Inspired by Sarah Wheaton Whitting’s hats in “Winter’s End” (the third movie in the “Sarah, Plain and Tall” trilogy), this Tam o’Shanter is a close copy of Sarah’s accurately depicted Teens/WWI era style. The “Wheaton Tam” is designed with beginners in mind, since it only uses four of the most basic stitches–half double crochet, double crochet, chain, and slip stitch. Using a pretty heathered wool in plum with gray accents, you can create a perfectly authentic, stylish accessory for your Titanic-era costumes. And this fun hat is not too ostentatious to wear while running errands or enjoying a day out with friends!
Experiment with different color combinations and kinds of yarn for different seasons–it’s an economical gift, too! Worked entirely in the round with an adjustable head size and a period correct wide brim, it varies enough for interest and works up quickly. Special techniques are clearly explained; skill level is Easy. Designed by Kristen Stoltzfus just for Sense & Sensibility customers!
Note for European and Australian customers: Some crocheting terms are different from the US. Thanks to customer Antonia L, who shared a great link to translate terms from American to British (also used in AUS): http://crochet.about.com/od/conversioncharts/a/termtranslate.htm