>Irish Crochet Tam

> I was looking at some thread I have that I got at a thrift store I had three of the same cream thread by Bernat :Cassino. It was such a nice color and weight that I thought it would be perfect for an embellished tam. I used 3 sizes of hooks in the process of making this size H, G for the hat and a size 6 steel for embellishments and hat band.

So I set to work on this, with out a pattern just crocheting what ever came into my head. I worked on it on and off . By bed time yesterday I had the hat made and all most all the flowers, leaves and vines done.

tam before embelishments

I used Romanian cord for the vines if you don’t know what Romanian cord is go to my tutorial on it and you can make it too. I made one more flower this morning.

irish crochet embellishments

I spent the last 2 hours figuring out layout and stitching the embellishments on and added some antique mother of pearl buttons some are even antique ladies boot buttons. I just love boot buttons. There are five buttons total on the hat each button is in the center of a flower. For not having a pattern I think it came out well. Sometimes it is nice to just get an idea and go for it. I used every scrap of that thread that I had and got a pretty hat out of it.

the Update
pattern is now available
tamtam detailfront of tamtam front 2

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yarnjourney
    Jul 11, 2009 @ 10:52:26

    >Your hat is gorgeous!! I love everthing about it.


  2. Kristin
    Jul 11, 2009 @ 10:57:57

    >OMG…you did that without a pattern?!?!?!? You are so incredibly talented. Wow!


  3. Alhana
    Jul 11, 2009 @ 12:45:33

    >It is amazing. I want one for me too!


  4. craftydiane
    Jul 11, 2009 @ 14:10:51

    >Your Tam is fantastic! You do such great work. You are really an inspiration to me!Have a Blessed Day,Diane


  5. Maven
    Jul 12, 2009 @ 13:01:03

    >Sunshine, your creativity never ceases to amaze me, and pique my own curiosity and interest!


  6. Anonymous
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 09:42:40

    >This is BEAUTIFUL! You are an incredibly talented woman.


  7. Terri Lynn
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 10:23:33

    >I gotta make one! Beautiful work as always!


  8. Bonne
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 17:08:06

    >That tam turned out just adorable!!


  9. Toni
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 09:54:37

    >…lovely! If you ever write it down, I hope you can offer this as a pattern. I know many crafters out there would pay for such a beautiful pattern. I would, and I don't even crochet much 🙂


  10. Amy
    Jul 16, 2009 @ 13:17:21

    >that tam is absolutely gorgeous!!


  11. Lisette
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 10:30:29

    >That is stunning!!


  12. Anonymous
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 14:39:11

    I have just discovered this gorgeous piece of art. I am going to be a new grandmother, and am scouring the internet for little girl hats. Would you consider making this and allowing me to purchase it in a baby girl's size? I am a novice crocheter, and am just amazed by this!


  13. Anonymous
    May 19, 2012 @ 20:36:01

    I was amazed seeing your finished project it is so beautiful


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