River Deep, Mountain High Tam by MollyGirl Yarn

River Deep, Mountain High Tam

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November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
125 - 175 yards (114 - 160 m)
One size fits most! Notes for easy sizing included.
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Designed to match our River Deep, Mountain High cowl, this simple chevron lace pattern is perfect for variegated and solid yarns alike. It works well with both smooth & textured yarns, and those with a halo too! It’s simple enough for a novice, different enough to stay interesting, and classic enough to go with everything!

Pattern Notes
• To adjust the size of the hat’s brim, simply add or subtract a multiple of 9. This may throw off the ribbing (which is a multiple of four), so just be prepared to make that change as well. This pattern can easily be altered to accommodate any weight yarn, just be aware that the required yardage, etc. will change.
• On row 11 of the lace pattern, you’ll have to move your marker 1 stitch to the left to correctly execute the top of the chevron. Remove the marker, knit the first stitch, and replace the marker, At the end of the round, this stitch that you just knit will be knit together with the stitch to its right. Just treat the YO as the new first stitch of the round.
• The easiest way make a hat instead of a tam is to use about 125 yards of worsted weight yarn & size 8 needles throughout. Follow the pattern as written! If you want to make a worsted weight tam, knit the body rounds 3 times instead of twice.

For reference, I used 124 yards on the original aran-weight tam & about the same for the original worsted-weight cap. Either worsted or Aran weight will work great for this cap; lighter weights will work too, just add more repeats!