This is the discreet version of my more symbol obvious Pentagram tam. The cap has a cabled pentacle hidden between the ribbings of this classical style men’s hat. With a fold up it becomes a watch man cap and without the fold it will be discreetly cabled men’s hat with a sign for those who knows how to look for it.

Style and sizing
Hat with folded edge: One size.
Hat without folded edge: small 52 cm / 20 ½”, (medium: 55 cm / 21 ¾”, large: 58 cm / 22 ¾”)
The hat with folded edge  ribbing takes just under 2 skeins of Alaska. For a longer rib or if you need to be on the safe side of the amount used get 3 skeins.

About the yarn
The pattern uses Garnstudio’s Alaska. It is a pure wool worsted yarn that is available in many colours. It has a rather smooth texture that shows off the cables in a good way. Any woollen yarn with similar structure and the same tension/gauge should work fine.

Main Yarn:              Garnstudio Alaska, 2 skeins (total: 100 g, ca 150 m)
Needles:                    5 mm/US 8 circular needle 40 cm / 16” and dpns
Other tools:             cable needle, darning needle
Tension/Gauge: 17 st = 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Technique
Difficulty: Intermediate
Stitches used: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, purled decreasing, cables

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The interweaving of the lines of the Pentacle called out to me to make them into a cabled pattern even though I had to overcome some strange angles before it could be done.

But here it is: a way to show off who you are on the top of your hat.

Style and sizing
Size: Small/52 cm (Medium/55 cm, Large/58 cm)

The Pentagram Tam is available in two different patterns: one with a wider cabled edge and one with a smaller vintage style ribbed edge.

Size large should fit a man’s head and size small and medium most women’s. The tam with the cabled edge can e used in a slightly larger size since the wider edge will help it stay on even if it’s too big. So if you’re unsure, go up in size for the cabled edge and go down in size for the ribbed edge.

About the yarn

The pattern uses Garnstudio’s Alaska. It is a pure wool worsted yarn that is available in many colours. It has a rather smooth texture that shows off the cables in a good way. Any woollen yarn with similar structure and the same tension/gauge should work fine.

Main Yarn:  Garnstudio Alaska, 2 skeins (3 skeins for tam with cabled edge size large)  (total: 100/150 g, ca 150/225 m)
Additional Yarn: Contrast yarn for provisional cast on for tam with cabled edge.
Needles:  5 mm/US 8 circular needle 40-60 cm and dpns 4 mm/US 6 40 cm circular needle or dpns (for tam with ribbed edge)
Other tools:  cable needle
Tension/Gauge: 17 st = 10 cm

Technique

Difficulty: Experienced
Stitches used: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, purled decreasing, cables, short rows, picking up stitches, grafting, provisional cast-on

Getting it!

The Pentagram Tam is available as a pdf-file for $5 at my Etsyshop or through  Ravelry (available without an account). It has instructions for both cabled and ribbed edge in three sizes. The pattern has written instructions a well as a chart for the cables.

Ravelry – pattern listing with option to buy and download
Etsy – buy trough my store

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Ps. Not a knitter? You can order your knitted Pentagram Tam from my Etsyshop in your size and choice of colour. Ds.