A simple easy crochet beard pattern that is a fun gag gift or a great way to keep your face warm in the winter.
I grew up with my parents throwing a white elephant party every year and I couldn’t wait to grow up and have my own. So the first one I got invited to I couldn’t wait to come up with something fun to take.
I was in the middle of a crochet kick at the time and I had seen a crochet beard and decided to try my hand and writing a pattern and creating one. It took a few times and lots of frogging but I finally came up with one I loved
I used my basic striped beanie pattern for the hat (I have created sizes infant to adult). I use the ribbing to attach the beard into the inside of the hat.
You could also just crochet some chains on each side and wrap the chains around your ears instead – but I hate things behind my ears (I think it’s because I hated glasses so much) so I prefer to attach the beard to the hat.
Since I created this basic beard I’ve not created 2 more beards – Bobble beards sizes infant to adult and the double loop beard also infant to adult sizes. If you want to get the pdfs for all three beards as well as both the beanie and the santa beanies click below.
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worsted weight yarn
Hook I- 5.50mm
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
half double crochet (hdc)
double crochet (dc)
double crochet decrease “puff” (dc2tog)
use 2 double crochets to make a cluster rather than 3 or 4 (2dblcrochet cluster)
Row 1- sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. 40 sc
Row 2- Ch1, turn, sc across 40
Rows 3-4- repeat row 2
Row 5- sc2tog, sc to last 2 st, sc2tog 38
Row 6- Ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 20 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in last 7 st 38
Row 7- Repeat row 6 38
Row 8- Ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 9 st, sc2tog, dc in next 12 st, sc2tog, sc in next 9 sc, sc2tog 34
Row 9- Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 st, sc2tog, dc in next 12 st, ssc2tog, sc in next 9 st 32
Row 10- Ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 st, hdc in next st, ch 10, skip 10 st, hdc in next st, sc in next 10 st 32
Row 11- Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 st, 3 dc in next st, 2dblcrochet cluster 10 times in ch space, 3 dc in next st, sc in next 9 st.
Sew row ends of beard to the inside edge of beanie making sure it is spaced evenly between the two sides. I sewed mine about 1/2 inch up, I like the way it pulls and looks better than attaching RIGHT to the edge.
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Thanks! I’ll keep watching for it! 🙂
Do you have a free pattern to make a crochet beared hats for kids age 8-11? I wanted to make 3 of them for kids that don’t have much. I’m disable and can’t afford to buy the pattern. Ty for your help.
GAH! I’ve had it done for 3 months now, and just haven’t taken pictures and gotten it on the blog. I’m working on it. It’s pretty crazy over here these days!
Anxiously awaiting the kids’ versions! My friend’s little boy asked for a beard for Christmas, I want to make this for him!!!!
the pattern is written, just working on one last beard, and pictures!
I was wondering if you posted the kid bearded hats yet for ages 8-11? Ty
not yet, the pattern is done, but I’m still working on pictures and posting
Do you know howw much longer it will be for the kid’s bearded hat? I don’t mean to bother you again. Ty
your just fine, I’m working on it as often as I can. I just have two more beanies to make and double check the pattern before posting… then I can either post the pattern.. OR I haven’t done a baby version yet…
Thanks so much Ashlee! I’m from Monroe, Louisiana, home of Duck Dynasty. Been making camo beanies with brown beards. Thanks again.
AWESOME!!! I’m almost finished with a new one, bobble beards, with toddler to adult sizes!
Thank you so much! This pattern is so great! This is only my second ever crochet project and it really was so easy to follow. Thank you for putting the time in to write it up and post it!
your so welcome! The new bobble version with multiple sizes is out now too!
Ashlee,, Thank you for your bearded beanie pattern and all the posts… I was given a pattern was missing part of the directions. Of course. Pattern would fit a small child when made. Which was to fit adults.. I made changes to my pattern which have been working on for days. but still not happy with my pattern. Your pattern has cleared up some things for me. Problem still have is not all guys faces are the same so the sizes will be different. The beard need to be adjustable some how. So it won’t look sloppy…Thank you again Regards Barb Anytime Surprises
you can attach it at different places along the beanie to get a different fit. and you could always try my other pattern, that has multiple sizes. bobble bearded beanie
I made this according to these directions and it was HUGE! When you say a “dc” (double crochet), do you mean the American dc or the English dc, the latter being a half double crochet?
it all depends on the yarn, and how you crochet. I meant american double crochet. The first hat i made, that i wrote the pattern off of was perfect. the second one I made was huge too, try the newer version, i have multiple sizes. And all patterns can easily be changed, a thinner yarn, a smaller hook, taking out a row here and there.
Omg!!! The same thing happened to me. I don’t know where I went wrong.
the second one i made, out of a thicker yarn was also huge. Try going down a yarn weight, or hook size, or simply try a smaller size hat. I have mulitple sizes here on my new bearded pattern
Made this for my boyfriend he loves it. Thank you for fun patern!
you are SO welcome! I just did a bobble version too, I love the way it looks!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern. I have used it multiple times already. The only change I do is SL ST, CH 2 and DC in the same ST. I think it hides the seam a bit more.
there really isn’t a seam as it’s rows, not a round, and the ends of the rows get hidden when you sew them into the hat I never worried about it. But glad you found something that worked for you. when I’m working in a round I prefer to do it that way as well.
How would I make the beard longer? My sister in law wants one to fit her newborn but wants a looong beard… would I just add extra rows?
this pattern wraps around their face, so you couldn’t really make this one longer. adding rows would just wrap more around the chin/neck. you can use my santa beard pattern and make the loops longer.
You are totally amazingly talented. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you so much! you totally made my day, thank you for taking the time to leave a positive comment!
Yes! Finally something about how to single crochet around edge.
Cannot thank you enough for your bobble beard pattern. Having such fun with it. Monabona’s Beard Balm have asked for some to wear at their promo’s (the ladies only – the men are bearded ;).
awesome! I hope they all love them, and I’d love to see a picture with everyone and their beards!
Ashlee, thank you so much for making the bearded beanie pattern available … and free! At the request of my granddaughter, I made a bearded beanie for her husband last Fall. Her sons loved it so I made one for each of them for Christmas. Their middle son is REALLY happy with his, so I took a picture. If love to send you a copy of the photo, but don’t know where to send it.
Nevertheless, THANK YOU again!
feel free to email me any pictures! I love seeing the work others put into them. I’m glad they were such a hit for you.
So… I don’t quite get what to do about the sewing. This is sewing with an actual sewing machine or is there a way to attach them with crochet stitches? I feel like this may be a really dumb question, but I made three of them… for my daughter, niece, and nephew, and I am just a bit stuck with how to actually attach the beard to the beanie. I’d love to be able to somehow crochet them together.
no machine, just use the hat yarn color and a crochet needle and stitch the beard to the inside brim of the hat
Ashlee, I absolutely LOVE your Crochet patterns, I was about 16 when my grandma started teaching me, and 18 when I finally got into it I am now 21, with that being said, I usually use youtube videos! which I watch yours aswell! you’re like an inspiration for me, well I just had my internet slow which slowed me from YOUTUBE! omg and crocheting has been a PASSION for me. and your patterns are the easiest I have found to follow yet, I really just had to tell you I’m a fan 🙂
thank you so much for taking the time to share! I love hearing that so much, and glad you enjoyed them