Robin Hunter

for Robin Hunter Designs   2009

The Scottish Tam

"This hat was inspired by the fabric tams typically worn by Scottish men with their kilts," says Hunter. Typically for her (with her boundless interest in colour and shape) she has reinterpreted it with new confidence and dash. She saw the possibilities of a yarn with a long colour repeat, and uses that in counterpoint-- with a long garter strip forming the brim, and then stitches picked up along its perimeter, giving lots of perpendicular colour and texture interest. Note that the yarn is knitted at a much tighter gauge then usually recommended, for extra body and structure.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • partly circular
  • 4 sizes, finished circumference 21" - 24"; see data page
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (letter size)
  • beginner
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
    • 18.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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