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!
Or maybe I will wear it?