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.