As soon as I saw this tam in the new Twist Collective, I knew I wanted to make it as a gift for my super-generous boss, Lauren.
I decided to go with the yarn used in the pattern because it’s a good quality, a good blend, and hey, the price is right. Although the yarn is a tad splitty, it was nice to work with. The finished hat is super soft.
My only concern with this hat is that it came out kind of small before blocking. As far as I know, I got gauge. I had to stretch it to force it over a plate to block and now it fits my daughter Esmie. The pattern states adult one size fits most; circumference at brim 18″; diameter across wheel 9.5″ after blocking. When I make adult hats I usually use 20-21″ circumference around brim.
Since my boss is not huge like me, I’m sure it will fit her just fine. It fits me like a skully when I put it on. HA!
The pattern is very straight-forward and easy to follow. The hat was a very quick and easy knit. Yea, you are all saying, “she always says that,” but really, it is! :o)
- Source: Twist Collective, Fall 2009
- Size: One-size fits most (?)
- Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere
- Colors: Parchment (MC) (.82 skeins, 90 yds); Cashmere Blue (.46 skeins, 50 yds); Tapestry Blue (.22 skeins, 24 yds)
- Needles: US 2 and US 3 16″ Hiya Hiya Interchangeables
- Gauge: as pattern
- Cost: approx. 1.5 skeins of yarn used * $13.13
- Started: August 30, 2009
- Finished: September 1, 2009
- Mods: none