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Angora Tam
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Angora Merino
Pattern Number: L0307 Sweet and soft, this tam fits a variety of sizes and requires just one ball of LB Collection Angora Merino. It's a wonderful quick project for the season and makes a great gift for the holidays.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference (around band) 21 in. (53.5 cm) Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

491-108 LB Collection Angora Merino Yarn: Blue Bonnet

Light blue violet


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.00

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
7 pattern reps = 4 in. (10 cm) Note: One pattern rep consists of 1 hdc and 1 ch-1 sp. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Ribbed Band is worked first, as a long strip.

The ends of the Band are sl stitched together to form a ring.


2.

The sides and crown (top) of the Tam are worked in continuous rnds from the Band upwards.

Do not join rnds and do not turn.

The first rnd of the Tam is worked into the ends of rows across one long side edge of the Band.
3.

Tam is shaped by first increasing and then decreasing sts.


INSTRUCTIONS



TAM
Band
Ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 8 sc at the end of this row.
Rows 2-72: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each st across.
Hold first and last row together, with sts aligned.
Joining Row: Ch 1, turn, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each st across.

Do not fasten off.



Sides and Crown
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), working in ends of rows along one long side of Band, sk first 2 rows, *hdc in next row, ch 1, sk next row; rep from * around - 36 pattern reps (1 hdc + 1 ch-sp = 1 pattern rep) at the end of this rnd.

Place marker in last ch-1 sp to indicate end of rnd.

Move marker up as work progresses.
Rnd 2: (Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp (beginning ch-sp of previous rnd), ch 1, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, *(hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1 (increase made), (hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times; rep from * around - 45 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 3: *Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around.
Rnd 4: *(Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times; rep from * around - 54 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 6: *(Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times; rep from * around - 63 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 8: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, sk next ch-1 sp (decrease made); rep from * around - 54 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 10: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 45 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 12: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 36 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 14: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 27 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 15: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 16: *(Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 2 times, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 18 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 3.
Rnd 18: *Hdc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp; rep from * around - 9 pattern reps at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
CC = contrasting color
MC = main color
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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