “professional” I’m always a little worried, glad you enjoyed it!

  14. Melissa says

    Well, I’m doing something wrong. No matter what I do, on row 10, I end up with 3 empty stitches. I’ve torn out the row plenty of times & I still end up with 3 empty stitches @ the end. It’s getting rather frustrating.

    • says

      I’m assuming the large size, since you didn’t specify? and that’s the decrease row. Do you have the correct number before? 39? with the 4 decreases you should be at 35. In row 8 there should be 19 bobbles across, and in row 10 you’ll go down to 16 bobbles. Does that help?

  15. Melissa says

    Yes, sorry. I’m trying the large beard. All my bobble numbers are correct for the other rows. I’ve got 39 in row 9. Ugh, Thx for the help, I’ll try again tomorrow!

    • says

      Here are where each stitch should be (let me know if this helps):

      Row 10- ch2, turn, hdc, (stitch 1)
      *hdc, bobble stitch* 6 times, (stitches 2-13)
      *hdc2tog, bobble* two times, (decrease in stitches 14/15, bobble in 16, decrease in stitches 17/18, bobble in 19)
      hdc, (stitch 20)
      *bobble, hdc2tog* two times, (decrease in stitches 21/22, bobble in 23, decrease in stitches 24/25, bobble in 26)
      *bobble, hdc* 6 times, (stitches 27-38)
      hdc 35 (stitch 39)

      • Pam says

        So I am having trouble with row 10, the same row as melissa was having trouble with. I realized that on your pattern, you have at the end of row 10 ( hdc* 5 times, hdc 35) It is actually (hdc* 6 times, hdc 35) I think that will fix the problem, I hope. I am going to use this for my Halloween costume. I am excited. Thanx for all your hard work on this. It is great. So cute.

  16. Sara Sinclair says

    First off I just wanna say what an incredible pattern! To the T on everything! Thank you thank you thAnk you for sharing!

    My only question is how many fpc are between the beard placement, like between the eyes! Every time I place mine I can’t get the hat on once I sew it on grrrrr! Any tips on that?

    Again thank you for your time!

    • says

      it’s different for every hat size and every face. That’s why I didn’t leave anything on the pattern. I just hold the beard up near the front brim put on the hat, then pull the hat on (a bit tight) then pull the beard down. Try moving the sides up to the front more if it’s too tight.

  17. Kayla says

    Thank you SO SO SO much for this!! I have been looking for a pattern to make one of these for my little brother and the only free ones have been for adults… I am so happy to have finally found one and can’t wait to make it tonight! Thanks again!

  18. Dawn says

    thank you so much for sharing the bobble beard pattern and the striped beanie patterns. The different sizes are fantastic. I have ahd many requests to make these for family and friends. This is by far the best, easiest and most liked pattern I have found. Easy-to-follow directions and they are a hit every time. thanks again.

  19. Lynda says

    Just to say thankyou for such a brilliant pattern…It’s been very easy to follow….I have now made two beards and I am extremely pleased with the finished projects. Thanks again.

  20. Stephanie Thompson says

    Thanks so much for the pattern I have a friend that I made some for. She had seen them and ask if I could find a pattern and make them for her. I have them made but have a time try to figure out where and how to attaché the beards! Can you please give me some tips on how to attaché them and where?

    Thanks so much for any help!

  21. Kim says

    I have a question regarding the mustache pattern Sz=Small Row 9 it says:
    working in the ch space- *bobble, sc*, 3 times, bobble, (now work in the stitches)
    but there is only 5 spaces in the chain

    I’m not sure I understand.

  22. Tammy says

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! My brother-in-law asked me for one of these, and now my sister wants one for my nephew, too. I have been trying for a while now to find a good pattern. I love the bobbles! Can’t wait to try it.

  23. Dawn says

    Just came across your website and LOVE it. You are very talented and very generous in sharing your patterns. I look forward to trying some of them!

    • says

      thank you so much! I really enjoy sharing (although not so much the negative comments) thank you for taking the time to leave such a sweet note for me. I really REALLY appreciate it!

  24. angela franklin says

    I searched the internet for a beanie/beard and yours is the best around! Now all his friends want one, too. I’m asking them to supply the yarn. I usually end up with the cheap red heart yarn from walmart so I have to alter the pattern a little to get the right size.
    Anway, Kudos on the great pattern.

    • says

      you have to work with what you get sometime! I started out with cheap yarn, but it’s hard to go back… I’m so glad you like my pattern, I love the bobbles, but did you see my double loop santa version? I think I need to make that in ever size next…

  25. Kristel says

    I made one for my nephew, my boyfriend & my cousin’s fiancé. Thank you so much for sharing. I tried using your instructions for the large & medium one to make an extra large one. I don’t know if the number count for the stitches is correct, but it work out (how? I have no idea haha [=) but thank you so so much for sharing. And the picture of the baby is so too cute! It made me laugh! The baby is adorable!

  26. portia says

    What are the finished measurements for each size (or suggested age range)? I’m trying to determine which size to make for my son. Thanks for all the work you put in to sharing this pattern with us!

