Tam/Cap/Hat Patterns?
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Tam/Cap/Hat Patterns?
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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:26 am
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I looked through the articles looking for a pattern for a hat (not a coif, but a beret-style tam). There are a few pictures of them in the galleries, but I couldn't find a pattern. Does anyone have any instructions?
I guess my main concern is the part that flops over. Is it made with a standard expanding-rows method (like an oversized coif), or is it something different? Once I get that sorted out I should be fine.
Thanks a lot for the help!

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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:36 am
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It seems to me that if you put the majority of your expansions on one side of a coif top; you'd end up with more material on that side, and it'd tend to flop over on it's own. Fold the edge under and put contractions in to fit your head, and I'm guessing you'd have a passable beret ... theory and practice might not agree so well; I've never made one. Smile

On a side note; I'm not sure how much material flopping over you could get away with, before the whole thing decided it was more comfortable on the floor ...

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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:40 am
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Hmm... I hadn't thought about the gravitational forces at work.
That's a good sounding place to start. I'll have to try that out and see if it works. If it does I'll probably post an article on it and cite you as the creative genious behind it.

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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:10 pm
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Laughing genius is not something normally associated with my name; I prefer to keep it that way, it makes expectations lower Wink

Seriously though; if you take the time to weave it, it's all yours.

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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 4:51 pm
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genius is not something normally associated with my name; I prefer to keep it that way, it makes expectations lower Wink


I love that quote!!!!!


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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:04 pm
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me too!!! i hope you dont' mind if i use it from time to time!

that would actually make a good t-shirt Very Happy


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Posted on Wed Aug 06, 2003 5:58 pm
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*l* if you like it, feel free Smile
You'll probably get better effect from it if you list the author as "Anonymous" though Very Happy

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tam/flat cap/ beret
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Posted on Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:57 am
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I made mine by making an E6-1 band that fit my head then making an expanding E4-1 top, ending with a row that matched the number of rings in the band and with the rings laying the same way when layed side by side. I then attached the two with 4-1. You will have to play with the number of expansions per row to get the top to the size you need in order to get the amount of "flop" you want.

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