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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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Mica Tam

from Nelkin Designs
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, work in the round, follow a basic pattern

Pattern Description:

Designed to coordinate with my Mica Mitts, Mica Tam combines the twisted rib stitch with a beaded variation of feather and fan. The tam is worked from the brim to the top and is designed with just the right amount of "slouch"! The pattern includes links to video tutorials for working with beads!


30 sts x 36 rnds= 4 inches in pattern st, blocked on larger ndls

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit average size adult head, approx. 21 inches around stretched x 8.25 inches deep


  • 200 yards of fingering weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • One set US Size 3 [3.25 mm] double pointed ndls OR 16 inch circular ndl
  • One set US Size 4 [3.5 mm] double pointed ndls AND 24 inch circular ndl
  • 1 stitch marker
  • 266 Size 6 glass seed beads [approx. 25 grams]
  • 1mm crochet hook or Super Floss
  • Tapestry Needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula, Squishy