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Theresa Schabes on craftsy.com
Milwaukee suburbs

Like many of you, I am a mom, a wife, an employee, a community volunteer and a knitter, although not necessarily in that order.

Back in the mid-2000’s I started publishing my designs in magazines ...

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Bonny Garter Tam

from Woolly-Wits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bonny Garter Tam
Bonny Garter Tam
Bonny Garter Tam
Bonny Garter Tam
Bonny Garter Tam

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, knit front & back increase, knit 2 together decrease, sew seam (mattress stitch preferred), make pompom (optional)

Pattern Description:

This classic tam is designed for beginning knitters - all garter stitch (no purls!), worked flat, with easy increases and decreases. But it is stylish enough to make it a great quick project for more experienced knitter. Finish it with your choice of top - plain, tab top or pompom.


18 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10 cm in garter stitch on larger needle
Matching row gauge not crucial for this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference of band: 18"/ 46 cm (stretches to 24"/ 61 cm), Diameter: 10"/ 24 cm, Length: 81/2"/ 21.5 cm


  • Worsted weight yarn, approx. 140 yds/128 m, not including optional pompom

You Will Also Need:

  • US #8/5 mm and US #4/3.5 mm needles, or size to match gauge, US #8/5 mm double point or circular needles for optional tab top, Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, Zealana Air and Malabrigo Worsted