A few months ago, I was requested one of the lovely bearded beanies. I'd seen them around and thought they were super fun but had never tried making one. After looking around for a decent, free beard pattern and having no such luck, I took it upon myself to make an easy-to-follow pattern.
- size G hook for women
- size H hook for men
- worsted weight yarn
- darning needle
Stitches/ Abbreviations Used (American terms):
- Bobble stitch: *yo, insert hook into st, pull up a loop* 3 or 4 times, whichever you perfer. You will have 7 or 9 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops.
- ch - chain
- sc - single crochet
- sk - skip
- slst - slip stitch
- fo - finish off
- repeat everything inside the asterisks (**)
- one size fits most teens/ adults
Row 1: ch 33, sc in 2nd from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: *bobble, sc* across, ch 1, turn (you should have 16 bobble stitches)
Row 3: sc for 6 bobbles (or 12 sc), sk 4 bobbles (or 8 sc), ch 12, sc for 6 bobbles (or 12 sc), ch 1, turn
Row 4: *bobble, sc* until ch 12 space, *bobble, sk next, sc* 4 times, *bobble, sc* across, ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 5 until you have a total of five bobble stitch rows (end with row 2)
For the side straps, ch enough to go over your ears (12-15) and slst to the top of your beard/ first row. slst across the top. ch the same amount as before (12-15) and slst to the bottom of the beard/ end row. FO and weave in ends.