Shebeke Tam by Laura Ricketts

Shebeke Tam

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter patt on larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
590 yards (539 m)
17.25 (19.25, 21.25)" circumference at brim and 8.75 (9.75, 11)" tall
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Although stained glass is often thought of as a Western art form, it was also popular in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Persia (modern-day Iran and Azerbaijan) for mosques, palaces, and other buildings. Shebeke windows joined small panes of colorful glass with wood strips rather than leading. The Shebeke Tam uses the same bright colors a shebeke artisan might choose today.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 17.25 (19.25, 21.25)“ circumference at brim and 8.75 (9.75, 11)” tall. Tam shown measures 19.25”.

Yarn Elemental Affects Shetland (100% North American Shetland): moorit (brown; A), 2 skeins; #35 agave (dark teal; B), #32 Agean Sea (light teal; C), #26 ochre (medium yellow; D), and #25 old gold (dark yellow; E), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75mm): 16” circular. Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 46 rnds = 4” in garter patt on larger needles.

Note This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.