Knit in the round from the top down.
NOTE: E-mail the designer at email@example.com and she will be happy to send you the original chart for this tam. A few of the purl sts seemed to have fallen out in the translation. This is not the pattern, mind you. For that you must purchase the magazine issue. Thanks!
Pattern #09 in Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2008
Notes from the Ultimate Hat book:
5 1 3/4oz/50g balls (each approx 87yd/80m) of Filatura de Crosa/Tahki•Stacy Charles, Inc. Zara 8 (merino) in #1451 oatmeal
Six size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 24”/60cm long
Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle 16”/40cm long
27 sts and 35 rnds = 4”/10cm over chart 1 using size 6 (4mm) needles.
24 sts and 36 rnds = 4”/10cm over chart 2 using size 5 (3.75mm) needles.
TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGES.