Pattern suggestion: Tobermory Tam

Posting date: 24 October 2021

The Tobermory Tam pattern was designed by Mairi McKissock especially for our Bio Shetland promotion.  The pattern is exclusive to Creative Yarns until the end of the promotion, and it is available for free with the purchase of yarn for the project.  The sample hats will be in the store this week for you to look at in detail.

A Scottish tam, like the French beret, is a style of hat with a flat top and extra width at the sides, so it can be styled in different ways.  It is particularly easy to wear, and suits most face shapes.  If you think you don’t look good in hats, try a tam!

You can make this hat using either two or four colours.  The 2-colour version uses less than 25g each of two contrasting colours of BC Garn Bio Shetland yarn.  The 4-colour version uses the same amount of one main colour, and even smaller amounts of three complementary colours. This yarn is just lovely for doing stranded colourwork.  You don’t even need to worry about having a ton of ends to sew in.  Just carry the unused yarns up on the wrong side of the work.  The ‘sticky’ characteristic of woolen-spun yarns means that the colour changes will stay neat and tidy without having to break strands and sew in ends.

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