    • says

      ummmm I’m not sure. I made them and gave them away and I’m terrible at remembering to check measurements and gauge. The ones I did with the vanna were smaller than the ones I made with medium weight yarn. I’d do row one and see if it reaches both sides of the beanie easily??? sorry to be such a lame-o

  27. Brenda says

    Your pattern is so cute my grandson asked me to make one for him. I’m having a problem doing row 8 in the medium beard. I have 35 bobbles in row 7 but I don’t know how to get down to 31 bobbles with the instructions for row 8. I feel like I’m missing something in the instructions as I’m only getting half the bobbles needed. I hope you can help me. Thanks

  28. K says

    Love this! My son has crazy hat day at school next week and I thought this would be cute. Been knitting for a few years but this is my first crochet project completed. Just finished the beard and I LOVE it. Going to work on a hat now. Pattern was. Very easy to follow. Thanks!

    • says

      I love to knit, love the wya it looks, but crochet is so so SO fast I tend to work in crochet. but I’m so glad you liekd the hat! Did you son enjoy it?

  29. Judi Fountas says

    Thank you so much for the pattern. I’m anxious to start. Do you have patterns for men and women? What a great idea.

  30. Joy says

    Love this pattern! It works up so quickly and easily. I’ve made several for my grown sons who really like them for when they’re working outside when it’s cold; keeps the cheeks, chin, and upper neck warm. I used a different beanie pattern that has fpdc in the lower half of it, sewed 2 buttons on each end of the beard, and they can just button the beard to the inside of the beanie when they need it! Going to try your beanie pattern next:) Keep up the good work-

    • says

      awesome! very very fun, I’m so gald you boys like them. glad the button thing worked for you! I didn’t want my kids to be able to take it off

  31. says

    OMG these pics are too cute! I have made some of these in the past but not with such an awesome beard! I love it! Again, the pics are priceless!

  32. Dianne says

    I can’t thank you enough for the patterns! A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I could find one of these to make for her niece’s newborn, and when I found the “other pattern” online, I couldn’t believe how much they were asking for it–and then you couldn’t ever sell any of them (not that I especially want to, but I would prefer not be restricted by that). I’ve been knitting and crocheting for many years, so I thought I could figure it out eventually, but thanks to you, I don’t have to! My friend will be thrilled with it!

    • says

      you are so welcome! sometimes I think, I could be making money by selling these, but then GAH, such a hassle and not as much fun! I’m so glad you like them!

      • Dianne says

        Ashlee, you COULD make money selling your patterns–and you should after all the hard work you put into them. Honestly, I don’t think anyone minds paying a reasonable price for a pattern, at least I don’t. But I don’t feel $9.99 is reasonable for a baby hat! I would have probably just bought the other pattern if it had been even $4.99, but at nearly $10, I felt I would look around online or figure it out myself. Thank you again. I have completed the newborn one, and my friend loved it so much, she asked me to make a toddler-sized one too.

  33. Sandy says

    Did you use yarn or thread to sew on the beard? I just made this for my brother and he is so excited. Now my teenage son wants one too. Thanks for the great pattern.

  34. Georgina Santos says

    Thank you for sharing and for this big opportunity for letting us create this with our own hands! it’s so exciting… :) I love this pattern, it will make smile to many people!

    • says

      I’m so glad you like it. I seriously worked on this pattern off and on for a year trying to get it right, I love how it turned out!

  35. Stacey says

    Hi! First off I think this is adorable! Im very new to crocheting and just taught myself the bobble stitch today via youtube so I could make this. My question is on row 6 it says “hdc2tog” Im just not really sure what that means? Any help?

  36. Erin K. says

    Thank you! That was alot of time and effort on your part, I appreciate the tutorial. I am going to try to make these for my twin four year olds. I am sure hilarity will ensue :)

  37. Fern says

    How do you print this pattern? I have tried the “print this” button and it says it isn’t available.

    • says

      since the last upgrade the print this isn’t working, I’m looking into either switching to a different print program, or seeing if the one I’m currently using get’s an upgrade! for now you can always highlight, copy and paste into a word program. Again, I’m so sorry!

  38. Ana Maxwell says

    I’m crocheting these for a movember project, will let you know when they are finished and sent you a picture, thanks for the pattern I’m in row 7 and will finish the first today, I’m loving it, thank you and will keep you posted 😀 they will all be for a good cause and raise money for male cancer awareness… Thank you already 😀

  39. Dawne says

    I’ve tried to print out this pattern. I LOVE it.
    My BIL has asked that I make him a bearded hat….after much searching I have found yours. The bobble beard just gives it that extra little something.
    I tried to highlight and copy and paste it into a word file…..but it will not allow me to do so. Just wondering if there is a way that you could email the document?
    Much appreciated.

    • says

      the print this plug in isn’t working and i’m working on getting it fixed, no one can get it to work right now, hopefully it will be working again soon, or I’ll find another printing plug in.

  40. Joy Penaskovic says


    Thank for for sharing the crocheted beard patten!
    I’m going to try it.

    Have a great day!

  41. Vonnie says

    OMG, this is an awesome blog/pattern. TY for the pattern, when I saw the baby… i started giggling!! he is so cute wearing it!

  42. says

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I made the newborn beanie and started on the beard for the little boy we are expecting in the fall. The beard ended up huge, but I think it was the strange yarn I was using. That just means the whole family is getting beards now!

    Thank You!!

