I've been crocheting more. Its something to accomplish as I sit in the car, or listening to kids read aloud, while watching an occasional movie. Its nice to finish things.
My little buddy asked me to make him a hat. I was just going to do a regular hat when I remembered the picture of the bearded hat I've seen online. I couldn't resist trying it.
I used these patterns:http://www.imtopsyturvy.com/crochet-bobble-beard-pattern-multiple-sizes/
I liked the design of the hat but had to make a few changes, instead of joining each row together with slip stiches I just kept going in a continuous circle, so a seam wouldn't show, for some reason the hat was way too small that way. So I redid it and used the teen pattern, it came out a little bigger than I hoped but he'll grow into it.
I also changed the way I attached the beard to the hat, I foresaw my little guy not really liking the beard to much so I wanted to be able to remove it easily, I attached buttons on the inside of the hat as shown below. It allows the beard be adjustable this way.
As I expected, when he first tried it on he made it very clear that he doesn't like the beard. I don't mind a bit, It was very easy and quick to make (once I figured out the bobble stitch), it was fun to put together and just too darn cute to resist. I was glad he let me have my little moment so I could take pictures.
Jamie described it perfectly:
After a quick shave.