Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hirsute Hat

This pattern has been two years in the making. In 2012, I had this brilliant idea to knit my nephews a couple of bearded hats to resemble their father (my brother).

Dad Hats

And now, finally, you can do the same for yourself or your follicly-challenged friends and family. I've experimented with different stitch patterns and yarn colors to yield nine completely different looks. I've even included interchangeability as a feature, so you don't have to settle for just one beard all the time. You can switch them out to suit your daily facial hair fancies.

Hirsute Hat

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Head circumference = 18[20, 22, 24]in/46[51, 56, 61]cm
To fit = Toddler[Child, Adult Small, Adult Large]

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted [100% wool; 245yd/224m per 100g]; color: 144W Limestone; 105[120, 135, 150]yds/96[110, 123, 137]m
Small amounts of worsted yarn in various hair colors and skin tone (see beard instructions for individual yarn requirements)
US6/4mm circular needle
Tapestry needle
Buttons (2 per beard)
Sewing needle
Thread to match beards

18sts/24rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch


  1. Pure Awesomeness. You are so creative! Those boys are so cute in their hats :)

    1. Thanks! This was a super fun pattern to design!

  2. It is super awesome! I've shared it on my facebook and others love it to!