  43. Brandy says

    I’m having so much trouble with this pattern my second row of bobbles are coming out as 18 my stitches are off I’ve taken them out at least 10 times. What do you think I’m doing wrong???

    • says

      you did a great job, thanks for sharing! Feel free to tag my FB page and add the URL to the post anytime you share an image of something you made from my site!

  44. Jenni says

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 😀 Oh my gosh that is just wonderful :) I absolutely LOVE the pics of everyone:) I was talking with my sister who has 3 boys and one girl, and she wants one for everyone:) She wants a pink beard for her little girl:) HA! Love it :) Thank you so much for posting the fabulous pics and the free pattern :) Once I have my website up and running I’d like to link back to this page if you’re okay with that:) God Bless 😀

  45. Joy Bratton says

    I am having trouble with making a bobble. I am ending up with six loops on my needle instead of five. Not sure what I am doing wrong. Any ideas?

      • says

        I’m glad you figured it out, trying to write so that it makes sense to everyone is tough. Some people easily get it one way, while another group another way. Sorry it was confusing!

    • says

      I don’t do video’s, they would take SO much time, and be such long videos I’m not sure how crochet video makers do it! I’ll work on it though, Any suggestions of favorite crochet youtubers I should watch to get some ideas from?

      • February says

        Naztazia is among the more detailed v-crocheters, but there are a whole lot of people who will just video record their work and then snip small pieces together :) I wouldn’t want you to go out of your way – I just love to see the techniques in action because I tend to memorize new patterns faster if I associate audio/visual with the instructions :)

        • says

          Its on “the list” to attempt, but “the list” is about 5 pages long at this point, seriously I think I add two items for every one I check off at this point. But I’ll try to get on it, thanks for the suggestion, I’ll look for her stuff.

  46. Denise says

    Having a hard time figuring out what stiches count as one and which count as two. Is it hdc2tog, and then bobble in the next stitch. Nothing that states “in next stitch” or “in same stitch”. So my count is constantly off :-(

    • says

      I’m sorry your having trouble with this. if it doesn’t say “in the same stitch” that imply’s that it’s “in the next stitch”. I don’t bother saying it because it would make the pattern so long and so repetitive. And a bobble is one stitch, a hdc is one and a hdc2tog is one (it’s a decrease, your stitching 2 together into one), does that help?

  47. Joelene says

    Can someone please explain the bobble decrease stitch to me? hdc2tog??? I know how to decrease a normal stitch but the hdc2tog I haven’t a clue!!! Help

  48. Kat says

    This pattern is perfect. It’s well written, easy to follow, and absolutely adorable. Thank you for taking the time to post this. I know some people who are going to be very excited this Christmas!!!

    • says

      thank you thank you thank you! so often people only comment when they have an issue I start to feel bad, or dumb, so thank you for taking the time to write such a sweet comment, you totally made my night!

  49. Gia Lyons says

    I’m having a lot of fun making the beards. Thank you for an awesome pattern…and free to boot! I just had one question regarding the chain/skip for the mouth opening and the subsequent bobbles into the chain. So far I’ve made the medium and extra small but I can’t get the number of bobbles into the chain as the pattern says. For example, on the extra small beard, you have it written to chain 5 and skip 7 stitches. But you want to *bobble, sc* three times plus one more bobble which is a total of 7 stitches into a chain of 5. Should I have chained 7 and skipped 5 stitches instead? I was only able to get 3sc & 2 bobbles on the ‘mustache’ chain. That row was 8 sc, *bobble, sc*2 times, 8sc. Don’t get me wrong it results look awesome but I see in your photo of the adorable baby in the extra small beard, you have 4 bobbles in the mustache.

    Apologies if this was already answered above. I didn’t read through all the comments. Thank you in advance for addressing my question. I’ve only started crocheting 6 months ago.

  50. Mary Hall says

    when it is in **——-** what does that mean? For example- Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc 27 stitches

    do we do a hdc and bobble stitch in one stitch? and do that across the entire row? and then one hdc in the very last stitch

    • says

      no, you don’t do both in one stitch, it’s just so you know what stitches to repeat. sometimes patterns will have a beginning section, then a *-* repeat section, then more non repeat stuff. That row happens to be all repeat.

  51. Linda T. says

    I need your help making my 2 grandsons your beard. I am trying to complete the decrease row. I don’t understand the stitch. I’ve tried the row 3 time and I only add stitches to the row instead of decrease.

  52. Gia Lyons says

    Thanks again for the awesome pattern as well as your help above.

    I wanted to share something that really increases the wearing comfort of the beards, especially if you aren’t using the softest yarn, which is the case for one I made for a friend who is stationed in the Middle East. I used a wire slicker brush (think pet cat brush) to make the inside (part that touches the face) of the beard softer. The fine wires snag the yarn as you brush it across making it fluffy. I was afraid it might feel itchy but it’s quite lovely.

  53. kimber says

    I have made three beards from your awesome patterns. Thank you sooooo much. We’ll do a family beard picture for our Christmas card this year. It goes so quick I might even have time to make some for the Grands.

    For anyone reading – my giantess 9yo daughter is rockin’ the size S; size M would have worked too; one of my 4yo twins is comfy/cozy in the size S, but I’ll probably do an XS for the other twin and the 2.5yo.

