This slouchy tam in three sizes (S/M/L) has texture and a sassy tilt inspired by shell structures. The knitting fun starts with an asymmetrical garter stitch brim shaped in short rows, then moves on to a welting pattern worked in knit and purl which brings to mind the shifting sands at water’s edge. The design is compatible with solids as well as softly shaded self-striping or gradient yarn and variegated yarns with longer color runs. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Feederbrook Farm Entropy DK
or Common Ground, Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Ghillie Sport/DK, or Better Breakfast DK, Briar Rose Nate’s Yarn, Mountain Meadow Wool Cody, Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester DK, Miss Babs Northumbria DK, Hedgehog Fibres Blue Faced DK, or any soft, bouncy wool with approximately 75 yards per ounceFinished Size:
15(17.5, 20) inches around brim and 8.5(10, 12) inches in diameter (washed and dried flat) to fit heads measuring up to 19(21.5, 24) inches around
175(200, 225) yardsGauge:
20 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles (unwashed, unblocked)
size 5US (3.75 mm) 16-inch circular and DPNs for hat body (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 2US (2.75 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or 1 mm smaller than body needle)