Bearded lady!

After taking some time off from actually crocheting. I picked up my hook and yarn and went to town. My husband was very jealous of the projects I was creating because he wasn’t getting any attention or a gift out of this deal. I asked him what he wanted and he told me about these cool beanie beard hats. I looked for patterns and ask some advice in my online communities and felt that it would be a challenge. But I was up for it since it has been a while since I had created something and I wanted to put my skills to the test.

I started off with creating a beanie toque for an adult. I was a little bit worried about doing this because a month ago I tried to create a little beanie hat for my daughter and had some difficulties. When crocheting in the round you need count your stitches so it will eventually take the shape of a hat. I had take a look at the online Google plus community I joined to learn from others. I searched for a beanie hat and there were over a thousand posts/pictures that I could choose from to create a hat. I really didn’t know that there was that many ways to make a beanie hat! I was a little bit over whelmed because some of these ladies that belong to this community have some serious talent. You should check it out.

What I liked best about this community was that I asked a question about where I could find or if someone had a free pattern on making the beard part for the toque. One lady responded to me and sent me a link to a YouTube video that she had used. The beard was very tricky to make. I had to make some of the pattern up myself to make sure that the beard would fit my husbands face. It was not to hard to improvise at all.

This is my video Blog about this weeks journey.

Here are my end results. I spent approximately 8 hours on this project! I really hope my husband wears it!

Logan wearing my beanie beard toque. I hope he wears it curling this week!

Logan wearing my beanie beard toque. I hope he wears it curling this week!

Or maybe I will wear it?

Do I look good wearing a beard?

Do I look good wearing a beard?


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About tarasmith311

Hello my name is Tara. I am an educator and a new mom to a beautiful girl Adalee. I am staying at home for the year to raise my little one but miss being in the classroom every day. I have been teaching middle year students for five years. I have decided to continue my education by taking my Masters in Educational Psychology through the University of Regina. My dream would to one day be a guidance counselor. In my free time I love to be around the pool. I have played competitive water polo for many years and have been coaching the sport for over ten years. I look forward to my journey as a new mom and life long learner.
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6 Responses to Bearded lady!

  1. Jason says:

    OMG!!! Thanks for the laugh! Love it! Learning from the weird and bizarre can happen. Here’s the proof! Do it again!

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  2. Lynette says:

    So this is what you’ve been up to. Lookin’ good!! I think you should wear your beard your first day back in the classroom!


  3. andreaneeder says:

    Super creative and I loved your Title for your blog this week…..drew me in for sure!!!! Great work!


  4. tarasmith311 says:

    Are you calling me weird? Do you think I should wear the beard out now? It is getting colder in this Saskatchewan weather! Any suggestions of something creative I could try to make?


  5. tarasmith311 says:

    Great idea! Maybe I will start a business and teach my class to crochet also for the last few days that I am back! Start up a little workshop.


  6. tarasmith311 says:

    Thank you! I have noticed a little bit more traffic. I love turning on the computer and seeing all of these great compliments makes me motivated for sure.


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