Tam with Rose Free Pattern
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4 oz. yarn; pattern doesn't specify yarn weight but General Instructions at the beginning of the book say that "perle mercerized crochet cotton, in sizes 3 or 5" can be substituted. Example: Speed-Cro-Sheen is a size 3 thread weight.
Number 3 crochet hook
dc = double crochet, ch = chain
ea = each, rnd = round
st = stitch, tr = treble
Tam with Rose
Sandi's Note: Although these 1920s instructions say to start with seven double crochet in round one, I find it's necessary to keep the top loop of each double crochet loose (drawn out longer than normal) to make 7 dc form a flat circle (for the top of the hat). Crocheters of that era tended to adjust their crochet tension instead of adding extra increases. I found it easier to start with a larger number of double crochet in the first round, then continue with increases as indicated in each following round.
Don't be afraid to add increases if needed to keep the first 26 rounds as a basically flat circle. This may vary from person to person because people crochet with different tensions (tight or loose).
To help you if you're experimenting with different weights of thread or yarn in making this hat: The top of the hat should come out to about 11 inches in diameter at the point where you begin the decrease rounds. You can start trying the hat on the lucky person who will be wearing it (on yourself, if you're that lucky person) when you are partway through the decrease rounds. When it fits around the head just right, stop decreasing and skip to the last nine plain rounds (with no increasing or decreasing).
|I'm trying this hat with two strands of size 10 crochet cotton thread held together throughout (one strand white and one strand royal blue for a tweedy effect). I'm using a size 3 steel crochet hook. I started with 10 dc in round one and that's working out fine. This scan shows rounds one and two (at the center of the hat).|
Below are the 1920s instructions (with my added notes). You can use these as a guideline while adding your own adjustments and creativity to the pattern.
Beginning Chain: Chain 3, join to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 7 dc in ring.
Rnd 2: Work 2 dc in ea dc of previous round. (14 dc)
Original instructions: "Row 3: Increase every other stitch of next row".
Sandi's Note: When working in a circle like this, we call these rounds instead of rows in today's crochet terms. You'll work rnd 3 like this:
Rnd 3: (Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc), repeat. (21 dc)
Rnd 4: (Dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc), repeat. (28 dc)
Original instructions: "Work 22 rows more, making inc. in each row between the two st of inc. of previous row."
Sandi's Note: Add one additional stitch in between each increase on each new round. In other words:
Rnd 5: (Dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc), repeat.
Rnd 6: (Dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc), repeat.
Rnd 7: (Dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc), repeat.
... and then continue in this same manner, adding one additional stitch in between each increase on each new round until you have completed round 26.
Original Instructions: "Work 17 rows, dec. where before the inc. was made."
Sandi's Note: Photos showing how to make an sc decrease. Make a dc decrease at each spot where you did an increase on previous round. On each new round, there will be one less stitch in between decreases.
When you have completed round 43 (which completes 17 rounds with decreases) then work 9 more rounds by working a double crochet in each double crochet (no decreasing on these last 9 rounds).
Original Directions: Ch. 3 st., join. 15 long tr. in ch., join. *Ch 3, fasten 3 tr., repeat from (*) until there are five such chains around center. In each ch. put 1 d.c., 2 tr., 1 d.c., then behind each petal made, ch. 5 and fasten over fastening of first loops. Fill each of these loops with 1 d.c., 1 tr., 2 long tr., 1 tr., 1 d.c. Make loop of 6 ch. and fasten behind each petal as before. Fill each loop with 1 d.c., 1 tr., 6 long tr., 1 tr., 1 d.c., fasten thread. Sew rose to tam.
Abbreviations: tr = treble
dtr = double treble
Rose: Sandi's rewritten directions:
Starting chain: Chain 3, join to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 15 double treble in ring, join.
Rnd 2: * Ch 3, slip stitch in 3rd dtr, repeat from * until there are 5 chains around center.
Rnd 3: (Dc, 2 tr, dc) in each chain-3 space. (5 petals)
Rnd 4: Now working behind the petals just made, (ch 5, slip stitch in last dc of petal), repeat 4 more times.
Rnd 5: (Dc, tr, 2 dtr, tr, dc) in each chain-5 space. (5 petals)
Rnd 6: Now working behind the petals just made, (ch 6, slip stitch in last dc of petal), repeat 4 more times.
Rnd 7: (Dc, tr, 6 dtr, tr, dc) in each chain-6 space. (5 petals)
Sew rose to tam.
Tam with Rose pattern originally printed in Winifred Clark Crocheted and Knitted Sweaters, Scarfs, Hats, Winifred Series Book No. 10. No date of publication shown and no copyright notice printed in the book but it is circa early 1920s. It has the look and format of needlecraft books printed in the early 1920s or before.
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