This is a cute little tam that sits jauntily on the head, with a folded brim and optional I-cord detail at the crown.
The perfect yarn for this Hat is a pure wool light worsted, particularly tweed yarns. 3 sizes are included with notes for adjusting the size as needed.
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables, I-cords
Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. 20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Rib, lightly stretched 17 sts cable pattern x 28 rows= 2.5in/6.25cm x 4in/10cm on 4mm needles
- Illustrated knitting pattern
- Metric and imperial measurements
- Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14 (16, 18, 20) in/35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75) cm)
- Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on & Cabling Without a Needle
Materials you need at home:
- 133 (163, 195, 230) yd/122 (149, 178, 210) m worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Cascade 220 (220yd/201m per 100g; 100% Peruvian Wool))
- 30yd/28m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
- Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 & 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker as necessary
- Tapestry needle
- Cable needle
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