Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Search for Free Mustache Knitting Patterns

I was doing research for Knitting Project of the Day when I rediscovered knit mustaches. These little "masks" are whimsical, and occasionally also useful to help keep you warm. These are the free mustache knitting patterns that I found through my search:

  • Fu Manchu Mustache - A stand alone mustache with long sides (a Fu Manchu.) I'm not sure how this knit mustache is staying on the face of the model, but it does look really cool! I love the suggestion to insert a pipe cleaner into it to allow you to shape your knit mustache.
  • Incognito - "Respect the 'stache!" You can hide your face from the cold with these cowl neck accessories, and choose amongst three different mustache knitting charts to have the best disguise! There is now a new variation where you can replace the mustache with "hot lips" available for free Ravelry download.
  • Knitted Crustache - A 2D mustache and a beard (with mouth opening) that are held to the face by a tie around the back of the head. You may need to create a free Ravelry.com account to access this free knitting pattern.
  • Mustachio Nosewarmer - It goes over your nose (flesh colored), and ties around the back of your head. You then attach your knit mustache to the bottom of this nosewarmer. Hilarious!
  • Bearded toque - This is a hat with an attached beard, apparently the mustache is detachable so you can change the colors. Looks like a great way to keep warm in the winter! You may need to create a free Ravelry.com account to access this free knitting pattern.
  • The 'Stache - A knit mustache shaped necklace. Like a monocle, but for your upper lip.
  • It's a moustache, for your fingers! - This "fingerstache" is a charted knit mustache wrapped around your finger. When you hold it over your upper lip, you have a mustache!
  • Incognito! - A knit version of the classic fake eyes, nose and mustache. Looks pretty awesome to me! You may need to create a free Ravelry.com account to access this free knitting pattern.
  • The Stitch London Tashtastic Moustache Patterns - It looks like they are offering many of the free patterns from above in their efforts to raise money for prostate cancer. These knitting patterns are free, but they encourage donations to support the cause.
  • Beard Hat - This beard knitting pattern appears to be knit with a fluffy novelty yarn to give a particular hairy feeling.
  • Santa Beard - So this doesn't really fit in with many of the other mustache and beard knitting patterns, but it is a beard... just a specific one! (Scroll down to see the knitting pattern instructions in English.)
  • Moss Stitch Beard - This isn't a bushy beard, but more like one that has been closely trimmed. The moss stitch is good for looking like stubble!
  • Short Beard - Another mustache and beard knit to look like closely trimmed facial hair. I really like the mustache on this one, the detail is very good. You may need to create a free Ravelry.com account to access this free knitting pattern.
  • Oh, Brother! - This knit beard/mustache is held to the face by a tie around the back of the head. It is pretty simple, and the mustache is part of the fabric with the beard, with just a slit for your mouth to show through.
  • Bushy Brown Beard - It almost looks like the mustache buttons across the upper lip in one of the photos. You may need to create a free Ravelry.com account to access this free knitting pattern.
  • New! Freestanding Knit Mustache by ChemKnits - a simple mustache with a bit of a curl, you can add on strings or tape to attach this to your upper lip.

Keith has already requested a knit mustache, so I imagine that I will be creating one of these soon!

7 comments:

  1. The last pattern does just that. The mustache is knit separate and added if you want. I tried to make this one awhile back for my fiance and it just wouldn't work. No matter what I did the stitch count was wrong or something. I don't know if it was the pattern or me (I like to hope it was the pattern....) but it's not one I'll be doing again.

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  2. Wow, I had no idea there were so many mustache-themed knitting patterns - thanks for including my Mustachio Nosewarmer in this round-up!

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  3. Thank you for the links, and thanks to the Revelry posters for free BEards. Celebrate Beard Appreciation day on March 31st 2012.

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  4. Thank you for this brilliant collection of patterns! I just today got a set of angelbites (Upper lip piercings) for the sole reason of being able to attach moustaches, so this page is going to be invaluable :)

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