Poppy is the fourth design in the Weeds Collection of tams.
This pattern features a design based upon the buds and seed capsules of the common field poppy. Seen in meadows and on wastelands all over the UK during the summer, these beautifully simple flowers glow a rich red amongst the ripening grasses, but although it is the flowers that we look for and remember, the buds and seed capsules are beautiful in their own right. Instructions are given for three sizes, to fit small, medium, or large. Beads represent the poppy seeds and are an optional extra detail. The hat, being a tam, is roomy and warm.
Suggested yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift; 4ply; 100% wool; 105 m/ 115 yds per 25 g / 0.88 oz ball:
1 or 2 balls of each colour, depending upon size. The sample shown used 286 Moorgrass and 261 Paprika
Small, medium narrow, medium wide, large, to fit head circumferences 54 cm (58 cm, 58 cm, 62 cm) / approx. 21 ¼” (23”, 23”, 24 ½”) at the brim. Finished sizes at the brim, unstretched, 45 cm (49 cm, 49 cm, 52 cm) / approx. 17 ¾” (19 ¼”, 19 ¼”, 20 ½”).
Needles: circular needles or DPNs, sizes 2.75 mm [UK/Can size 12, US size 2] and 3.25 mm [UK/Can size 10, US size 3].
Crochet hook size 1 mm [UK size 4, US size 10] or beading needle (optional).