    Also, I crocheted ear “hooks” so that I wouldn’t have to worry about attaching them to hats. Works great!

    Anyway thank you thank you!

  54. Stacey says

    I love this pattern and I am planning on making one for my son and his dad. I am not sure that the large will be big enough for his dad. Could you suggest a way to make it bigger…like an xl? It seems to go up 4 chains for each size….do you think if I went up to 44 chains it would work ok?
    Thanks Again!

    • says

      You can totally try that. I’d make a beanie first (any beanie will work) and then do the first row, then wrap it around his face to see if it’s a good fit, but not too tight or it’s hard to get over your head. My husband has a pretty large head and face and the large fit him, but it is a tight fit to first get it on, but if its too loose it doesn’t look right on.

  55. Athena says

    Can’t wait to make this for my daughter!! Shes 8 months old.. I’m having trouble with the bobble lol but its not shocking! I only started crocheting a few months ago… Is there some kind of YouTube or is this made specifically by you? Just wondering…if I see it I can mock it…but thanks can’t wait to make it!!

  56. rapunzel says

    I was wondering how far back I should go with the beard on the hat. I am making this as a gift so I don’t have the child here to make adjustments. If I laid the hat on its side would it be best to sew it at about the half way mark? Thanks

    • says

      That’s a tough one, because looking at the ones i made for my kid’s they are different for each but the half way mark is probably a good guess, maybe a bit too far back, I’d go slightly more forward, just because it can be difficult to get the bearded beanie on if it’s too far back.

  57. Jeannette Coyne says

    Dear Ashlee,

    I am having trouble on row 10 of the medium size. I have 31 stitches and have done the first set of hdc,bobble 5 times. That is ten stitches. I then chained 7, If I skip 9 more stitches, and then hdc,bobble 5 times and hdc at the end, I won’t have enough stitches. What am I missing?

    Thanks so much for your help. I am making this for my 11 year old grandson.


    • Jeannette Coyne says

      Sorry for bothering you, Ashlee. As soon as I sent the email and went back to the pattern, I figured it out. Duh! Finished the beard last night.

    • says

      so we ended row 9 with 31 stitches
      Row 10- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble* 5 times, (1-10th stitches)
      hdc, (11th stitch – I think this is the one your missing?)
      ch7 skip 9 st, (skipping 12-20)
      *hdc, bobble* 5 times, (21-30th stitches)
      hdc (31st stitch)

      does that help? Sometimes it just takes “seeing” the row differently so I can count it out.

  58. Renie says

    I did not sew the beards to the beanies. I put a loop on each side so they go over the ears. That way, they can be worn with any hat, any weight, etc. Made them for three grandkids and they live in different climates, etc.
    Thanks for the patterns. They are so cute

  59. Natalie says

    A client sent me the pattern asking me to make this for her, but I have to order the yarn online as she wants alpaca. Due to the costs I would rather not have to buy too much. Can you give me an approximate yardage used for the beard parts for a size small and a ladies? Thanks would really appreciate it.

    • says

      I am so sorry, I just make these up for fun, I don’t take the time to measure anything. the vanna’s glamour I used is a very thin yarn and very small ball, not as big as traditional rolls. And I got quite a few beards out of each roll, it really didn’t take very much at all. I am so sorry I can’t be more help. I’ll try to remember to pay attention to that in the future.

      • Ashley says

        Her shower is at the end of this month so I haven’t given it to her yet. But I know she’s going to love it! She saw a pic of one a while ago and has been begging me to make her one. I told her I didn’t know the stitch used to make them and that it was beyond my level of expertise 😉 won’t she be surprised. I’ll let you know how it goes over but I have a feeling I’ll be making one for her to wear too.

  60. vivian says

    I just finished the medium size bead and found that my count seemed to be off right from the beginning. When you turn, do you start the next stitch in the turn stitch or the stick next to it?
    Also, my bobbles are not nearly as round, pronounced as yours are. I the trick to pull the hdc a little tighter? Over all it’s ok, but I would like to get it right :-)
    thanks for the great idea and all the help <3

    • says

      I don’t work in the ch2, just in the stitches. if a pattern wants you to work in the ch2 it will say “ch2 (this counts as a stitch here and throughout” if it doesn’t say that then you don’t work in it. Does that help? as for the bobble make sure all the half stitches are even on your hook before you do the last stitch pull through and pull that one tigher? does that make sense?

  61. Gabrielle says

    Hello Ashlee!

    I’m a beginner and having a little trouble understanding the pattern. In row 2 it shows “*hdc, bobble stitch repeat” and he m just confused if that means I do the two hdc, bobble stitch, hdc, bobble stitch, etc? Can you please explain?

    Thank you!

    • says

      yes, you repeat the section between the ** across. If your just supposed to repeat just one stitch it won’t have those **, that shows the grouping your supposed to repeat. does that help?

  62. char says

    I was so happy to find this pattern! Just in time for our winter blast. Your pattern is very easy to follow and thank yu for that.

  63. Irma says

    I haven’t’ tried your pattern out yet, but I made a different beard hat for a client for Christmas. I was worried about the problem of the man being able to get the beard over his head, so I decided to sew velcro strips on both sides of the hat and the beard. I used the soft side of the velcro on the hat and the “grabber” side of the velcro on the beard. The man who received the hat was very pleased.

