Swirly, Twirly Tam

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Swirly, Twirly Tam Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to inc/dec
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Saucy, sophisticated while being soft and cuddly, this tam will get you rave reviews.

The gorgeous self-striping of this wool/silk blend are shown to perfection in this soft tam that starts in the center and works it's way to the ribbed hem. This is a great project that is sophisticated yet easy (and quick) to knit since you're using #8 needles.

I have included directions for making a tam from a baby to adult if you'd like to adjust this tam and make one for everyone in the family!


17 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" diameter at outside; sized to fit an adult head. I have included directions for making a tam from a baby to adult if you'd like to adjust this tam.


  • approx 100 yards worsted weight (sample used one skein of Poems Silk)
  • US # 8 dpns
  • US #8 circs (16")
  • stitch markers to separate sections

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on craftsy.com

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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