Sneachda Tam

Sneachda Tam

CAD 5$
Available from SweetGeorgia Yarns on Ravelry

About the pattern

This slouchy tam features a deceptively simple textured pattern forming into a snowflake-like shape on the crown. Your tam will be crisp and perky when knit with a springy sock yarn, smooth and slouchy in a soft luxury blend. From sleek,
modern city-wear in white or red to a rustic feel when combined with fair-isle vests and chunky scarf and mittens in matching fall colors, this design can convey many moods. You can also change the look by choosing not to block or blocking over a round object (like a balloon) to get either a beanie or a slouchy hat instead of a tam.

Picture courtesy of SweetGeorgia Yarns

Picture courtesy of SweetGeorgia Yarns

Skills required:

  • knitting in the round on DPN’s or circulars
  • increasing/decreasing
  • following a written pattern
  • blocking (pattern includes a tam blocking tutorial)

Sizes available

Head circumference: 20 (21, 23)’’ / 51 (53.5, 58.5) cm

Finished measurements

Brim circumference: 17 (18, 19)’’ / 43 (46, 48.5) cm
Don’t worry if the ribbing seems small for your head circumference — it’s supposed to fit really snug to provide stability for the soft and slouchy body and crown of the tam.

Materials

Sneachda Tam

Yarn: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Cashluxe Fine (400 yd / 365 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon)
or
1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (425 yd / 389  m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% merino, 20% nylon)

Needles:
Size 2 US / 2.5 mm set of five double-pointed needles or circulars. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions:
6 stitch markers, 1 of them in a different size or color to mark the beginning of the round
Tapestry needle and waste yarn for blocking

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