Twisted Stitch Starfish Tam by Donna Druchunas
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Twisted Stitch Starfish Tam

Knitting
February 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A, twisted traveling stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Approx 18" (46cm) circumference at brim and
11" (28cm) diameter at widest point, blocked
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The columns of ribbing that separate the individual motifs on this tam remind me of the legs of a starfish. They are made out of twisted knit stitches that are worked straight up from the brim of the hat to the last few rounds of the crown shaping. Between these columns are charted patterns of Bavarian Twisted Traveling Stitch patterns that were originally designed to form the shaping for a knee sock. I decided these beautiful stitches and shaping would be just perfect for an stunning hat. I hope you agree!

This pattern is an accompanying design for my Craftsy class, Bavarian Twisted Stitches. Use this link to save 50% on the class.