Free Patterns

Red Seamless Tam 



I do like tams as they are shaped like berets but with less fullness at the widest point. I have a feeling that Rib pattern is pretty natural for reaching just right shape, but at the same time, it was not supposed to be too “ribby” for shape purpose, so instead of KxP rib I worked KxGarter rib to avoid some unnecessary elasticity. Nice feature about this design is that it could be worn in at least 3 different styles.
 Note: this pattern is quite simple, especially for those knitters who are familiar with working in the round. For this reason and because this is a freebie, customer support is not provided. Although, friendly pointing me to any mistake or typo found, is welcome and will be greatly appreciated. 
Pattern is not a subject of reproduction. However, samples could be reproduced as many times as you wish!

Size. One size: fits 21”- 26” head circumference
Depth: 8”

Materials
Yarn. Knit Picks Capra DK, 85% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 140 yards.
Needles. US #5 40” circular needle
One set of 5 US #5 dpn 
Instruction
CO 96 sts.
Rnd 1. Knit
Rnd 2. *K3, P3*
Rep Rnds 1-2 6 more times.
Inc Rnd. *K1, m1, K1, m1, K4*. 128 sts
Next Rnd: *K5, P3*
Rnd 1. Knit
Rnd 2. *K5, P3*
Rep Rnds 1-2 7 more times or until desired depth is reached.
Dec Rnd 1. *K5, sssk*. 96 sts rem
Next Rnd: *K5, P1*.
Rnd 1. Knit.
Rnd 2. *K5, P1*.
Rep Rnds 1-2 4 more times.
Dec Rnd 2. *SSK, K1, k2tog, K1*. 64 sts rem
Next Rnd: *K3, P1*.
Rnd 1. Knit.
Rnd 2. *K3, P1*.
Rep Rnds 1-2 2 more times.
Dec Rnd 3. *SSSK, K1*. 32 sts rem
Next Rnd: *K1, P1*.
Rnd 1. Knit.
Rnd 2. *K1, P1*.
Tie all rem sts together and secure the thread. Weave the yarn ends, block hat if desired.
Abbreviations:
beg (begin/beginning)
bet (between)
CO (cast on)
cont (continue)
dec (decrease)
dpn (double pointed needles)
inc (increase)
k (knit)
k2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
p (purl)
pat (pattern)
p2tog (purl 2 stitches together)
psso (pass slipped stitch over)
p-wise (purlwise)
rem (remain/remaining)
rep (repeat/repeats)
Rnd (round)
RS (right side)
sl (slip)
ssk (slip, slip, knit these 2 stitches together—1 stitch decreased)
sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit these 3 stitches together—2 stitch decreased)
st/sts (stitch/stitches)
tog (together)
WS (wrong side)



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