Tobermory Tam

Creative Yarns, Inc

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A Scottish tam, like the French beret, is a style of hat with a flat top and extra width at the sides, so it can be styled in different ways.  It is particularly easy to wear, and suits most face shapes.  If you think you don’t look good in hats, try a tam!

This version uses traditional Scottish tam shaping and stitch patterns.  It is named for the small village of Tobermory, Ontario, where the designer was spending time when working on it.

Originally written for BC Garn Bio Shetland, it can be made with any woolen-spun, 2-ply jumper-weight yarn.  It uses two or four colours of yarn.

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Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 17 sts/10cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Size: Adult Medium (may be made smaller or larger by adjusting gauge)

Measurements: 46" (49") bust, 62" (65") wingspan, 21½" (24") length



  • stranded colourwork
  • corrugated ribbing (stranded k2, p2)
  • knitting in the round
  • s2kp2o central double decrease