It’s always really satisfying when a faithful old free pattern gets it’s own PDF version! The Leafy Tam hats have definitely been faithful for me, whether I need a cozy cap to keep my hair from freezing in wintertime or I just need to turn a skein of colorful soft yarn into something cute and easy with hook therapy.
This design is ON SALE for just $5 along with ALL of my other hat patterns, exclusively in my Ko-Fi Shop. The sale price only lasts through the end of August though, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone!
This slouchy circular hat was originally published for free on my blog, featuring #4 weight yarn and a cute four-leaf circular motif in the center back of the design. That four-leaf motif can be a little daunting in written form though, so I created a video for that part too, which is linked in the PDF file. Read on for the full details of the crochet pattern!
When I was in school, tams were pretty much my best friend. Cute and practical in size and shape, these hats have enough space to put long hair up underneath to keep it warm and dry, and enough softness to sit in a casual slouch on top of loose locks. The Leafy Tam is a lightweight hat worked in #4 Worsted Weight yarn, using just a skein of main color and a small bit of contrast yarn for the fun, leafy accents!
The four-leaf motif in the center back of the hat brings a little interest, with a few more leaves accenting the brim. You could go crazy with the leaves if you wanted by following my leaf motif tutorials, both video and written, which are linked in the pattern file! Each step of the pattern has detailed written instructions as well as step by step photo tutorials for the trickier parts. I hope you find this little project as satisfying and useful as I did 🙂
5.50 mm hook
Accent Color – 20 yds any #4 weight yarn
Main color – Red Heart Boutique Treasure in “Tapestry” (#4, 3.5 oz / 150 yds) (or any other #4 weight yarn, as I think Treasure has been discontinued)– 1 skein
Finished Measurement: ~ 23 inches around the brim, ~ 9 inches from brim to crown
Pattern written in US crochet terminology. Language is English.
I love the simple little details like the optional extra leaf accent and the post stitching that adds interest to the brim. Plus, the casually classic silhouette means it can go with just about anything!
Hope you enjoy this new little project – PDF sales are my primary source of income and your support means I get to keep doing what I do, so as always I thank you so much for making art with me! 🙂
-MF <3 <3