Bonny Garter Tam
This classic tam is designed for beginning knitters – all garter stitch (no purls!), worked flat, with easy increases and decreases. But it is stylish enough to make it a great quick project for more experienced knitter. Finish it with your choice of top – plain, tab top or pompom.
Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: knit, knit front & back increase, knit 2 together decrease, sew seam (mattress stitch preferred), make pompom (optional).
Stretches to fit most adults and teens.
Circumference of band: 18”/ 46 cm (stretches to 24”/ 61 cm)
Diameter: 10”/ 24 cm
Length: 8½”/ 21.5 cm
Worsted weight yarn, approx. 140 yds/128 m, not including optional pompom
US #8/5 mm and US #4/3.5 mm needles, or size to match gauge
US #8/5 mm double point or circular needles for optional tab top
18 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch on larger needle
Matching row gauge not crucial for this pattern.