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Crochet, project #129. Date completed: 6/1/2007
I found the extra large P hook makes a very pleasing, almost spongy texture with the cotton yarn. Snood looks cute with bangs showing.
Pattern: Based on information from two sources.
- Modified from “Rasta Tam” instructions found online at knottygeneration
- Twin stitch instructions from the Solid DC Skully pattern, designed by Sarah A.
Yarn: 122 yards worsted weight cotton yarn. 1 ball Elmore-Pisgah brand Peaches & Crème (solid colors), 2.5 oz/71.5 g, 122 yds/112 m. Color: Chocolate
You also need a finished, continuous circle elastic headband, 1/4-inch wide. I used one from scunci.
Hook: P (11.5 mm) crochet hook. Gauge is not important.
Finished size: One size fits most – this is a big, loosely crocheted tam that is worked in the round from top down, in one piece.
Chain 3, sl st to 1st ch to form circle, then ch 2 (turning ch counted as 1 st)
1. 11 DC around circle (12 DC). Join round with slip st to top of turning ch.
2. Ch 3, DC in same stitch. Work 2 dc in each st (24 DC). Join round.
3. Ch 3, DC in same stitch. Work 2 dc in each st (48 DC). Join round.
Start increasing 6 sts per round:
4. Ch 3, DC in same stitch. *DC in each of next 7 DC, 2 DC in next DC;
repeat from * around (54 DC). Join round.
5. Ch 3, DC in same stitch. *DC in each of next 8 DC, 2 DC in next DC;
repeat from * around (60 DC). Join round. 11 inches across.
6. Ch 3, DC in same stitch. *DC in each of next 9 DC, 2 DC in next DC;
repeat from * around (66 DC). Join round.
7 -8. Work 2 rounds in Twin Stitch:
Ch 3, skip 1 DC *(2 DC in the next 2 DC, skip 2 DC); repeat from * around.
End with 2 DC in 1 DC, 1 DC in last st.
This last cluster is completed by the ch 3 at the start of round.
Join with slip stitch in top of first DC. Repeat.
9. Ch 1, sc in each DC around.
10-11. Next 2 rounds: ch 1, sc in each sc around.
12. Next round: Working over the elastic headband, ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around.
Finishing: Fasten off and weave in ends.
Blocking: Mist with water to wet the piece, and block into shape. Let piece dry flat on a towel.