Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Pattern: Tiara Tam

A design made for a princess and a yarn that’s fit for a queen- what more could a woman want? This tam/beret design incorporates simple cables and eyelets to mimic a tiara around the brim and 8 diamonds around the crown and is worked in a luxurious yarn that is suitable for any occasion or season.

Check out the Ravelry Pattern Page to get it for Free Through November 7th, 2013 11:59pm GMT. 


1 US #2/2.75mm 16” circular needles
1 US #3/3.25mm 16” circular needles
1 set US #3/3.25mm double pointed needles

-   Tapestry needle
-   1 stitch marker

Handmaiden Fine Yarn Swiss Mountain Cashmere and Silk [65% cashmere, 35% silk; 196yd/180m per 50g skein] 1 skein; color: Vermillion

32 sts/34 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 3’s

With piece laying flat after blocking. It stretches about 1.5” with blocking:
Width across the crown: 10.5 (12.5)”
Width across brim opening: 4.5”

Fits an adult head. The Brim is stretchy. 
Skills in this pattern above and beyond the basics (instructions included): 
Cabling without a cable needle (twisting stitches)
Central Double Decreases