Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ahoy Matey: Pirate Beards

I'm not sure if you know, but tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Why do I know this? Well, because I got married on Sept 19 and was immediately regaled with friends and family "Ahoy"ing and "Argh"ing all over the place. 


However, a year or two ago, a teacher friend was putting on a school play about pirates. She asked me to make some pirate beards for each colour of pirate in the play.  Finally, a great reason to put my pirate knowledge to good use.

I made 9 beards (see them all here) of all types and colours. It was the most fun I've had in a long time. I've shared them before here and there because I love showing them off.  In honour of my 4th ITLP Day, I wanted to show them to you.  

PicMonkey Collage
A small sample of my favourite beards
The beards were a big success and I have had orders for big and little kids alike. I've made them for adults attached to their winter hats and I've made them for my nephews (B's 3) for Christmas. They often play Hunting for Treasure, so I was happy to make them something I knew they would love.  Even if only for a little while.

I've decided that, for one of our anniversary parties, I will someday throw a Pirate party. What a better way to celebrate a happy occasion and a wonderful non-holiday? A new friend has been very kind and gathered all the things I will need to know when I plan our 5 Year Anniversary Pirate Party next year.

I'm sure The Guy will be thrilled.

If you want to order a beard for your very own, you can contact me: 
email  or  Etsy 


  1. Oh my goodness, those are ADORABLE.

    How funny you were married on ITLP day and your guests greeted you with pirate phrases. That sounds like my kind of wedding.

    You and Tara could definitely come up with a GREAT pirate themed anniversary party!!!

    1. And, hooray for turning off word verification!!!

    2. Aren't they hilarious?! I love them. (And yes, I took your advice!)

  2. These are awesome, Miss MayB! I love them!

    I wonder if I could somehow work from these and create a Rapunzel wig for Lila. Do you think there's an easy way to do it? (for yarn-novices like me?)

    1. I think so. I would figure out how long I wanted the braids from the top of her head down. Then, I would cut yarn double that to drape over her head on each side. Then braid starting closer to her neck and leaving the yarn at the top straight so it can be clipped to her own hair.

      Maybe I will work on a tutorial? I've made some more Cabbage Patch doll hats and could to a complicated version of them or could just make a detachable headpiece of braids like I tried to explain up there. Hmm. Project!


As much as I like to hear myself talk, I like to hear from you too!