  64. says

    What hat pattern did you use? I have grand kids in Iowa and these will be adorable and practical in this years wild winter! Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  65. Kelley says

    Thank you for this pattern. I’ve tried others and the patterns weren’t easy to follow. I love the shape of these beards. I chain 20 at the last stitch, then attach the chain to the very first row. Then attach yarn on the opposite side, first row, chain 20 and attach to beginning of the last row to make loops that go around the ears to hold the beard in place. Use less chains for smaller beards.

    • says

      sounds good! my kids would lose them so attaching them is what’s best for us, but I know a lot of people like them to be separate so thanks for sharing!

  66. Jodi Hargis says

    Ashlee I just wanted to say thank you for the pattern it is so cute! I really appreciate it. My grandson is wanting one so badly!!

  67. Roselyn says

    Love the pattern! I just finished my second beard. First was for my grandson and his mom says he loves it! Now my son gets a gray beard because he hates the idea of getting older and gray hair. LOL.

    Thanks for the cool patterns!

  68. Sarah says

    Love the pattern but a little confused. Trying to make an extra small and I’m not understanding row 4. If you could explain this just a little more I would appreciate it. Thank you

      • Meadhbh says

        Hi, I’m also confused with Row 4!

        Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch repeat across, hdc, hdc 35 stitches

        Do you mean hdc, then repeat (hdc, bobble, hdc, hdc) across the rest of the row?


        • says

          what size are you working in, it’s hard to answer when each pattern has a different row 4. But I believe your working on the medium one. When you have a portion between astriks ** and then it says repeat x number of times or repeat across oyu do JUST the portion in the astriks. So in this case you do the hdc, then do an hdc/bobble that you reapeat across and end with hdc, hdc.
          Row 4- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc, hdc 35 stitches

  69. Nycole says

    Thanks for sharing!! My hubby has been asking for one and I’m just now getting around to it haha! I can’t wait to see it done! I want to make my daughter and I one too and do beard hat pictures for next years Christmas cards 😀 I appreciate all the hard work and time you put into this and generously offering in to all of us. Thank you!

  70. Lauren Hornsby says

    I just made one of the beard hats for a 4 month old and it turned out great! I made the baby beanie and x-small beard and it fit him perfectly. I’m going to be making some more and one of the little boys is almost 3. I’m wondering if you have a suggestion for the sizes I should use. I was also wondering how old Baby Boy is in the picture you posted of him with the other children. Thanks so much for sharing the patterns for the beanie and beard! They are AWESOME!

  71. Lisa says

    Hi there,
    My sister and her boyfriend are expecting a baby in September 2014.
    They are huge beard lovers…. Beard jokes are always made each time we get together. (Her husband is Irish and has a huge beard and loves to talk about it. She enjoys the whole beard humor thing too.
    I LOVE LOVE LOOOVE this idea, but I have zero talent/patience in to learn how to crochet.
    I was wondering – Do you make these beanies and sell/ship them out?
    If not – Would you make an exception? Please let me know as I have a pretty good idea as to what I want.

    Great website!
    Hope to hear from you soon,


      • says

        Thanks so much for letting my readers know! I’m thinking about adding a way for sellers to link on the pattern pages, would that be something that interested you?

    • says

      sorry I am way too busy to handle orders. But check Etsy, there are always a few sellers using my patterns to make items. OR if you find a seller whose style you like you can ask them if they can make you one from my pattern.

  72. Sarah says

    I love this! I’m going to use it to make a Blackhawks playoffs beard hat. This is so much fun. I’m also loving the Print option. Makes it so easy to take this pattern with me.

    • says

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you like the pattern and the print option! did you find it easy to get rid of the paragraphs and images you didn’t need?

    • says

      I’m so sorry to hear that, I haven’t had anyone else have this issue. Everyone crochet’s so differently, tight, loose, etc… so it’s hard to give exact measurements and expectations. This is just the sizes that worked for me. Also I’m sorry it took so long, these usually only take me an hour or two. What I suggest doing for the beard is to crochet the chain then the first row and measure it against your childs head before moving on.

  73. says

    This is sooo cute AND made me laugh. Saved the file cuz you just never know when you’ll need to “beard” someone, lol. Thank you for posting this marvelous pattern.

  74. says

    Oh my gosh I just love this so much. I just made an extra small one for my new born. Unfortunately she has a teensy head so it’s a bit big but it’ll be perfect for when the weather starts getting colder. Thank you <3

  75. Abby S says

    I love these! What is the name of the color you used for the extra small one? Is that a gray or a taupe or what?

    Thank you!!

      • says

        I don’t. You are more than welcome to pass this URL on to anyone you know that might be able to make them for you. Or try ETSY to find a seller there already making them, or that look like they do good enough work that you’d like to ask them to make these for you (I just ask that they link to my post in their listings)

    • says

      it’s similar (since they booth puff out) but different. the bobble stitch is more secure and sticks out better. The puff can be deflated, and if you pull one strand it will cause a ton of problems, so I don’t usually use it.

  76. says

    If you are not selling the finished product, is there somebody on the comments list who could make one of these for me?

