Monday, January 26, 2009

Twisting Square Tam

This was made for my Mad for Purples/Blues/Greens friend and the pink was just an interloper.
The tam or beret was knit from the point down and I gathered (a nice word for scrounged) every bit of the favored colored yarns and had just enough to make this rich in texture as well as color.
To make the square spiral, divide the stitches evenly and K1P1 in the last stitch on each needle at the end of every row.
OK there is a bit more pink than necessary here, but the yarn did that, I couldn't help it.

The inside, before I cut the ball off, so I could make sure it fit nicely. This is the part that comes closest to the face, so it must be pretty too. The rounds are alternating smooth stockinette and reverse, with a few rounds of garter tossed in for variety. This makes it very stretchy and roomy for longer hair types. Mostly all wools, superwash, and merino silk blend for the tip top and ribbing. Nothing itchy here.
I love all colors close together but analogous colors make for a more sophisticated scheme.


  1. Sooooo pretty! LOVE those colors!

  2. Great colours and clever technique! For advanced knitters, I guess.

  3. Liz in IN6:42 AM

    Fabulous! I LOVE the colours, and think the pink adds 'light' to the mix. Fortunate friend.

    I wouldn't call this advanced knitting, Eva. Imaginative, creative, adventurous, confident knitting maybe. After all, what's the worst that can happen? You pull it all out again. :)

    Okay, now I'm inspired to make yet another beret...thinking outside the, um, circle this time (I was going to say box, but...y'know)!

    Thanks for yet more inspiration, Melody!

  4. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Melody, are you using a set of 4 needles or a set of 5?

  5. I used five needles just for the crown, and then switched to a very long #3 circular after the increases were over. I prefer knitting in the round on one circular needle.

  6. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Thanks very much for the info Melody. I think that is what I'll do too. I won't knit those stylish patterns like yours, but will knit the first hat you made. Got the pattern printed.
    Thanks again!

  7. Another fabulous hat. Keep it up.


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