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 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.

Scandinavian Grace

Added some more Links to Video Tutorials on my Squidoo Page HERE. You can also find other fab mustache/beard designers. :)

Thanks Everyone who added pictures. I Love them all.

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

Stitches Used:
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

How to Crochet a Circle

Step 2: Making the Hat

Chain 3

Round 1:
12 dc in second ch from hook, join with a sl st to first dc made, ch 2

Round 2:
2dc in each st around, sl st to first dc made ch 2 (24dc)

Round 3:
1dc in first st, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (36dc)

Round 4:
1dc in first 2 stitches, 2dc in next stitch, repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (48dc)

Round 5:
1dc in first 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, repeat around, sl st to first dc made, ch2 (60dc)

Round 6:
dc in each stitch around, sl st to first dc made, ch2

Rounds 7 - 9:
Repeat row 6

Round 10:
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

Round 11:
Dc in next 39 stitches, ch 3, turn (40dc)

Rounds 12 - 15:
Dc in each st across, ch 3, turn (40dc)

Rounds 16:
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

ch 16
(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.

You're Done!

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?



thestamppit (author)2010-05-17

I LOVE this!!! I modified mine to have a pointy beard. AWESOME!

VeganEthan (author)thestamppit2014-09-27

wut awesome!

momwithahook (author)thestamppit2010-08-12

I love the way this turned out. Check out version -- She knits the hat and then crochets the beard. I love hers the best so far. (as far as bearded hats go) I haven't made one of these since 2008 when the original was designed. :)

stratski (author)2010-03-10

Hi! I learned to crochet just to make this hat, its awesome! I made a slightly different mustache, and didn't sew it on, but attached it with buttons. I took it on a long snowhike and thought a detachable mustache would be more convenient.

momwithahook (author)stratski2010-08-12

Love this picture!

thestamppit (author)stratski2010-05-17

do you have the pattern you used for your mustache? it looks so cool and puffy!

stratski (author)thestamppit2010-05-21

I just googled 'crochet mustache' and searched around a bit. I think this is the one I used: (but with thicker yarn, so it turned out a bit larger).

crunchyfrog (author)2009-01-22

I finished two of these, one following the pattern exactly (which ended up too small) I imagine my problem was the weight of the yarn I used. My second one I used the same yarn but added some more increases till the hat fit me nicely, I then changed yarn to a different color and weight for the beard. I think it turned out nicely. (oh and I changed the moustache to something that fit my face)

momwithahook (author)crunchyfrog2009-03-23

You did a super job. I love the change in color to the beard.

VeganEthan (author)2014-09-27

I'm making this! I think my mustache part will have a tuckable fold to cover my nose. I may line it with a soft cloth at certain points as well for wind protection.

VeganEthan (author)2014-09-27

I'm making this! I think my mustache part will have a tuckable fold to cover my nose. I may line it with a soft cloth at certain points as well for wind protection.

powercow244 (author)2011-12-24

you can buy one called "the beardo"

YellowZealot (author)powercow2442012-08-09

But wheres the fun in that?

jyale (author)2011-11-24

Every time I try to make the hat part it ends up to small!!! It could be the size of the yarn, but it seems close to what you have... What should i do!?!?

fcolarusso (author)2011-11-07

Here is another beard hat pattern

ecurtis1 (author)2011-09-18

I wore mine on the driving range when my golf class was out on a particularly chilly day! Got some funny looks (since it's pretty obvious I'm a woman) but my face was a lot warmer than everyone else's!

tann2 (author)2011-08-05

i keep ending up with 8 more stitches than i need after i finish second row no matter how many times i retry.. When i'm supposed to have 36 stitches i end up with 42.. what did i do wrong??

momwithahook (author)tann22011-09-11

I'm going to be updating this pattern. It has been years since I did the original. I'll have to make it as I wrote it and then see where it is that people get stuck. thanks for letting me know. I do have a site that has links to alternate patterns - scroll down to the bottom.

jphillips12 (author)2011-09-11

Check out the foldaway beard hat (beard) from

Beardo promo2 with tag.jpg
momwithahook (author)jphillips122011-09-11

Awesome - Love it. I'm loving all these cool new beard hats - there is a lady on etsy that sells a really cool dread beard.

theabazz (author)2011-01-24

Awsome! I will get on this right away. My son plays hockey and will love having a hat with a built in "playoff beard".

