I saw this on Attack of the Show today. At first I couldn’t stop laughing because of how silly it looks but it occurred to me that maybe it might be a good idea in really cold climates. Instead of having to wear a ski mask you could wear a beard beanie. I mean, if someone sees you walking down the street in a ski mask they might think that you’re gonna rob them but if they see this guy, they’re just gonna think he has a beard.
I think it is inventive and I endorse it lol.
Their website is http://beardbeanie.com/ and apparently they started on Etsy. I’ve never even seen a beard beanie until today and even though I think it’s cool, it’s still a bit silly. I mean, they sell them for $50, who is going to pay $50 to wear a crocheted beard?
With that in mind, I decided to go on a little pattern hunt since I can crochet. I found a few websites actually. Here is my favorite one and it’s a free pattern on Ravelry. The pattern was written by Jen Spears and I have already made the beard so I know it’s a good pattern. You can also substitute the yarn for fun fur so it looks more like a beard.
I also found a Santa Hat and Beard pattern on the Red Heart website. This pattern seems a bit complicated because of the way you have to crochet to the right instead of the left. I haven’t tried it but I’m sure once I get the hang of it I might find it to work easier.
I was thinking of using the Santa beard pattern with the brown yarn instead of the white and putting that on a regular hat. I like the Santa beard because it has more texture to it and it looks more believable than the other ones. Ok so it’s not really believable but you know what I mean.
Then again, when the heck am I ever going to wear one of these? Probably never so why bother right? Even though I will probably only wear it once right after I make it then put it in a drawer forever, it would be funny just to see what it would look like on me just once. And who knows, I might wear the Santa one every year for shits and giggles.