Introduction: How to Crochet a Mustache Hat Costume
The orginal idea of this project came from the Hat located at Scandinavian Grace for $135. [This can now be bought on ebay and at thebeardhat.com for about $30.00 now)
This is my version Crocheted. The pattern is what I came up with but the idea belongs to the creator of the original hat Vic Prjonsdottir.
This is a fun and quick project to add to any costume. It also happens to keep you very warm.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need to know the basic Crochet Stitches to do this project
Learn To Crochet 101 by Teresa
You will need:
Yarn (I used acrylic redheart 4ply for the maroon hat and 100% wool Lion brand for the Brown one)
J crochet hook
Tapestry needle to sew in ends and sew on mustache
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
treble = treble crochet
ch2 does not count as stitch
Crochet Language and Symbols
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Step 2: Making the Hat
12 dc in second ch from hook, join with a sl st to first dc made, ch 2
2dc in each st around, sl st to first dc made ch 2 (24dc)
1dc in first st, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (36dc)
1dc in first 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (48dc)
1dc in first 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (60dc)
dc in each stitch around, sl st to first dc made, ch2
Rounds 7 - 9:
Repeat row 6
Hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to first hdc made, ch 3
Step 3: Making the Back of the Hat
ch 3 counts as first dc
Dc in next 39 stitches, ch 3, turn (40dc)
Rounds 12 - 15:
Dc in each st across, ch 3, turn (40dc)
ch 6 then sl st into top of ch3 on opposite side. finish off
Step 4: Making the Beard
With hat facing you, you will have 6chains connecting the hat.
Count 9stitches right side (mark) and 9stitches left side (mark)
17: Starting on the right side (hat facing you upside down) join with a sl st to 10th stitch, ch2,(does not count as first hdc), hdc in next 9 stitches, hdc in the 6 chains, hdc in next 9 stitches, ch2, turn
18 - 20: hdc in each st across, ch2 turn
21: hdc2tog, hdc in each of the next stitches, hdc2tog in last two stitches, ch2, turn
22: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (22hdc)
23: hdc2tog, hdc in each of the next stitches, hdc2tog in last two stitches, ch2, turn
24: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (20hdc)
25: hdc2tog, hdc in each of the next stitches, hdc2tog in last two stitches, ch 2, turn
26: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (18hdc)
27: hdc2tog, *1hdc, hdc2tog* Repeat across, ch2 , turn
28: hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 stitches, hdc2tog in last two stitches, ch2, turn
29: hdc in each stitch across, ch2, turn
30: hdc2tog across, ch1, turn
31: sc2tog, 1sc, sc2tog in last 2 stitches, ch1, turn
32: *sc2tog, 1sc* repeat across, ch1,
Working in edge sc in each stich around the bottom of the hat. Finish off weave in loose ends
Working in the edge of 'face' sc in each stitch around. Finish off weave in loose ends.
Step 5: Making the Mustache
(You will be working the following row in each stitch across)
sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3tr in next stitch, dc next stitch, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3tr in next stitch, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st.
Working on opposite side of work in the open chains, 2sc in corner, sc in each chain until you get to the Tr stitch, 3hdc opposite tr stitch, sc in each chain until you get to the next Tr stitch, 3hdc in tr, sc to end of mustache. Finish off. Leave a long tail to sew to beard-hat.
Step 6: Trying the 'Beard' on for Size and Sewing the 'Stache On
Now you that you are finished with the hat and the beard-Mustache you'll need to try it on. How does it fit? Mark on each side where you would like the mustache to 'rest' on your face. Do you have enough room to breath comfortably under your nose?
Now Sew the Mustache to the beard where you have marked with the tapestry needle and yarn. Secure. Fasten off. Weave in any loose ends.
Step 7: Sport Your New Beard-Mustache Duo On
Look for ways you can improve on this pattern. Instead of adding the beard, leave it as a wig maybe in blue hair?
Instead of adding the mustache maybe you'd like to add a couple of cirlces around the eyes for faux glasses?
How about some more hair? Spikes? dreads?