My latest project, as you could guess, was to make a couple of beard hats for a couple of children. The beard hat seems to be a popular novelty item lately. The novelty comes mostly when the hat is set on a little babe. A once hairless child is transformed with a full beard! Ha! Cute and funny. Dare I say? Children and women may now be able to participate in no shave November!
I do believe that these hats aren't purely for novelty. It struck me that they really could keep the face warm in the cold temps of winter. The beard itself is pretty thick and warm. Hey, might be a great addition to your snow shoveling ensemble! You may get a few funny looks from the neighbor, but you'll be warm. :)
My version of the hat ended up being a basic chunky beanie with the beard pattern from Ashlee at I'm Topsy Turvy. I would have really loved to be able to create my own pattern, but this one was so perfect I couldn't argue with using it! Both hats turned out really well which you can see below.