A cute, slouchy tam in three sizes (Small/Medium/Large), with a wide textured brim that reads like a “plaid” when knit in variegated yarn. Its width ensures a snug fit to frame the face and the button closure at one side completes the kilt effect. The brim is knit back and forth in rows, then joined to work the upper body in the round to create a soft slouchy shape.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup or Better Breakfast Fingering, Ghillie Sock, or Chebris Sport, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Sock, indigodragonfly Merino Nylon Sock, Mountain Meadow Wool Mountain Blend or Lilura, Shalimar Yarns Breathless, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering Weight, The Plucky Knitter Plucky Feet, Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes, Shibui Knits Sock, or any springy fingering yarn with 375-425 yards per 4 ounces
14.5(17, 19.5) inches (buttoned; unstretched) around bottom band to fit heads measuring up to 18.5(21, 23.5) inches around
Yarn requirements: 200(275, 375) yards
Buttons: 2(3, 3) buttons that are .625 to .75 inches in diameter
26 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat, unblocked)Needles:
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 2US (2.75 mm) 24-inch circular needle and DPNs (or two sizes smaller than gauge needle)