The Bestival Tam is funky, twisty, colourful and textured. Perfect for the cooler evenings of the summer festivals. Crocheted in varying weights of yarn and colours it is a great way to use up some of those oddments you just cannot bear to throw away. Worked in the round without seams and completely reversible, so you get two different looks for the price of one. Crocheted in the round so no seaming. The Tam is started by making the centre motif and continuing in increasing circles to the outer edge, decreases are then made to shape the piece and finally the brim is worked to the desired fit. This pattern is recommended for the confident beginner, who would like to try something a little more ambitious but a still relatively small project. It would be helpful to familiarise yourself with the FPHDC stitch before beginning. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single Crochet Double Crochet Half Double Crochet Front Post Half Double Crochet Chain Slip Stitch GAUGE Gauge not critical...sizing can be easily adjusted to fit. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 11 inches/28 cms approx across top of Tam. 1.5 inches/3.75 cms approx width of rim. Diameter of top approx 33 inches/84 cms. Diameter of headband approx 19 to 23 inches/48.5 cms to 58 cms from unstretched to stretched but easily adjustable.