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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Hat with a Beard - A Christmas Classic

Yup, I'm still posting pictures of all my holiday gift knitting (and sewing). Hope you enjoy, and leave links to your holiday projects in the comments for me to look at, too! 

Beard Hat & Gloves
Modeled by Chris

Gifted To: Sometime in November, my little brother, Patrick, texted me a photo of a hat with a beard attached that simply said "Christmas?" My baby brother was requesting hand knits? How could I do anything but oblige?!
Pattern(s): I looked around for a good hat pattern, and settled on the Asterisk Hat. It was a lovely, straight-forward hat pattern, perfect for any sort of dude in your life. The mitts are of my own design, based on the Asterisk design elements. For the beard, I based it on the Garter Stitch Beard pattern. I think I used bigger needles, because it was too small. It was a long time ago....

Yarn: Yup, this yarn is leftovers from my Bombshell Shorts - Knit Picks Gloss DK in Clover. It worked perfectly, and Patrick loves green, so it was a good fit. 

Beard Hat

Patrick totally loved this combo, so I count this as one of the most successful hand knit presents I've ever given him. Although he did go crazy for a scarf in MSU colors when he was about 5...


  1. noice hat pattern. the stitch pattern looked like crochet on first glance!

    1. It kinda does in person, too! But it's thinner, which I like.

  2. I'm glad you found something for him that he likes! It's so hard for me to craft for my brother.

    1. Right?! I hope he makes it this easy every year!

  3. This is great! Wow, that yarn went from one kind of knit to the polar opposite. You just never know what guys will want. Once I knit a cat head hat out of cheap acrylic as a white elephant gift and a couple of people battled for it in Yankee Swap. The guy who got it wore it all the time...under his hard hat at work.

  4. This is awesome! Great job!

  5. Chris looks great in it too! BTW-of course Patrick still has the MSU scarf!


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