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Flower Tam (DK yarn)

Knitting
March 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
2-4 years (S, M, L)
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Flower Tam is worked top down and in the round, starting from the centre of the flower motif. The pattern works best in wool or wool blend with good stitch definition.

Skills needed
Working in the round, yarn-overs, decreases, backward loop CO.

Sizes
2-4 years (S, M, L). Shown in size M.
Finished brim circumference: 36.5 (38, 40, 42) cm/ 14.5 (15, 15.75, 16.5) in.
To fit head up to: approx 51 (54.5, 57, 60) cm/ 20 (21.5, 22.5, 23.5) in.
Finished length: 18 (21, 23, 25.5) cm/ 7 (8.25, 9, 10) in.

Gauge
(measured after blocking)
22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in, in St st with 4 mm needle(s)
23 sts = 10 cm/ 4 in, in k2p2 rib pat with 3.25 mm needle(s)

Materials
Yarn:
150 (150, 200, 200) m/ 165 (165, 220, 220) yds of DK weight yarn: wool or wool blend with good stitch definition. Shown in Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK (100% merino, col. 204, 116 m/ 127 yds per 50g).

Needles and notions:
one set of 4 mm (US size 6) DPNs
one set of 3.25 mm (US size 3) DPNs
4 mm (US size 6) circular needles, 40-60 cm/ 16-24 in long
1 st marker
3.5 mm (US size E) crochet hook

Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.