Beaumont can be made as a traditional tam (shown in red & white) or a beanie (shown in shades of grey) simply by knitting to a different gauge and blocking the finished piece in a style-specific manner. Inspired by the use of angora in traditional Bohus sweaters, I worked mine with a wool/angora blend to achieve a smokey, ethereal halo that makes colorwork beautifully cohesive. The design also looks wonderful in Shetland wool.
Two versions are provided below: one utilizes 2 colors, the other 4. Knitters are encouraged to experiment with color and shape to create a hat that is uniquely their own.
- 2-Color Version: Approx. 150 yards of Main Color & 50 yards of Contrast Color
- 4-Color Version: Approx. 160 yards of Main Color; 20 yards of each CC1, CC2, and CC3
- Samples shown in Classic Elite Fresco
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- Tam Version: 28 sts & 28 rnds = 4″ in Colorwork on larger needle
- Beanie Version: 31 sts & 32 rnds = 4″ in Colorwork on larger needle
- One 16″ circular in size needed to obtain gauge
- One 16″ circular three sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
- One set of DPNs in same size as Gauge Needle
- Tam: US 7/4.5 mm & US 4/3.5 mm
- Beanie: US 5/3.75 mm & US 3/3.25 mm
- Tam: 22.75 circumference stretched, 8.5″ tall
- Beanie: 21″ circumference, 7.25″ tall