Vega by Alexis Winslow


July 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
24" (26") circumference at widest point, 19" circumference at brim, 8" (9.25") height
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This colorwork tam is a great graphic addition to your Fall or Winter wardrobe. The pattern is sized based on the knitted gauge of the finished fabric. The small size is worked with a gauge of 5.5 stitches per inch, while the large is worked over a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch. The smaller size will produce a more upright tam with denser fabric. The larger size produces a slouchier style, while maintaining a fitted feel at the brim.

Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER, 1 skein each of Dominant Color (DC) and Background Color (BC)
Samples shown:
Small: “Hayloft” (DC) and “Woodsmoke” (BC)
Large: “Wool Socks” (DC) and “Woodsmoke” (BC)

Small size: 5.5 sts & 8 rows = 1” with smaller needle in colorwork pattern after blocking
Large size: 4.5 sts & 7.5 rows = 1” with larger needle in colorwork pattern after blocking

One 16” circular needle and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain pattern gauge for your size. Large size uses both needles listed below.
Suggested sizes: Small: US 5 (3.75 mm); Large: US 6 (4 mm)

24” (26”) circumference at widest point, 19” circumference at brim, 8” (9.25”) height (all measurements taken after blocking)
To fit head circumferences of 20-21” (22-24”)

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.