This slouchy tam in three sizes (S/M/L) takes advantage of the combined assets in a luxury yarn blend—fine, bouncy wool provides body, warmth, and shape, while a silky fiber contributes lovely drape and sheen, with next-to-the-skin softness. The asymmetrical garter stitch brim can be folded up or worn down over one ear; the top is a swirl of pretty, easy to work patterns that make this project a great traveler and a beautiful gift.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup Fingering, Fleur de Fiber Aries Oceanus or Arden, Briar Rose Sea Pearl, Anzula Sebastian Seacell/Merino, Skeinny Dipping Half and Half Sport, A Verb for Keeping Warm Metamorphosis, Posh Yarn Sadie Sock, String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Selku, Skein Merino/Silk Sport, or any silky wool blend with approximately 100 yards per ounceFinished Size:
15(17.5, 20) inches around brim and 8.5(10, 12) inches in diameter to fit heads measuring up to 19(21.5, 24) inches aroundYarn requirements:
225(250, 300) yardsGauge:
26 sts and 56 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles (unwashed, unblocked)Needles:
size 2US (2.75 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular and DPNs for hat body (or two sizes larger than brim needle)