October 27, 2004


Does this look like a tam to you?


If that’s not obvious enough, let me make the problem perfectly clear:


This is not the shape it’s supposed to be, in my view. I am perplexed. I think I followed the pattern correctly, so I’m going to take this elf-hat down to the SnB tonight to get advice from the wise and knowing knitters there. I will make this tam work!

UPDATE: Dani, it’s true the tam looks like a Hershey’s Kiss — but I know better, because I know what a true Hershey’s Kiss hat looks like:


Don’t ask.

Posted by Aven at October 27, 2004 02:22 PM

mmm….looks a little more like a Hershey kiss then a tam. But I love the colour! :)

Posted by: Dani at October 27, 2004 04:02 PM

Have you tried blocking it yet? I’ve seen people place a dinner plate inside to obtain the correct shape.

Posted by: Toni at October 27, 2004 04:45 PM

Ok I have o idea if this makes any sense but it looks like you knitted too many rows in your decreases. Did you do something like dec row, knit row, how about if you only did a few decrease rows in the end!?

Does that make any sense? ;) The color of the tam is beautiful and it sure went quickly as a project. :)

Posted by: ~Jo~ at October 27, 2004 04:58 PM

what pattern did you use? i’ve been looking for a plain tam pattern for ages, but i keep coming across fair isle and aran patterns non-stop.

lovely, btw!

Posted by: alice at October 28, 2004 12:16 AM

I made the same pattern and my tam also peaked but not so much. Mine blocked down pretty well. The problem is that the book does not use row gauge. Suggest using the concentric circle decreases and check frequently for peaking, using fewer rows between decrease rds. Jennifer

Posted by: Jennifer at October 28, 2004 09:51 AM

You know, that tam would be perfect for a baby Conehead. :) Or someone with a single-spike mohawk.

Posted by: Cathy at October 28, 2004 10:55 AM

oh good god…..at the next SnB I want an explaination into that HK hat

Posted by: Dani at October 28, 2004 03:20 PM