Getting Cozy with Cashmere Tam

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Getting Cozy with Cashmere Tam Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • ability to read color-work chart
  • ability to knit with two colors at a time

Pattern Description:

I lead a weekend workshop focusing on cashmere: how to knit with it, how to embellish it and how to get all the bang for your buck out of it! It was a wonderful group of ladies who want to come back and do it again next year.

As a thank you to them, I designed this tam, using the gorgeous colors of SpringGate Farm's cashmere (Jane hosted our workshop). This tam gets lots of rave reviews when I wear it!

You could certainly do this tam in wool if your budget precludes cashmere ... but you'll lose the halo-like glow, the buttery softness, and the amazing warmth of cashmere.


7sts x 9 rnds = 1" stockinette (done in the round) in colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • fit an average adult head: rib circumference = 14" (relaxed rib); tam circumference at outer edge of crown= 33"; radius of tam = 5-1/4" (center to edge)


  • CC1, CC2, and CC3: heavy fingering weight cashmere or wool -- approx 30 yds of each
  • MC: heavy fingering weight cashmere or wool -- approx 165 yds
  • US #2 dpns
  • US #2 circs (16")

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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