Cascade Locks Tam by Marie Greene

Cascade Locks Tam

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
205 - 210 yards (187 - 192 m)
One size fits all
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The Cascade Locks Tam coordinates with the Cascade Locks Cowl -- together they are an absolutely darling accessory set. Individually they are just as fabulous! A single skein of worsted weight yarn (210 yards) will make the tam or the cowl -- making either of them (or both!) a perfect gift knit.

This slouchy tam sits loosely and neatly on the head -- not so tight that it creates a “hat head” ridge, but well enough that it won’t fall off. Be careful to follow instructions with blocking; don’t wet the ribbing or it will stretch out.

A worsted weight yarn results in a large, slouchy hat that sits loosely on the head. This is perfect for those with thick hair or who prefer not to have “hat head,” or for those who just like a loose fit. If a more snug fit is desired, work in a DK weight yarn OR select the optional smaller decrease via the note in the pattern.

See the tutorial for how to work the SR and SL cable technique here.

210 - 240 yards worsted or DK
Shown in Malabrigo Rios (Color: Lettuce) and Three Fates Helios DK* (Color: Arthur).
The pattern lends itself to a solid or tonal semi-solid.
US Size 4 (16”) circular needle
US Size 8 (16”) circular needle

Cascade Locks is a charming small town forty miles from Portland, Oregon that provides a most picturesque backdrop for a walk along the river, a ride on the steamboat or a weekend getaway. It’s a feast of color, texture and natural beauty -- and it’s easy to see why inspiration flows in the midst of such grandeur. This is my love note to the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, which is held annually in a town not far from here.