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Teleidoscope Tam

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Yarn: Fingering weight in two colors, approximately 150 yds./138 m of the main color and 120 yds./110 m of the contrast color
Sample shown in Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (70% superwash merino/30% nylon; 396 yds./362 m per 3.5 oz./100 g skein) in Prism and Knit Picks Palette (100% wool; 231 yds./211 m per 1.76 oz./50 g skein) in Black

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge, and US 0 (2.0 mm), or two sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in stranded colorwork pattern on larger needles

Size: To fit an average woman's head; tam measures approximately 10 in./25.5 cm across the top after blocking

This stranded colorwork tam is a great first project for a beginner in stranded colorwork. Only two colors of yarn are used for the hat, but using a color-changing yarn with long color repeats gives the illusion of a greater level of complexity than there actually is.

To knit this project, you will need to know how to cast on, knit and purl, read and work from a colorwork chart, do basic increases and decreases (m1, k2tog, ssk, sk2po), and work I-cord.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
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