    I can machine complex mechanical parts, weld metals, build computers and restore cars; but crochet is out of my league….:-)

    • says

      You might be surprised, if you can weld and handle complex parts you’d probably rock at crochet! My Brother in law not only crochets, but knits as well, and really well! (he rebuilds motors and builds houses too). I do NOT sell these, I’d suggest trying ETSY, it’s a great place to find handmade items like these and I totally allow people to use my patterns for selling as long as they link to my URL in their listing!

  77. Kayla says

    These are super cute. But I am finding it hard to follow along (I’m a beginner..just started a few days ago lol) My bobbles just seem too far spaced out. ( I’ve been trying the size small )Is it just one hdc between each bobble? Thanks :)

    • says

      yes there is an hdc between each bobble. You might simply not be crocheting tight enough (also this is a thinner yarn so it is a more loose feel) try going down a hook size and see if your happy with it

  78. Dawn says

    I absolutely love these and would love to buy two for my nephews for their 1 yr birthday. How can I do that?

  79. April G says

    Love the beard but I love your hair even more. Did I see you in an Alex Boye video? Thanks for the pattern and all the hard work. I think I shall make one for our local fair Creative Arts competition. Thank you again!

    • says

      aww thanks, and yes you did (if your talking about the Katy Perry song video) it was SUCH a fun day to record and film with him, he’s so sweet and inspiring!

  80. Destini says

    I just wanted to say thank you for the free pattern. I have been looking for a free beard hat pattern for awhile and yours was floating around on facebook! It was easy to follow. I am making some for my kids right now. Thanks again!

  81. says

    I admit it? I can climb 40′ ladders.
    Walk steep roof lines.
    Clean a window better than you have ever seen…
    But I cannot get this.

    I’ll pay any nice person for that luxury of wearing this durning cold seattle
    winters while hanging 15 stories in a bowsens chair cleaning the windows of
    the bank…
    And Thankx.
    Know when to ask for help….

    • says

      If no one’s gotten a hold of you yet about the bobble bearded beanie I’d suggest trying Etsy, or any other handmade market. I know a lot of sellers there use my patterns to sell items.

  82. Josh says

    Am I missing the ch 1 and turn for row 3 in the medium and large pattern? I’m novice enough that maybe it’s implied but I was looking for it printed, lol! No one else pointed it out and maybe I’m making a mistake. Thanks for any help!!! I think this is the most adorable of the beard patterns I’ve stumbled on!! Thank you so much for making it available!!

    • says

      I’m so sorry that confused you, yes it’s just implied, but I went and changed the text, thx for letting me know. I def want to make sure anyone can understand.

  83. Jackie says

    Can some one walk me through how to connect the beard to the hat without showing the beard yarn through the beanie??

  84. says

    I love these beanies with beard. It’s genius! In the Eurovision Song Contest a bearded woman won this year (I don’t know if your familiar with the Eurovision) and some of her/his fans were wearing crocheted beards. I want to make one for every member of my family! It’s perfect for the cold winters here in Sweden!

    • says

      That is AWESOME that a bearded lady won! I hope you enjoy making these for your family members, it’s just getting cold here and I’m going to break these out again for the early mornings.

    • says

      I’m so glad you like them! Please make sure to link to my posts an use your own pictures when selling items (so those who want to make their own can find the pattern – they wouldn’t be clients anyway)

  85. Lori says

    I’m making these for my 3 nephews, (10,7,4). I bought medium 4 Caron simply soft yarn not knowing I needed a 2. What size hook is best to use with this thicker yarn? Should I use h or g.

    • says

      remember that using a larger hook will make the size of the beard come out much larger, so you can use the smaller hook (it will still be bigger because of the yarn) or the larger hook but a smaller pattern. it might take some playing around to get the size right, but I usually do a few rows then measure them to see if I’m close.

  86. EBONY says

    HELLO ,


    • says

      row 2 has the same amt of stitches as row 1, it’s not an increase row there are 14 bobbles and 17 hdc’s – 31 stitches

      Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 31 sc
      Row 2- ch2, turn, hdc, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc twice 31 stitches

  87. Sarahbeth Heyman says

    Hi Ashlee,

    I have a question about the extra small beard. I had finished the beard and one side of it was longer then the other. Your pattern is so easy! The trouble I am having is row #2. Is the hdc and the bobble in the same stitch all the way across? I took the last beard I finished all the way back down to the first row of chains. I just want to make sure I do it right! Thanks so much!

    • says

      there should only be 27 stitches in row 2, so 13 bobbles and 14 hdc’s, does that help?

      Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 27 sc
      Row 2- ch2, turn, *hdc, bobble stitch* repeat across, hdc 27 stitches

  88. Laura says

    Hi Ashlee,

    I am in love with your beard beanies! I am new to crocheting, however, so I am having a hard time reading your pattern… Please help?

    I am trying to make an extra small beard, but am stuck on row 4. I am making the bobbles, hdcs and hdc decreases, but I don’t understand what hdc 23 means.

    Do I stitch 23 hdcs in the remaining spaces? Should I even be crocheting in the spaces?


  89. Mary says

    Thank you for this super easy pattern. You came to my rescue tonight when my daughter asked me to make a beard for my 6 month old grandson’s Halloween costume. I can’t wait to see what she’s dressing him up as!

