Yarn: Patons SWS – which seems to be discontinued?
How much: 2 skeins
Color: Natural Plum – which I cannot seem to find a link to
Content: 70% Wool / 30% Soy
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry
Needles: US 3 / 3.25 – for the ribbing. US 6 / 4mm – for the body.
Pattern: Gracious Tam
Modifications: Used a heavier weight yarn. I skipped a couple of the rows towards the end due to running out of yarn. I used a much smaller needle for the ribbing because the one I made for myself was a little too loose on the ribbing, love how it turned out on the 3s.
I like how the thicker yarn makes the hat a little bigger and gives it more of a Tam feeling. Let’s just say that Echo is really lucky that I love her, because I so want to keep this hat. Especially now that I know the yarn is going to be difficult, if not impossible to find now. :) I am sure she enjoyed her Christmas present though. I am going to find a bulky-ish yarn to make myself one!
From the side, ignore my tired look.
Another side view, I love the colors in this yarn.
I wish I would have had a larger plate to block the hat out on.
I wanted to make the hat nice and big, so I literally used as much yarn as I could. This was all I had left after I was done.