Another project from the frogged wool

cowlThis is a reversible cowl made from some of the same frogged wool used for the tam I posted yesterday.  The cowl was very easy to make and you can find the pattern at Universal.

The pattern is a free pattern.  While you are at their website you may find other free patterns that you might like.

Not quite sure if this is classified as a tam.

child's bonnetA tam o’ shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to TOS) is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men. The name derives from Tam o’ Shanter, the eponymous hero of the 1790 Robert Burns poem.[1]

This definition is taken from Wikipedia but there is also a definition for a tam worn by women.

top of tamThe tam was a millinery design for women based on the tam o’ shanter military cap and the beret. Sometimes it was also known as a tam cap or the traditional term tam o’shanter might also be used.[1] It became popular in the early 1920s, when it followed the prevailing trends for closer-fitting hats that suited shorter hairstyles and for borrowing from men’s fashion; other traditional men’s hats that rose to popularity in women’s fashion during this period included the top hat and bowler.[2]

You can read more on this on Wikipedia. I think I can be safe in saying it is a tam.

The pattern was taken from this booklet and I used wool which had been frogged from a previous project that no longer fitted.

knitting bookletadorable tamThe tam is for my youngest granddaughter.