Doug sent me a picture of a hat that included a beard this week, and asked if I could make him one. I made the hat out of bulky yarn, just a simple rib pattern. For the beard I crocheted with a cool fuzzy/hairy yarn I had purchased on sale from Crafts Direct. Of course Dad wanted one too when he saw Doug's! I had Dad try it on to get the beard placement right and he decided to go without the mustache, for the Amish look.
Here they are together:
Doug's Hat: Dad's hat: