After a couple weeks of hard work, I’ve just debuted my new pattern – the Mini Mandala Slouchy Tam Crochet Pattern available now in my Etsy Shop.
With instructions for three different styles, this versatile and fashionable tam is a perfect Easy level project for learning new skills while creating something exceptionally un-boring! Learn to work circular netted lace and post stitches with this functional hat that tames your locks and keeps damp hair from freezing in the wintertime. Crochet the rounds following the instructions for color-changing to create a colorful mandala, or use a self-striping yarn to create the illusion of color change without the extra work.
Pattern includes 3 different sizes, all with sized to fit an adult head with a brim of about 23”. Includes a photo-tutorial for front post double crochet and back post double crochet!
Inspired by the original netted hat I designed three years ago, this one comes out chunkier, slouchier, and easier than either the original or the other spin-off, the Filigree Lace Cap. The post stitches on the brim create more elasticity, and the largest size allows you to stuff quite a lot of hair up there.
Speaking of a lot of hair, I had a great time photo shooting for this piece with Kendra Strebig, a talented 2-D and Installation artist (check out her website), and Joe Savarino. Chaston even makes an appearence!