Colored yarn for the hat (or a beanie type hat)
Natural colored yarn for the beard
Learn to crochet.
Or just talk to your Grandma.
Crochet a hat. I use the pattern below. You can also use any beanie-type hat for faster results.
Hat: Adult Size
Ch – chain stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
2HDC – two half double crochet stitches into one stitch. This stitch is commonly referred to as an ‘increase.’
If you don’t understand or recognize a stitch, Google it! You’ll find lots of tutorials and walk through videos on the internet.
Create slip knot and chain 4. Slip stitch into the first chain to create a circle. (can also use magic loop)
Row 1: 6 HDC into circle.
Rows 2-9 are called increase rows. This means that the more increase rows you make, the larger your hat will be. Or, the fewer increase rows you make, the smaller your hat will be. So if you were making an infant hat, you might only use increase rows 2 through 4. If you were to make a small child’s hat, you might only use increase rows 2-5. Or if you’re creating an adult size hat, you could need rows 2-8. And if you wanted a very large hat, you can follow the style of the pattern by increase as much as you think necessary.
This piece of the hat will be quite flat. You’re just trying to make your hat the size of the crown of the head.
Place Stitch Marker (can just use a short piece of yarn) after last stitch of each increase row. Its purpose is to help you know where to stop the last row and start the next.
Row 2: 2HDC into the top of each HDC from row 1. (total 12 stitches). Remove stitch marker and place it in front of this last row.
Row 3: *HDC into next stitch, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 18 stitches)
The last stitch of each of the next increase rows should be an increase (2HDC). If that’s not the case you should go back and count your stitches.
Row 4: *HDC into each of the next two stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 24 stitches)
Row 5: *HDC into each of the next three stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 30 stitches)
Row 6: *HDC into each of the next four stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 36 stitches)
Row 7: *HDC into each of the next five stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 42 stitches)
Row 8: *HDC into each of the next six stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 48 stitches)
Row 9: *HDC into each of the next seven stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 54 stitches)
Row 10: *HDC into each of the next eight stitches, 2HDC into next* Repeat 5 more times (total 60 stitches)
This is now the end of your increasing rows.
From here forward just continue to HDC into each stitch around until your hat looks like a hat. :) As you continue around, your hat will begin to look like a bowl, the inside of the hat should be pointing away from you as you crochet.
Crochet a beard:
Slip knot, Ch 14
Row 1: DC in 4th chain from hook (do not count the loop around the hook). DC in each 10 remaining chain stitches across - equaling a total of 11 DC. Chain 3 and Turn.
Rows 2 through 15: DC in each stitch across equaling 11 DC, chain 3 and turn.
Count after each row to be sure there is 11 DC in each row. This will ensure that you will have a rectangle when you’re finished.
Make a mustache. Ch 18, in 4th ch from hook dc in each ch across. 15dc. Sew mustache 4 dc away from each side of the hat onto the beard.
Sew the beard onto the hat. The first beard end should be sewn on approximately seven inches from the other.
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