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Living in Maine, knitting seems like the best art form of all. The cold winters, cool summer nights, the wealth of fiber farms, and the beautiful landscape inspire me to the needles, to soft fibers, ...

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Tri-Corner Tam

from Rebecca Zicarelli Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Tri-Corner Tam
Tri-Corner Tam
Tri-Corner Tam
Tri-Corner Tam
Tri-Corner Tam
Tri-Corner Tam

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • stranded knitting
  • double knitting -- explained in pattern
  • felting

Pattern Description:

So many ways to wear this tam.

I wear mine like a golf cap; but you can put a point in front for drama, or over the ears for a brim that shades from the sun and rain.

Because it's felted, it's water-repellant.

Because it's unusual, it always attracts attention.


You determine the gauge needed for sizing the brim as you knit this hat from the center down.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sized to fit as you knit.


  • 150 yds. of a painted yarn that will felt for the foreground color; worsted weight recommended.
  • 150 yds. of a plain colored yarn that DOESN'T MATCH A COLOR IN THE PAINTED YARN that will felt; either the same or a lighter weight then the painted yarn.
  • 1 set of 4 double pointed needles that match the weight of the yarn; longer needles work best. I use 12" needles, but these are difficult to find now.
  • 16" circular needle, the same size as the double-pointed needles if your double points are less then 10" long.
  • Crochet hook the same size as the knitting needles.
  • One knitting needle three sizes larger then the double-pointed needles for the bind-off.
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle