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The Shorty Tam

from Practical knits for the everyday knitter
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • work with dpn's

Pattern Description:

Sock yarn

Tired of making socks yet have a ton of sock yarn stash?
This tam would be an ideal way to use up all of that sock yarn.
Shorty Tam is intended to be worn far back on the head--an excellent hat for those with short hair or those who don't like the look of traditional hats. Wearable year-round.

Pictures shown in Cascade Heritage Paints and Crown Mountain Farms Aris sock yarn


5.5 sts = 1" (22 sts = 10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits all (21 - 23" head circumference)


  • 400 yds of fingering sock yarn
  • US 4 16-inch circular needles and dpn's