Yellow Knitted Tam / by Melody

It's funny how ideas evolve over time. I first wanted to make something like this hat when I watched Hugo, and then again when I watched Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. In Hugo, Emily Mortimer played a flower shop girl and she had the cutest knitted beret - not too floppy, with just enough puff to be a beret. Chloe Grace Moretz also had an adorable beret that she wore throughout most of the film. In Salmon Fishing, Emily Blunt wore a lovely slouchy gray beret in one scene. I tried recreating the gray one, but ended up with more of a beanie instead. I was still happy with the results, though, and so the Greystone Hat was born.
yellow knitted tam
Then I decided to make a tam for real, and the results turned out more like the Hugo hat. I love it! I soaked it in cold water and stretched it over a dinner plate to give it a bit more give. I might do it again, just to stretch it out a little more.

yellow knitted tam
This photo shows my little pallet backdrop a bit more. I love it!

Anyway -you can download the pattern for $5.00 now or view details on the Ravelry page.

Update, Feb. 22, 2016: I was such a baby! Love this little beret though. Still a favorite! Berets and tams are a great way to transition into spring style, when it's still a little chilly outside and the wind is damp. Give this upcoming old-to-new trend a try!