  90. Valerie says

    I am trying to make one of these for my husband, who has an enormous head (sorry, hon). I’ve crocheted and knitted for many years, and have always had trouble making hats big enough for him. I think he would need an extra large. Is there a general rule to how much you increase to make each size? I would appreciate any help – I’ve never been good at custom sizing!

    • says

      are you asking about a bigger beard or beanie?
      the beard I started with 4 more chains to the start and 2 extra rows
      the beanie:
      Row 9a- Ch2, *hdc in next 7 st, 2hdc in next st* around, sl st in top of first hdc. 72
      Row 10- Ch2, hdc in each st, sl st in top of first hdc. 72

    • says

      That’s such a hard one to answer, it totally depends on the size of the child. Lego boy was almost 10 when he wore this one – a child’s beanie and medium beard

  91. Jennifer says

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I found it very easy to read and make. My first time to use the bobble stitch too! I made the extra small for a baby shower gift with a ‘camo’ beanie. My cousin wants to surprise her husband with a ‘red beard’ like his for their little man! Instead of sewing on I used 4 buttons to attach so if she decided to use the beanie w/o the beard she could. I wouldn’t want to use buttons on toddler age though as I would be concerned about them being a choking hazard. Again, thanks so much!!

  92. Dottie says

    I just wanted to stop by and give you a great big THANK YOU for the awesome pattern. Crocheted up quick and easy and is so adorable! Great job!

  93. Laurie L says

    This pattern is great! It is so easy to follow. I consider myself a novice but I was able to whip up a hat and beard for my pastor who has alopecia in a matter of hours. I gave it to him this morning and he loved it so much he modeled it for the congregation before his sermon. My sister wants me to make one for her two 5 year old grandsons and my 11 year old daughter wants one. I plan to make one of each of the pastor’s three sons as well.

    This is so much fun! Thanks for all your work in figuring out how to make them different sizes!

      • Laurie L says

        I made the beards for my nephews and my daughter. They all love them. I made a beanie for each of the boys and sewed the beards on. I also made loops of 8-10 chain stitches on each side so they can loop them over their ears and wear the beards by themselves if they choose.

        Thanks again!

  94. Jeannette says

    Dear Ashlee,
    I just wanted you to know that I made the hat and bobble beard for a little boy who was undergoing cancer treatments last winter in Chicago. The hospital featured him on their home page for a week in the hat and beard. He loved them and is able to wear them again this year because I crocheted them in a larger size so he can grow into them. His grandmother said the hat and beard kept him warm and toasty. Am making eight more for a Christmas order. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • says

      you are so welcome! Please remember I’m fine with people selling items they make from my patterns, I just ask that whenever you share them (like anywhere you list them as something people can order, etc…) to link back to the pattern and give me credit, so that anyone who wants to make their own can find the pattern (and anyone who can make their own wouldn’t be clients anyway, so win win!)

    • says

      it totally depends on the size of the child. My kids have all been totally different sizes at 8, I usually crochet the first 2 rows then measure it against the child to see if it’s fitting okay. Better to be a tad bit loose than too tight. That said in the picture my 8 yo (lego boy) is wearing a medium beard

  95. says

    Dear Ashlee,
    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous pattern! I’m Ayako from Japan and I organize a small knitting and chrochetting volunteer group. Somebody shared your posts on our facebook page and we all love your beautiful photoes (Beard Babies sooooo cute!!). I made some bobble stitch beards for men and found it was easy to make and lot’s of fun not only make everybody laugh. ( Instead of sewing on I made chain loops both side to put on like a mask. ) Lot’s of my chrochetting friends on facebook also eager to make one, but most of them couldn’t read your pattern written in English. So I am wonderig whether you would be kind to let me translate your pattern into Japanese and share it with the link of your posts on our facebook page? (Hope you understand my baby English.)

    • says

      I do NOT allow people to share the pattern on their own site.

      I’ve been asked many times over the years about translating my patterns. I’ve given it a lot of thought and can’t quite find a good solution. Pageviews are how I make a living and help support my family, that’s why I offer the patterns I create for free. But if people start translating them and offering them on their own site not only do I lose traffic, but my SEO through google and other websites goes down as the pattern becomes oversaturated.

      I have decided I would be willing to offer an authorship page on MY blog for a translated pattern. You would sign into my site, and link it to your google + authorship account. that way you get the google credit for authoring, and a link to your site from mine. If that’s something you would be interested in. But for me it’s still hosted on my site

  96. Kathy says

    Thanks so much for this adorable pattern. I have made three for my grandchildren and they love them. Thanks for posting this easy to follow pattern.

  97. says

    My husband wants one of these for Christmas. How long do you think these take to make (I am a beginner)?
    Also, I thought Velcro on the side might be a good idea for baby versions for safety to prevent risk of strangulation.

    • says

      I’m not sure, It only takes me about an hour and a half to make a beard, prob a few hours the first time. as for the baby version you can use velcro instead but either way OI would never leave a baby unattended with a bearded hat, buttons, sewn, velcro, any of it.

  98. Jess says

    Earlier today I purchased a bearded hat pattern from Etsy… and it is total crap compared to yours. Thank you for taking the time to think up and provide us with these patterns. It’s greatly appreciated. :)

  99. Khara Plicanic says

    Thanks for these very well thought out patterns! (The beards and the beanies.) I just finished 5 hats and 5 beards for enough nephews to constitute a boy band. Ha. Your efforts are much appreciated!

