The Tam (short for tam o' shanter) was originally a Scottish hat from the 1500s that was worn by men. Throughout the ages since, the style became unisex. It was popular in the 1920s, and variations of it were seen in the 1970s.
The Flossie Potter Tam Cap is my interpretation of this hat. It's puffier than a typical tam, and holds tight to the doll's head with ribbed stretch fabric, making it fit the different head sizes of 18" dolls, including Bitty Baby®. Fine-wale corduroy and flannel suit this hat perfectly.
The Ruffled Scarf is made of two layers of fabric – either both of them made from the main fabric, or with the upper layer being made from the rib fabric as a contrast.
Wear the Tam Cap & Ruffled Scarf at a jaunty angle to complement coats, jackets, or sweaters. Decorate it for holidays for a fun look! Imagine the possibilities!
This PDF sewing pattern contains 11 pages of full-color step-by-step instructions, 3 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink), and one page with a full-size pattern piece. Enjoy!Supplies Needed:
Skill Level: Easy Plus
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So, full disclosure, I bought this for the hat alone. the scarf is cute and I might try my hand at it later, but my motive was that i was trying to re-create a costume from a play I'd seen years ago for one of my dolls, but i couldn't find a hat that was like the one I remembered...until this one! The directions are super clear and the hat turned out great, just what I needed to finish the costume!
The first is good, instructions good too.
I never knew corduroy would work for either if these items, but it did! I made one in traditional plaid, and then for another I used a fun, unexpected print for the lining of the tam since I made the tam itself out of a solid corduroy. Really simple pattern which helps to make accessories that really finish off an outfit. Give it a try!