Flowers and butterflies tam – free pattern

CIMG2063_mediumThis pretty tam has a stranded colourwork pattern of flowers and butterflies, and a scalloped picot hem.

You’ll need:

  • 1 skein (approx 150m) each of 2 colours fingering weight yarn
  • 3mm circular or double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle for finishing

Gauge – 19 sts/24 rows to 10cm

Fits large woman’s head (can be resized by knitting at smaller or larger gauge)

Using background colour, cast on 112 stitches, join to knit in the round, and knit in stockinette for 8 rounds.

On round 9, (k2tog, yo) around.

Knit in stockinette a further 8 rounds.

flowerhatJoin background colour, and work the chart as shown, 8 times each round. White squares on the chart indicate no stitch.

v=knit front and back increase

/=right-leaning decrease e.g. k2tog

\=left leaning decrease such as sl1 k1 psso

When you have completed the chart, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches and draw closed, fastening securely on the inside of the hat.

Fold in the hem and stitch into place using a whipstitch or hemstitch.

If required, block over a 10″ dinner plate.

6 thoughts on “Flowers and butterflies tam – free pattern

  1. I need to break into stranded colorwork. This looks like a great project to start with because I love the motifs you used. Thanks for posting! ;-)

  2. I love this! The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous and that edge is so sweet. The perfect spring hat! Thanks for sharing, I’ll be linking.

  3. I love this! The flowers and butterflies are gorgeous and that edge is so sweet. The perfect spring hat! Many thanks for sharing, I’ll be linking.

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