  100. sarah says

    Needing some help I have started your adult beard pattern. It came out perfect but is way to big. I am using I love this yarn medium weight 4. Should I go to a g hook? Or go down a beard size. I know my yarn weight is quite a bit more than the vanna

  101. Sherron says

    I’m having an awful time trying to get the pattern to come out the right size. I’m using a 7 oz. yarn and a size I hook. The extra small beard will fit an adult even though I only started with 4 less chains than stated. What am I doing wrong? I like the idea of the beard! Please email me the solution!

    • says

      I’m not sure what 7 oz yarn is? it should be Weight Category: 2 – Sport Weight: Fine. Pretty thin. So if the weight is right but it’s still coming out too big it simply means you are crocheting very loose. If the weight is right then try going down a hook size or two (or three if it’s THAT big).

  102. Sheryl says

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern, I just finished my first hat with beard, it was so exciting making it and it turned so cute . You have such amazing talent

  103. Kahoru says

    Hi there. Just to introduce a knit volunteer group in Japan making funs with this beard.
    They adjusted the pattern to a style of medical mask, putting on ears.

    Not quite so cute like babies, yet still sort of cute, aren’t they?

  104. says

    So would the sizes be large (adult male) medium (adult women) small (toddler) xs (baby) ??? I am making one for my husband and i am not sure if i should use the large or meduim!!!!

    • says

      I made a large for both me and my husband (but with different sized beanies) and the small for my 2 yo and the extra small for my 6 month old niece. hope that helps

  105. Brittney H says

    So as I was making the beard from your pattern (the Medium one) I was thinking you could add a row in-between Row 10 and 11 to make the bobbles on the same side as the rest of the pattern.

    this would be the extra row I think that would work

    ch1, turn, slip stitch 11 times, working in the ch space sc 7 times, slip stitch 11 times

    and then continue on with the pattern as written

    just a thought. love the pattern and the beards.

    • says

      feel free to change it however you want, I do it with patterns all the time. however I don’t suggest it because it would add so much extra tightness and all those sl st would curl it back. They actually push through to the other side easily

  106. Karen says

    Thanks so much for the beard pattern! My 23 yr old step son told me at Thanksgiving that he wanted one, so I decided to make one for Christmas. I used my own favorite beanie pattern, then used your beard. The one change I made was instead of sewing the beard to the beanie, I put the hard velcro on the beard so it can be removed AND be adjustable. The original placement didn’t work and he had to move the ends higher up to tighten it up. He loved it.

  107. Karen says

    I used my own hat pattern, but had tried a different beard for a Christmas gift. Yuck! Decided to try this one instead and fell in love with it. My step-son (23) was so excited when he saw it that he put it right on and kept it on the entire day.

    The only thing I did different was instead of sewing the beard to the hat, I sewed the stiff velcro to the beard so it could be adjusted by sticking it to the inside of the hat. Good thing since I had it positioned in such a way that it didn’t fit him properly. Great pattern!

  108. Shelle says

    I haven’t made the whole ensemble yet, just worked up a couple of beards yesterday, and I have to tell you that your pattern/instructions were very user friendly!

  109. says

    I had no problems with your pattern, and everything came together within a couple hours! Very well written, and I love how the newborn size came out. I used the same coloring as your baby size one. Thanks for a great pattern!

  110. says

    Hi Ashlee!
    I wanted to say thank you for posting this pattern. I have made several as gifts for friends, as well as three for my brothers for Christmas, and they loved them! I just wanted to let you know that I posted pictures of my beard hats, as well as a link to your post, on my blog. I would love to hear from you!
    Thanks again,

  111. says

    MY daughter-in-law just found out she is pregnant and has added this to the growing list of things I’m to make! Thanks for providing the pattern. Can’t wait to make one for the baby and a matching one for my son!

  112. says

    Thank you so much for sharing your free pattern with the rest of us! What talent you have to make a pattern with the bobble stitch :) Thanks so much, and happy hooking! ~Heather

  113. CindyB says

    My daughter wants a beard & beanie for my 5 yr. old grandson. Haven’t tried it yet, but excited to make it for him! I haven’t read the many remarks (I’d never get started!) I intend to crochet a button-type thing and attach it inside the beanie and crochet loops on each side of the beard. That way, he can wear it looped around his ears for play or attached inside the beanie for warmth! I hope it works out! Thank you for this very cute pattern!

  114. CindyB says

    I commented on 2/9/15. Got the beard finished. This was my first time doing the Bobble Stitch & I’m so happy it turned out SO WELL! (Happy dance!) Now I have to make a red hat to match his coat. My grandson’s daddy also has a black beard, so he’ll match Daddy too! I can hardly wait to see it on him!

  115. Stacy says

    Hello Ashlee,
    I love your patterns! They are co cute. Do you happen to have a guage for the bobble beard or stripped hat? Mine are coming out a different size. Thanks for the help.

    • says

      ummmm it’s hard to do a gauge when every other stitch is a bobble! I get 6 stitches (3 bobbles, 3 hdc’s) in 2 inches, beanie is about 8HDC in 2 inches

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