Last fall a friend of mine asked me to make him a bearded Viking Hat. The hats were all over the internet, and I couldn't WAIT to give it a shot. So I used a lovely pattern by Mamachee for the hat. It was perfect. For the beard I used a pattern by Totally Stitching. So far, it's the only beard pattern I use, although I'd like to try a few different designs.
Here is the hat, modeled hilariously by me.
Intimidating, right? It was perfect. My husband had to model it too.
Since this first one, I've done many color combinations, including one in the colors of the Minnesota Vikings. (Unfortunately my model was already at work when I packed that order up to ship, so I never got a photo.)
He was mean muggin' for me, trying to look tough.
This is my favorite. There's something about the orange beard that I just really love. I've also done a ladies hat with no beard, but it has braids on the sides. I didn't get a picture of that one either. I wish I had!!
Then I got a really cool request to make a beanie hat with a beard resembling the German flag. Here's how that one turned out.
So cool. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to do some crazy beards in other cool color combinations. Ya know, just for fun. :-)