Apple blossoms, clover, and tiny fruits run rings around slouchy this tam in four brim sizes (XS/S/M/L) to fit ages 4 years to adult. Worked entirely in the round with stranded colorwork motifs, the firm fabric of this piece holds its shape well, provides weight to anchor hair in the wind, and adds a cheerful, accent to any outfit, along with a good dose of cozy warmth.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend or Stone Soup fingering yarn, Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, Karen Noe Design Shetland Wool, madelinetosh rustication lace, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift, Harrisville Designs New England Shetland, Morehouse Farm Merino 2-strand Sport, Snaeldan Nappað tógv 2tr, or any light, woolen-spun fingering yarn that knits to pattern gaugeFinished Size:
16(17, 19, 20) inches around brim and 10(10, 12, 12) inches in diameter
stretches to fit heads up to 18(19, 22, 24)
Yarn requirements: approximately 165(165, 180, 180) yards each of MC and CC; 60(60, 75, 75) yards ACGauge:
26 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (unblocked)
32 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stranded color motifs on larger needle (washed and blocked)
size 4US (3.5 mm) DPNs and 16-inch circular needle for body or size to obtain correct gauge
size 1.5US (2.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim or 1.0 mm smaller than body needle