Holiday Lights Tam
The stitch pattern on this tam was inspired by the image of glowing lights I always associate with the winter holidays. Beads accent the yarn much as candles set out on windowsills accent the quiet dark of winter nights. The beaded bow stitch is relatively simple to work and elevates a basic tam to an elegant winter accessory. Skills required include knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing..
Sizing: Child (adult). Full circumference of hat at widest point is 20.5 (27.5)”; 52 (70) cm. Hat is shown in the adult size.
Gauge: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in st st on size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles
130 (175) yards sport weight yarn; sample shown uses Lorna’s Laces Honor (30% silk/70% alpaca, 275 m, 100g) in Patina.
Size 5 (3.75 mm) set of 5 double pointed (dpn)
Size 3 (3.25 mm) set of 5 dpn
216 (360) Size 6/0 seed beads
crewel or darning needle (used to string beads onto yarn)
stitch markers (6)
Need some help with the beaded bow stitch? You can find a tutorial by following this link.