Valley Yarns 40th Anniversary 07 Centuria Tam
The Centuria Tam is a stunning lace tam that is knit from the crown-down using Valley Yarns Huntington held double. This hat is designed by Franklin Habit, accomplished knitting designer and historian of the fiber arts. The story of the inspiration of his design is a fascinating one:
“When WEBS asked me to celebrate their anniversary with a pattern, I decided (as I often do) to look to knitting history for inspiration. What is an anniversary, after all, if not a time to think over the past?
In 1874, exactly a century before WEBS opened its doors, the legendary American magazine Godey's Lady's Book tempted subscribers with an octagonal counterpane that mixed texture and lace to very striking effect.
I wasn't in the mood for a counterpane, but I did think something of the kind would look well as the top of a perky little tam. Here it is– perfect for keeping off the autumn chill or for flinging into the air in a celebratory fashion.”
Finished Measurements: 11" across top after blocking
fits head sizes 20"–23" (adult small to medium)
Yarn Requirements: 1 sk Valley Yarns Huntington (75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon, 50g/218yds) in color #10 Natural
Needle(s): 2 US size 4 (3.50 mm) 24” circular needles
Gauge: 5 sts and 8 rnds = 1" in St st, worked in the round with 2 strands of yarn held together
Learn more about Franklin Habit and his design on our blog!
PDF updated 5/7/14. View errata details here.
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- Comfy banding
- Gorgeous lace
- Understated elegance
Comments about I wasn't in the mood for a counterpane, but I did think something of the kind would look well as the top of a perky little tam. Here it is– perfect 40th Anniversary 07 Centuria Tam:
Starting a hat with a pinhole cast on is not the easiest thing in the world but once you have it done, it looks amazing. I can tell you that while you are working the pattern, that hat looks like a hot mess - all lace does before it's blocked. Just keep working and trust the pattern. You are doing it right and it will be gorgeous, just as soon as you give it a nice soak and block it out. I will admit, I don't truly understand the reasoning behind the banding but I love the final product so I can only assume that Franklin Habit is a million times more clever than me because it's perfect.
- Was this a gift?: