Tulip Tam by Beauxknits Design

Tulip Tam

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in colourwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
172 - 197 yards (157 - 180 m)
one size
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In this pattern the tulip motif dominates the entire hat. In bloom they decorate the first tier of the tam. The top depicts the pistil and includes the decreases at a regular interval.
I used 12 colours for this hat. You can buy a special Tulip Tam Kit at the gorgeous Dutch yarn shop De Afstap online, or either browse in your stash to achieve the same palette, or knit the surprise pattern I included for knitters with leftover yarn.

Finished measurements
Circumference at brim band 54cm/21in unstretched, 19cm/7,5 in in length from brim edge to crown.

British Breeds, 100% British Wool, 85m/25g (92yds/25g), 12 shades in total of 157m/171yds:
Raw (beige) 16g = 54m/59yds > MC
Quince (gold) 2g = 7 m/7yds > CC8
Wood (dark brown) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC3
Russet (middle brown) 2g = 7m/7yds >CC11
Dark apple (dark green) 3g = 10m/10yds > CC2
Lime flower (light green) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC4
Woad (middle blue) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC9
Mallard (middle turquoise) 3g = 10m/10yds >CC10
Eau de nil (light turquoise) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC1
Mulberry (purple) 8g =27m/29yds > CC7
Blossom (middle rose) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC6
Rose (light rose) 2g = 7m/7yds > CC5
For leftover yarn you will find a second chart Tulip Tam at Dawn with which you can knit a blue version.

2 sizes circular needles: 3 mm (US 3), 3.25 mm (US 3) – 40 cm (16 in) and 3.25 mm DPNs (when not using magic loop method for crown).

needle 3.25 mm (US 3): 30 sts x 29 rounds = 10 x 10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinette colourwork after blocking.

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

As our famous Dutch Keukenhof could not open this year because of the pandemic, you might enjoy these knitted tulips instead!

Greetings from Amsterdam,
Antoinette aka Beauxknits