Knit Tam, c.1918, picture and instructions
Knitted Tam, c.1918 from ColumbiaYarns
Columbia Scotch Sweater Yarn, 2 balls Color, 1 ball White; Columbia Bone orCelluloid Knitting Needles size 5; Columbia Bone or Celluloid Crochet Hook size 3.
Crown: Cast on 3 sts, turn, work back and front of each st, turn; k plain,turn; k back and front of each st, turn and k plain.
Row 5: * K 1, k back and front of next st and repeat from * .
Row 6: K plain.
Row 7: * K 2, k back and front of third st and repeat from * .
Row 8: K plain.
Continue the plain and increasing rows with 1 more st between in creasings each rib until there are 30 sts between increases.
Follow with 12 even ribs.
Row 47: * K 2, k 2 sts together and repeat from * .
Row 48: K plain.
Rows 49 and 50: Repeat rows 47 and 48 and then bind off.
Band: Using double yarn cast on 20 sts and k until band is long enough tostretch to 22 inches. Sew to crown.
Cord: Using crochet hook and white yarn ch 6 sts, 1 d c in first ch andcontinue to work around with 1 d c in each st until cord is 1-1/4 yards long, finish withtassels and trim as illustrated.
---from Columbia Yarns, n.d., pg. 121.
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