06 December, 2010
I knit much of the eighty-seventh and eighty-eighth skeins into this tam-o-shanter. The pattern is A Classic Mohair Tam, in the book Homespun Handknit.
After sewing in the ends, I soaked the hat and put a dinner plate inside to block it. That's how it looked, below. I'd never made a tam before, and while the wool dried I was in suspense. The result was a total change, from amorphous blob to tam.