Pattern for a Loom Knitted Tam Hat

by Linda Hicks
(Huntington Beach, CA)


I've searched high and low for a pattern to create a Tam hat using my loom. I found one pattern, but the instructions were poor and didn't make sense. The problem is that I need a really loose stitch so that the hat will slouch instead of the tight beanie type of hat that is what I get when I use a normal stitch.


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Sep 16, 2012
Don't know if you found one yet but... NEW
by: Samantha

I'm not sure if you were able to find a pattern yet, I know I never did. But after putting together a couple videos and my own know how, I came up with this tutorial. I hope it helps you.

Tam/Beret/Dread/Rasta Hat


- 36 peg round loom
- loom hook
- needle (I just use the plastic one that came with my looms)
- Yarn ( I didn't really measure but I used almost all of a
300 yard skein. You won't need at much if you aren't doubling the yarn)
- Scissors

1. Ewrap cast on.
2. Alternate ewrap row 1, purl row 2. Continue this for the first 6 rows.
3. Ewrap 6 rows
4. On the 13th row add an invisible stitch (peg) to each of the 36 pegs.
--see this video for how to.--
5. Ewrap 25 additional rows. DO NOT forget your invisible pegs.
6. Cast off your invisible pegs by pulling them up and over your top pegs.
7. You should be back to 36 pegs now. Ewrap 1 more row.
8. Cast off in the method of your choice to close your hat. I prefer the drawstring method.

And tada... You have your slouchy tam/beret/dread/rasta hat.
To make the slouchy part bigger, stop at step 5 and simply continue adding rows until you get your desired slouch. Then proceed to step 6.

I hope this helps. Have a blessed day.

Dec 29, 2011
loom knit tam NEW
by: Anonymous

i found this one today.

Sep 12, 2011
trying to make beret/slouch hat
by: Anonymous

does anyone have any pictures of how these are made im not understanding how to make this hat with the patterns either... i have read many patterns that say to add extra loops pull the bottom loops over the top then remove the last loop or wrap but then my hat comes down or unravels becuz there is only one loop left if i pull the bottom loop or wrap off im very confused..

Dec 03, 2010
Slouchy Tam
by: Jeannie Phillips

I have a couple on my blog

you can go there and look if that is what you are looking for you can email me...and I will tell you how I did mine...

Jeanne Phillips
winacard at gmail dot com

Feb 07, 2010
by: Anonymous

I've never done the Garter stitch so I don't know if it will work. Give it a try!

Feb 07, 2010
by: Anonymous

I found a pattern in a small book from JoAnn's called Knitting Wheel Fashions, On the front cover, there is a hat with a pompom. I altered the pattern by increasing the number of rows and eliminated the pompom.

Feb 06, 2010
Loose Stitch
by: Anonymous

Instead of going round and round to make your stitches, you need to treat each peg individually, e.g., loop around peg 1 then loop around peg 1 again then go to the next peg, but to get a thicker stitch you'll need six loops or more per peg. Pull the bottom loop over all loops then pull the last loop over and you'll have a loose stich. If I'm not making sense, respond here and I can elaborate.

Feb 06, 2010
by: Julie

I am looking for a pattern too. What about using a garter stitch for the first 5 or 6 rows, then skipping a peg thereafter to get the loose look?

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