Bonny Garter Tam by Theresa Schabes

Bonny Garter Tam

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 yards (128 m)
One size fits most adult and teens
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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
Tapestry needle

18 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch on larger needle
Matching row gauge not crucial for this pattern.