Soft Tam Beret

Feb 9, 2008
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I've made this tam beret last October, and i forgot to put the pattern here on Crochet me..
I want to share it 'cause i think it's very nice and cozy, and above all it's a quick and easy project!

Thanks for looking!

Materials List

2 Ball Patagonia, "Ornaghi filati", (this is an Italian label)
(30% Alpaca, 15% Merino Wool, 40% Acrylique, 15% Polyamid)

50gr.= 45mt.

8mm hook

Finished Size

The diameter of the tam beret is approximately 24.5cm(9.6 in), with 14.5cm(5.7 in) diameter opening.It fits an adult woman.


8dc*10rows = 10*10cm


ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = work 2 double crochet together
sc = simple crochet

sl st = slip stitch

The Pattern

Beret: Ch 3, join with sl st to form ring. Rnd 1: ch 3 (count as dc), make 11 dc in ring.(12 dc) Rnd 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc.(24 dc) Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in the same joining dc,*ch 2, skip 1 ch, 3 dc in next dc*, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2 and joining to first dc group.(12 dc group) Rnd 4: ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next ch 2 space,*ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 2 space*, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2 and joining to first dc group.(12 dc group) Rnd 5: repeat Rnd 4. Rnd 6: ch 3, 1 dc in each next 2 dc,*1 dc in next ch 2 space, 3 dc in next 3 dc*, repeat from * around ending with 1 dc in last ch 2 space and joining to first dc. Rnd 7: ch 3, 3 dc, dc2tog.,*4 dc, dc2tog.*, repeat from * around, joining to beg. ch3. Rnd 8: ch 3, 2 dc, dc2tog.,*3 dc, dc2tog.*, repeat from * around, joining to beg. ch3. Rnd 9: sc around, join with sl st to last sc. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
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LoveIsOrange wrote
on Feb 9, 2008 10:37 AM

This is just the hat I wanted to make, thanks for posting this pattern!

creativeyarn wrote
on Feb 9, 2008 10:58 AM
Oh, i'm so happy!
I hope to see your tam beret soon!

Thanks so much

Scotkat wrote
on Feb 10, 2008 2:42 AM

Very nice pattern thanks for sharing.

By the way where did you get the model head for your hats.

creativeyarn wrote
on Feb 10, 2008 6:19 AM

The model head it's a present that my sister have brought me from India, (not really an usual souvernir from there!)..

MichelleW@5 wrote
on Feb 11, 2008 11:06 PM
What a great pattern! I just made it in bernat softee chunky in about 30 minutes! So quick and easy. I used a K hook for the sc row to tighten it up a little though.

Thanks for sharing!

on Jul 16, 2008 5:36 PM

What a great hat! I am in the process of working on it now, thanks for a great pattern!

on Jul 30, 2008 10:13 PM

I love the yarn you use. Allion

GreenStreak wrote
on Sep 9, 2008 9:53 PM

I am going to make this right now!... by the way i like the blue hat from ur profile pick, its awsome! o-yeah and thanks for sharing this pattern!XD

on Dec 11, 2008 7:50 AM

this is so beautiful, exactly what I was looking for in a hat for me. Thank you for sharing, your work is beautiful!

Goostyx wrote
on Dec 19, 2008 11:39 AM

Nice pattern... fairly easy to follow... my hat fits more closely... isn't so baggy... perhaps my yarn wasn't as bulky as it should have been. At least it fits! I wound up using Manos del Uruguay Multi-stellar. Next time I'll use a bulkier yarn.

JoanneS@32 wrote
on Jan 10, 2009 8:56 PM

I love this pattern! With worsted weight yarn and size H hook, it becomes a small child's hat. Where can I find the yarn used in your pattern, or a suitable substitute from my local yarn store? Thank you!

crunkerita wrote
on Mar 29, 2009 6:53 PM
I have to share my experience with this pattern. I didn't think to check my gauge. Usually I'm not too far off. I almost always use a G/4.25mm hook, but this time I was using my daughter's F/3.75mm hook (she likes tighter stitches) because I was only going to do the first few rows for her, just to get her started. When I realized the crown was only about 5 inches wide and I was already working on the tighter part, I decided something was not quite right. I started investigating and noticed the comment about a K size hook being used to make it tighter on the row of single crochets. Goodness gracious, what size hook was used for the rest!?! I've never used any of the larger hooks. I'm sure there's no difference in ease of use, but I had never known what they would be used for, so I never bought one. I guess now I know what I could use one for. :)

I love the design of the hat and it's very easy to make, but I'm going to have to add a lot more rows if I want to continue with my little crochet hooks. :) I think I would like to make one with a large hook just because it sounds like it would be really fluffy and pretty, but I'm curious about how one would look with my hook, but with extra rows.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share my funny experience with this pattern. Thank you for sharing it. I love to crochet, and I love little projects like this.

on Oct 28, 2010 12:51 PM

I like this pattern :-)

on Nov 16, 2010 3:10 PM

Thanks for putting this pattern up here Creativeyarn!  I love the pattern & the photos of your hat are really good.  I made a hat using your pattern just the other day, unfortunately I didn't have the same yarn that you were using, so the hat turned out smaller than I was hoping.  I would like to make another hat using yarn that is 4medium, 198gms & is 100% Acrylic.  The yarn is made by HobbyLobby & it is called: I Love This Yarn.      I was wondering if you would have an idea of how much I should increase the stitches in the pattern while using this different type of yarn so the hat will be bigger?    Thanks.  Grace

seabrax wrote
on Feb 19, 2011 8:12 AM

I believe if you use the L hook it will work.  Going to try this now. Love it.

sonya_j wrote
on Nov 14, 2011 6:24 PM

Finally - a hat pattern that worked for me!  I didn't have luck with some other slouchy hat patterns I found that ended up being way too huge, and since this is the first time I've ever made a hat (even though I've been crocheting on and off for probably 10 years, I'm not very skilled and have only made scarves and some granny squares for an in-progress blanket I may finish some day...), I wanted to try something that was simple and free in case it didn't turn out.

This pattern worked great with 2 skeins (90 yards total) of Bernat Velour Nouveau yarn, which is #6 - super bulky - according to the wrapper.   I used a 9mm hook and did compare to the listed gauge to make sure it would work.

The only adjustments I made were to reduce the 2ch joining stitches at the end of rounds 4-6 to 1 ch, which left less of a gap, and I did add an additional round of sc, which made the hat look better on me, although it was fine with the single row.  Adding the 10th round required a few yards of a 3rd skein of yarn, though.

Really cute hat pattern, easy to follow instructions and the result didn't end up being some huge drooping thing that was more suited to piling volumes of dreadlocks under than a woman's beret.   I made it in a couple of hours and wore it right afterwards - yay!