The Victoria Tam
This 18-page digital download knitting pattern creates a Victorian-inspired tam with a modern twist in 3 sizes. A vibrant, soft yarn with a sheen and long color changes is showcased in this modular pattern, which creates a lovely drapey tam with optional bobbles near the face. Instructions are also given for a Zigzag Tam variation which uses 2 colors of yarn.
The pattern includes illustrated written instructions for creating the tam in three sizes, with several variations, as well as photo tutorials on making a bobble, the Chain Cast On, Gwennie’s Increase (a different kind of M-1), picking up stitches purlwise, Centered Double Decrease, and making a tassel, and also a section on yarn possibilities for the tam.
Materials for Victoria Tam: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable worsted weight yarn (3 ½ oz./100g, 280 yds./256 m, 100% acrylic), 1 ball of Dragonfly
Materials for Zigzag Tam Variation: Lion Brand Heartland worsted weight yarn (5 oz./142g, 251 yds/230m, 100% acrylic), 1 ball of Olympic and 1 ball of Redwood
Tools Needed: Circular needles, 16” (20”, 20”) size 6
Crochet hook, size H
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches on Size 6 needles in Stockinette Stitch
Small—17 inch circumference; 7 1/2 inches from base to crown; 10 1/2 inch top diameter
Medium—20 inch circumference; 8 1/2 inches from base to crown; 11 1/2 inch top diameter
Large—22 1/4 inch circumference; 9 1/4 inches from base to crown; 12 1/4 inch top diameter
Skills assumed: Knit, purl, bind off, k3tog, psso, p2sso, p2tog, sl2tog, knit or purl into back of stitch, slip st with yarn in front or in back, yo, yarn forward or back, picking up stitches kwise, working in the round on circular needles
The pattern is intended for the personal use of the purchaser, and is not meant to be used commercially.