Beard (Viking or Wizard) by Reckless Stitches

Beard (Viking or Wizard)

January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
9.0 mm (M/N)
300 - 500 yards (274 - 457 m)
Small Adult
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Edit: As people have noted the beards are heavy, the only way to attached I had seen when I wrote up the pattern was buttons. Others have since attached the beard to a hair elastic so that it just holds to the face like a head band, or have used strings/yarn to tie the beard to the face. These options might work better for you.

This pattern here was the original inspiration for my pattern.

I had a couple issues with the pattern:

  1. The end base result was way to big for my face. ( I ended up shirking it twice).
  2. I disliked the mustache braid as it was not realistic as the braid went up and over the lip and ended up having the braids point in two different directions.
  3. The middle braid was attached after the fact and just didn’t seem epic enough.
  4. Last I needed to make a wizard beard and this pattern had no alterations listed to accommodate that.

I still want to give the original pattern and pattern creator credit and please if you think you have a larger face or head see their pattern for the bigger base.