Crochet Pattern: Boho Tam

Boho Tam, free crochet pattern in Rowan Stone Washed yarn from Wool and the Gang by Underground Crafter | This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.Back in May, I went to see Counter Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counter Culture at the Museum of Art and Design with my mom. The exhibit was filled with handmade inspiration from the 1960s and ’70s (including some stunning crocheted pieces) and it inspired me to design a retro tam using a beautiful, denim tape yarn.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Wool and the Gang.

The yarn is the limited edition Rowan Stone Washed yarn distributed by Wool and the Gang. It arrived in the mail at about the same time as I saw the show so naturally, it was on my mind. I’ve heard that many of the colors have sold out, so if you’d like to try it (and I highly recommend that you do), you’d better hurry.Boho Tam, free crochet pattern in Rowan Stone Washed yarn from Wool and the Gang by Underground Crafter | This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.

The yarn feels as soft as your favorite pair of well worn blue jeans. (You know the one – it probably has some holes starting and is destined for the scrap pile. But right now, it’s so comfy!) It has a great drape. And, of course, it captures that great boho style!

If you make your own Boho Tam, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Boho Tam, free crochet pattern in Rowan Stone Washed yarn from Wool and the Gang by Underground Crafter | This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.

Boho Tam

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 19.5” (49.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials

  • Rowan Stone Washed yarn (100% cotton, 1.75 oz/50 g/82 yd/75 m) – 3 skeins in 002 Indigo Aged, or approximately 164 yd (150 m) in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used exactly 2 skeins of yarn for this project, so if your gauge is different than mine, you may run out before finishing. That’s why I recommend getting 3 skeins just in case.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 3 = 3.25” (8 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • invdecBL – invisible decrease in back loop – Insert hook in back loop only of ea of next 2 sts, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is crocheted in the round from crown to brim with the right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, turn, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, FPdc in same st, (dc, FPdc) in ea st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, (dc, FPdc) in next st, *dc in next st, (dc, FPdc) in next st; rep from * around, join with st st to top of ch 3. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, (dc, FPdc) in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st, *dc in next 5 sts, (dc, FPdc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. (84 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, FPdc in next st, *dc in next 6 sts, FPdc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
  • Rep Rnd 8 until hat measures approximately 7” (18 cm) from crown
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st, *invdecBL, scBL in next 5 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to back loop of first invdecBL. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st, *scBL, ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails. Spray block if desired.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/07/07/crochet-pattern-boho-tam/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Boho Tam, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

Add the Boho Tam to your Ravelry favorites or queue.

Underground Crafter on RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy an ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

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Boho Tam, free crochet pattern in Rowan Stone Washed yarn from Wool and the Gang by Underground Crafter | This retro tam uses a simple pattern and a denim tape yarn to recreate a boho look.

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