Ribbed Tam (crochet pattern)

I really love this hat!  It was inspired by a pattern I found on the blog, The Sunroom.  Her pattern is written in UK terminology, but you can find a link to the conversion in her post.  I based my pattern off of hers, and made some changes of my own to suit what I was looking for.

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Please do not copy and paste my pattern.  You may sell what you make, but please link back to this page on all listings.

Use worsted weight yarn and an I hook for a hat sized for a teen-adult.  If this is too small try using a J hook, and if it’s too large try using an H hook.  You can also take out rounds 10 and 11 for a smaller hat (good for young girls).  Ch 2 at the beginning of each round counts as one hdc.

st = stitch, ch = chain, hdc = half double crochet, fphdc = front post half double crochet

RND 1:  Ch 2, work 9 hdc into 2nd ch from hook.  Join to first hdc.

RND 2: Ch 2, fphdc around st directly below, *hdc in next st and also fphdc around st below*.  Continue from * to * around.  End the round with fphdc and join to top of ch 2 from the beginning of the round.  20 sts total {10 hdc, 10 fphdc}.

RND 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st and also fphdc around st below, *hdc in next 2 sts and also fphdc around st directly below your 2nd hdc*.  Continue from * to * around.  End the round with fphdc and join to top of ch 2 from the beginning of the round.  30 sts

RND 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts and also fphdc around the st directly below your 2nd hdc, *hdc in next 3 sts and also fphdc around st directly below your 3rd hdc*.  Continue from * to * around.  End the round with fphdc and join to top of ch 2 from the beginning of the round.  40 sts

RND 5-10:  Continue this pattern, increasing the number of hdc’s between fphdc’s by 1 every round.  You’re adding 10 sts every round you complete.  At the end of round 10, you should have 110 sts.  

RND 11: (begin decrease) Ch 2, hdc in first st and next 7 sts, *hdc decrease over next 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts*.  continue from * to * around.  End with hdc decrease and join to the beginning of the round.

RND 12: Ch 2, hdc in first st and next 6 sts, *hdc decrease over next 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts*.  Continue from * to * around.  End with hdc decrease and join to beginning of the round.

RND 13-16: Continue the decreasing pattern for these rows, by decreasing the number of sts between your “hdc decreases” by 1 st.  Round 16, you will have 4 hdc’s between your decreases.

RND 17 and 18: Ch 2, hdc in each st around.

RND 19: Ch 2, sc in each st around.  Finish off and weave in ends.

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About Renee K

I am a crafty, working, mom of three seeking to spread joy in all I make!

Posted on January 29, 2012, in Patterns and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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