Sola is a quick, easy little tam that makes a great gift (or gift for yourself!) and is an excellent way to cleanse your knitting palette. It’s perfect for early spring, when you still need a hat on a crisp, windy day, but not perhaps the huge wool cap that’s been giving you “hat head” all winter. Add a bright, springy color, and you can feel ready to step into the next season - without getting cold.
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner lace knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
knitting in the round
decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
20” / 51 cm circumference at brim.
32 3⁄4” / 83 cm circumference at widest point. 7 1/4” / 18.5 cm high.
To fit average adult woman; 21 1/2” / 54.5 cm head circumference.
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK in “Curry”; 270 yds / 247 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 75% merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% Silk.
Tam requires approximately 250 yds / 229 m DK weight yarn.
needles & notions
US 5 ( 3.75 mm) circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long.
US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs for crown.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
9 stitch markers, 1 in main color, 8 in a contrasting color
22 sts and 32 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in arrowhead lace using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, unblocked.
29 sts and 32 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in k1, p1rib using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, unblocked.
The tam is worked in the round from the bottom up.