FO Friday: the Mary Margaret Tam

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I love this pattern. 😀

I first saw this on the Yarngasm Vlogmas 2016 videos. Kristin knit hers from a lovely pinky-mauve Quince & Co yarn. I was so taken with the lace pattern, and I love the look of tams so I knew I had to cast one on. This hat was inspired (copied?) from the pattern of a hat worn by the character Mary Margaret from ‘Once Upon a Time’ and it was written by Mary Craver.

I had some of my own yarn left from a recent make in my most favourite of my colourways so far, ‘Wisteria Arbour’. It’s a lovely tonal mix of lilac, purple and grey. I was slightly worried about there being too much variation in colour to show the lace but it’s just gorgeous. I was definitely wrong. 😉 I noticed that a lot of people had complained on Ravelry that the hat was too big as written. So I cast on 140 stitches for the brim then increased to the full 168 stitches before starting the lace. However, when I knit it again, I think I’ll just continue at 140 stitches.


The hat is really addicting and I have loved knitting it. I can definitely see myself knitting another one. Especially if it suits me well. I have a history of wearing berets and a tam is much the same so I’m sure it’ll look great. Kristin’s looks awesome on her. Especially with her dark hair.

Details: Knit on 3.25mm & 4mm generic 17″circulars. I used 220 yards of MyMuddlings Fingering in ‘Wisteria Arbour’. Gauge of 6 stitches per inch. My Ravelry project page here.

A lovely pattern that’s a free Ravelry download. What’s not to love about that?


What’s your favourite hat style to wear? Let me know in the comments. 🙂

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