Scottish Highlands Tam (from Outlander) by Sandie Russo (KnitzyBlonde)
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Scottish Highlands Tam (from Outlander)

September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
220 - 270 yards (201 - 247 m)
medium, large, extra large
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I designed this Scottish Highlands Tam to be a replica of the tams as worn by the characters of the TV show “Outlander”. It is a full “Scottish Bonnet” style tam that can be worn by men or women. This style of Tam was customarily worn by 17th & 18th century Scots.

The tam comes in 3 sizes M, L & XL, but also info on how to size up and down one more size if needed.

The tam is knit on circular needles (using the magic loop method), and then welt felted (fulled). I’ve included extra photos in the pattern to show how things should look as you go along, as well as a tutorial with photos on how to felt and shape your tam after it is knit.

You’ll need 2-2.5 skeins of a 100% wool yarn, like Knit Picks, Wool of the Andes (or other similar wool) in a worsted weight (approximate 220-270 total yards). You’ll also need 2 circular needles (or interchangeable needles) in size 7 and size 8, a cable that is 40” (for Magic Loop technique), and 1 large eye tapestry needle.


Copyright info: Pattern is the registered copyright of Sandie Russo (KnitzyBlonde) all rights reserved, 2015. Pattern is for personal use only. You may not sell or distribute this pattern.

Photos are the registered copyright of Sandie Russo/KnitzyBlonde, all rights reserved 2015, except the photo of Dougal (from Outlander) which is from the Starz TV series Outlander and the property of Starz.

Designer’s Note: I designed this tam to be a replica of the tams worn by the actors in the Starz original TV series “Outlander”. I am not affiliated with, nor is this pattern endorsed by Starz, SonyTV or the Outlander Series Production team.