Vera Hat & Mittens
This inspired this tam and mitten set which draws on the knitted hats of the 1910s and 20s. I was trying to name the set when I saw some publicity stills for the adaptation of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth, one of which features a knitted tam. As one of my amazing hat wearing family was called Vera too, there was only one choice as a title for this pattern.
To fit average woman’s head (55cm circumference) and hands (20cm).
25 sts and 31 rows to 10cm using st st on 3.5mm needles.
150g DK yarn (approx 110m/50g). Sample uses 1 150g ball Regia Highland Tweed Berry (375m/150g).
Note: separately hat requires 90g, and mittens 60g.
3.5mm straight, circular needles and double pointed needles.
Vintage button or brooch.