Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tam O'Shanter

A "tam o'shanter" is a Scottish-style hat, traditionally worn by men. As an example:

But I crocheted a little tam o'shanter (which, by the by, was named for a character in a Robert Burns poem), and I think it would look great on any girl.  Here I am, modelling it:

It was a quick and easy project.  Again, as usual, no pattern, because I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-girl when it comes to crochet.   But making a beret is extremely easy: beginning at the crown, single crochet around and around, adding stitches to increase and maintain the work flat - you don't want a peaked crown.  Then, when you've reached the circumference you want, start decreasing stitches until you reach the hat's opening.  When it will fit your head nicely, stop.  I changed yarn on the underside, going from solid brown to a nice blue/brown variegate.  Then I thought I would make a scarf to match.  It's nice and warm, and I think it will make a great Christmas gift for someone this year.

Do you think you'll make a few gifts this year?  Happy crocheting!



P.S.  Partying HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Your tam is fabulous! Beautifully done! I especially love the pompom on the back.

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