mrdepo96 (author)2010-12-19

Because i have ten days to do this before chirstmas, and i have to make four, and i have no idea how to knit, i'm going to try and adapt it to a sewed hat from T-shirts.
Any suggestions?

lindad65 (author)2010-12-12

My 18 year old son said he had seen a crocheted hat with a mustache and wanted to know if I could make it. Using your pattern, it only took a little while to complete. It turned out great! I'm going to attempt to make his girlfriend one with cat ears and whiskers, in Hello Kitty colors.Thanks for the pattern.

carpfluff (author)2010-11-17

this thing is fan-freakin-tastic. and with the latest obsession of beard/moustache items in my friends, this definitely tops it all. keep up the awesomeness.

jillrbassett (author)2010-11-11

This is the coolest hat!! I love it! I'm in the process of making it for my boyfriend. At the start of the month he wanted to do No Shave November, but his beard grows in patchy, and instead of filling in, it just gets long. It's weird, so he shaved. So as a joke I'm making this for him.

Anyway, I got to the end of round 15, and for some reason my hat is TINY! It hardly fits my head, I thought I had done everything right, and i've been crocheting for over a year so I thought I knew what I was doing. Any suggestions? My guess is maybe I somehow screwed up with the "sl st to first dc made" parts. Also, i'm doing srtipes, would that mess anything up at all? Thanks!


What type of yarn did you use? When you were making the circle did it get larger as you went along or did it curl up early on? Either of these would make for a smaller hat than the one pictured. You hook size could also cause a smaller hat.

Strips shouldn't effect the size at all.


I forget what the yarn is, but no the hat didn't curl up, it got bigger as I went. I ended up adjusting the pattern and I was able to make it fit, but I basically only used the first three rows of this pattern. Also, i've been having trouble understanding the mustache part of the pattern so i just found another one to use.

jessbugy (author)2010-10-13

Excellent info, thanks! Here's a great website that offers tons of FREEcrochet patterns:


lol want wun

cewittic (author)2009-12-21

Seeing the idea for this hat made my day. Actually making it has made my week :) I added a pom pom to give the top a little character. Thanks so much for writing this instructable!

momwithahook (author)cewittic2010-08-12

A pom pom would be great! Maybe I'll do that? hmmm

DotatDabbled (author)2010-01-07

This is awesome cool!  I linked to it today on



Thanks a bunch.

molej109 (author)2010-01-26

I just finished making a hat for my brother for his birthday... I love this pattern! I had to add increases in places, because of the yarn I used, and the fact that my brother has a bigger head than I do, haha. Anyways when I give it to him I'll post the picture for you to see!! Thanks!

momwithahook (author)molej1092010-08-12

Would love to see the picture.

dobbylvr (author)2010-03-09

I just finished this. It turnned out great! Awesome Instructable!

momwithahook (author)dobbylvr2010-08-12

Would love to see how yours turned out.

chooga (author)2010-05-07

awesome!  i'm gonna make one!!! 

how many balls of wool do i need?

momwithahook (author)chooga2010-08-12

Depends - In the sample I used 1 skein of redheart super saver or for the white one 1 skein of homespun.

HDMeanie (author)2009-12-31

Oh my......this is great.  We have photo radar in AZ...... :)

Fishpail (author)2009-11-30

Someone should make this and send it to Ctfxc (youtube him/them if you don't know)

cambigfoot (author)Fishpail2009-12-04

definetly! CREEPY MUSTACH PORN!!!!

Fishpail (author)cambigfoot2009-12-05

Well I hope you know I'm talking about the earlier ones, I think I posted this BEFORE he shaved the movember beard into a porn stache.
Though I think the video was called creepy mustache day...

jokittens (author)2009-09-22

I love this. Every time I try and print the instructions, Firefox crashes. what am I doing wrong?

WKD_Side (author)jokittens2009-11-28

 your're using firefox :P only joking, i had the problem i tried clearing the cache and  it seemed to help otherwise i used IE i mix an match :)

PetBennett (author)2009-05-28

LOL. Very Funny.

skarah (author)2009-01-22

I absolutely love this, and will be making four for my skier brothers and dad. I think yours looks neater than the original, with the round top and funny mustache.

Charles IV (author)2009-01-04

Finally finished and now look like a unshaven nerd. But not that that's a bad thing ;-)

necropolian (author)2008-12-31

i'm making this in maille. that's cool every day.

stinkymum (author)2008-09-11

What about a white one for Santa?

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