Basic Worsted Tam for the Family by Marci Richardson

Basic Worsted Tam for the Family

June 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
46 - 170 yards (42 - 155 m)
Child 1-2 yr thru to Adult XL
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The tam traditionally was meant to sit on the head above the ears. Living here in New England, most of us would not find that practical! These tams are designed with a little extra length in the body portion to allow the tam to fit down over the ears while still keeping the tam shape. If you wish to wear your tam more traditionally above the ears, make the body portion of the tam 1” to 1 ½” shorter. Pattern is also written with 3 decorative top decrease options. Enjoy!

SIZES: Child 1-2 (Child 2-4, Child 4-6, Child 6-10/Adult XSm, Adult Sm, Adult Med, Adult Lg, Adult XL)

FINISHED CIRCUMFERENCE: 16 (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)”

MATERIALS NEEDED: 46 (60, 92, 102, 116, 126, 155, 170) yds worsted weight yarn, 6 ring markers (one of them to mark the beginning of the rnd), US #6 (4mm) 16” circular needle, US#7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle or size to obtain gauge (use 12” lengths circulars or double pointed needles if doing the first 2 sizes), one set US#7 dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.