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.
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.