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Wild Oats

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This is the third tam in the Weeds collection. The pattern features a design based upon the delicate waving seeds of the wild oat plant. Tall slender stems hold up a wealth of bird food in tiny nodding heads. Each one begins as a single long oval and then, as they ripen and open out, becomes three or more tightly wrapped seeds, each with a long hair at the tip. Instructions are given for four sizes, small, medium narrow, medium wide, or large. The narrow and wide sizes refer to how full the tam part of the hat is. Being a tam, this hat 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. Sample shown in 235 Grouse and 998 Autumn; small requires 1 ball of each, medium and large 2 balls of each.

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].

Other patterns in this collection: Shepherd's Purse, Teasel, Poppy.
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