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How to Crochet a Mustache Hat Costume

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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.

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.
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

Note:
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

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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
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thestamppit4 years ago
I LOVE this!!! I modified mine to have a pointy beard. AWESOME!
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momwithahook (author)  thestamppit3 years ago
I love the way this turned out. Check out http://taraduff.etsy.com 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. :)
stratski4 years ago
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.
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momwithahook (author)  stratski3 years ago
Love this picture!
do you have the pattern you used for your mustache? it looks so cool and puffy!
I just googled 'crochet mustache' and searched around a bit. I think this is the one I used: http://suggarcoatedlies.blogspot.com/2009/01/crochet-mustache-pattern.html (but with thicker yarn, so it turned out a bit larger).
crunchyfrog5 years ago
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)
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momwithahook (author)  crunchyfrog5 years ago
You did a super job. I love the change in color to the beard.
powercow2442 years ago
you can buy one called "the beardo"
But wheres the fun in that?
jyale2 years ago
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!?!?
fcolarusso2 years ago
Here is another beard hat pattern

http://miraclecamplife.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/help-miracle-camp-from-your-couch/
ecurtis12 years ago
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!
tann22 years ago
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)  tann22 years ago
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 www.squidoo.com/freemustachehatpattern that has links to alternate patterns - scroll down to the bottom.
jphillips122 years ago
Check out the foldaway beard hat (beard) from beardowear.ca
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momwithahook (author)  jphillips122 years ago
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.
theabazz3 years ago
Awsome! I will get on this right away. My son plays hockey and will love having a hat with a built in "playoff beard".
mrdepo963 years ago
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?
lindad653 years ago
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.
carpfluff3 years ago
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.
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!
momwithahook (author)  jillrbassett3 years ago
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.
jessbugy3 years ago
Excellent info, thanks! Here's a great website that offers tons of FREEcrochet patterns: http://www.freecrochetpattern.weebly.com
lol want wun
cewittic4 years ago
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)  cewittic3 years ago
A pom pom would be great! Maybe I'll do that? hmmm
This is awesome cool!  I linked to it today on Dabbled.org.

thanks!!
momwithahook (author)  DotatDabbled3 years ago
Thanks a bunch.
molej1094 years ago
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)  molej1093 years ago
Would love to see the picture.
dobbylvr4 years ago
I just finished this. It turnned out great! Awesome Instructable!
momwithahook (author)  dobbylvr3 years ago
Would love to see how yours turned out.
chooga4 years ago
awesome!  i'm gonna make one!!! 

how many balls of wool do i need?
momwithahook (author)  chooga3 years ago
Depends - In the sample I used 1 skein of redheart super saver or for the white one 1 skein of homespun.
HDMeanie4 years ago
Oh my......this is great.  We have photo radar in AZ...... :)
Fishpail4 years ago
Superb!
Someone should make this and send it to Ctfxc (youtube him/them if you don't know)
definetly! CREEPY MUSTACH PORN!!!!
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...
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