As her big sister Spring Thaw mitts, the tam is worked in Broken seed stitch with alpaca and variegated yarn, and it just evokes plants which appear when the snow begins to thaw.
The tam shown here is knit with bright colors, but I want to show you it can be for women if you choose chic colors.
For the first prototype (finally woman L size), I combined a teal blue fingering yarn with a medium grey alpaca yarn.
The contrasting color in Broken seed stitch is “recessive” one and it could look less strong than the real color. But this blue radiates from the background because of the silk it contains.
The hat comes with 4 sizes (finally), for Baby-Toddler, Child, Woman M and Woman L. It calls for fingering to light sport weight (alpaca) yarn for the main color, and light fingering to fingering weight (variegated) yarn of the contrasting color, but you can just choose fingering-fingering yarn as long as you get the gauge. It’s worked in the round, but you can find an explanation of how to knit your swatch in the Broken seed stitch back and forth. And you can see if the colors you chose go together.
For further information, please go to the pattern page.
Finally, a big thank you for my awesome testknitters, you can admire their projects here!
The cowl will follow, get ready!