Cat's Eye Tam
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July 20, 2011

Cat's Eye Tam

Project info
Cat's Eye Tam by Mary Jane Mucklestone
HatBeret, Tam
see mods below
Needles & yarn
Jamieson's of Shetland Shetland Spindrift

For those who don’t want a slouchy tam; I made this tam a little smaller than the original.

After the fair isle band I only knit 3.25 inches before beginning the crown shaping. The resulting squeezzy blob of hat looked waaaay to small and scrunched, and did not fit.

Enter the wonders of blocking! I washed it in a mild delicious smelling soap, rinsed it well, and stuck that sucker on a 10” mid century modern plate. My new summer tam fits beautifully!

I love this red colorway:

Main Color Jamieson & Smith 9097, sadly discontinued, Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift
524 Poppy is the closest match

Contrast Color 1 Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift
1200 Nutmeg

Contrast Color 2 Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift
172 Yell Sound Blue

Close Jamieson & Smith colors
MC 9113
CC1 1284
CC2 FC52

Here’s a blog post about making it:
Cat’s Eye Anew

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by Jamieson's of Shetland
100% Shetland
115 yards / 25 grams

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  • Project created: July 24, 2011
  • Updated: July 24, 2011