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Behold ... the beard hat.

I had promised to knit this hat for Bo awhile ago, and I finished it over the weekend.

If you want to make one too, I used this pattern (but be warned ... you may need to improvise and/or read between the lines a little.) My end result isn't bad for a first try, but I had to do a lot of guesswork and I'm going to change things up if I make one of these again. (You can see my notes on Ravelry if you want right here.)

But I think the yarn color is perfect. (I used Lion Brand Wool Ease chunky in walnut.)

And I'm happy to have finished it in time for the annual Brrrr Ride in Febraury. (That's a local bike ride in the snow/ice, if you were wondering. Don't worry ... it usually involves alcohol.)

Quite handsome, in a Nordic awesome kind of way.

25 comments:

  1. It's fantastic, love it! I don't know if I could take on the challenge of that pattern?

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  2. omg this is the perfect combination fantastic and ridiculous and functional and fun. ahhh. i looove it. haha.

    epic.

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  3. That is sooooo cool! I wish my hub was cool enough to wear something like that.

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  4. This is fantastically, other-worldly, magnificently AWESOME!

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  5. That is fan-fricking TASTIC.

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  6. It's like a Winter-ized bee keeper and sooooo awesome!

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  7. Hilarious. Would it be weird if I (a female) wore one? =)

    Pretty sure this is the first time I have posted a comment (although I've been reading for months). I'm a DSM girl too, love reading your blog to find out about all the fun artsy happenings in the area. Keep 'em coming!

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  8. All he needs is some clogs:) So, amused by the nordic referance:) Hey, when it has been as cold it is I so would beard hat lady:) Love it.

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  9. well done! it's really fun.

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  10. jealous of your knitting skilz. i would love to make one of these for my 5 month old son. ha!

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  11. Hi, this is Jess from Lion Brand (@lionbrandyarn on Twitter). Your project is hilarious and beautiful! Thanks for using Lion Brand!

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  12. Oh my - that is the coolest hat I think I've ever seen!! :) My hubby would totally love it, too!! Too awesome, too awesome.

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  13. oh.my.garsh. Hilarious! Have fun on the bikeride. =)

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  14. that's cool in so many ways; Jesus Christ SuperStar, Dirty Jim Morrison, Paul Bunyun, young Jerry Garcia, old John Lennon, Che Guevara, US Grant, ummmm...okay, that's all I got for now.
    Miss you friend! KIT!

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  15. That is brilliant...i LOVE it and i want one! xx

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  16. omg, i am laughing sooo hard.
    i'm jealous because it looks sooo warm.

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  17. The Lion Brand site said the beard hat was hilarious . . . it is!! But I love your creativity!!!

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  18. Love it, Jen! Since I'm doing store planning for Joanns these days, I was working on a store plan in California and thought of you when I was moving the yarn (Lion, namely!) fixtures. :D

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  19. That is so fabulous! I can already see my three brothers wearing them next Christmas...

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  20. Glad to see young people still "let their freak flag fly"

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