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Grandma on the Mountain
28Pansy Rd Stormville NY 12582
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Tam-O-Shanter for Saint Patrick’s Day
This is an easy tam pattern and can be made up quickly in 2 sizes.
I made this on up in Kelly green with a white pom-pom on the top. Fun to make,and fun to wear.
Materials you will need:
k2 tog = knit 2 stitches from left hand needle as 1 on right hand needle Inc 1 = knit in back of stitch on left hand needle, then in front of same stitch creating 2 stitches on right hand needle. Thus increasing 1stitch.Cast on 66 sts, 22 on each of 3 needles.
TIP: Leave a small tail of yarn after casting on. This will serve as a reminder of the end of one row and the beginning of another.
Begin by working in k1, p1 this is the ribbing and serves as the hatband.
Continue working around till work measures 1 inch ending at the tail.
Row 1 of hat: knit 1 round
Row 2: k1, inc1 st in next st repeat around, there will be 33 sts on each needle for a total of 99
Row 3: knit around and continue on these 99 sts til work measures 7 inches.
Row 1: k9, k2 tog
Row 2: knit around
Row 3: k8, k2 tog
Row 4: And every other row knit around
Row 5: k7, k2 tog
Row7: k6, k2 tog
Row9: k5, k2 tog
Row11: k4, k2 tog
Row13: k3, k2 tog
Row15: k2, k2 tog
Row17: k2, k2 tog
Row 19: k2 tog
Draw yarn through remaining stitches and tie off.
To make pom-pom, using contrasting color yarn, wrap yarn around a 3-inch piece of cardboard (a heavy business card will do) approx. 25 times. Slide yarn off tie in middle and cut looped ends. Attach to hat.
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