Tam Cap & Ruffled Scarf 18" Doll Clothes

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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:
-1/3 yd fine-wale ("baby") corduroy or other similar weight fabric such as flannel
-1/4 yd light-weight cotton lining
-Stretch rib remnant (2½" x 10½" needed for hat, 3/4" x 30" for optional scarf piece)
-5/8" covered button
-Point turner
-Pinking shears (for design element, but fray-stopping liquid if none are available)
-Hand needle


Skill Level:  Easy Plus

What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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Gail M.
United States United States

Tam Cap & Ruffled Scarf

I have only made the tam and it came out adorable. I recently learned of my scottish ancestry and had made an outfit using our tartan plaid but needed a tam. The instructions were very easy and your service was great. Thanks

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Kathleen M.

Tam cap and scarf

The first is good, instructions good too.

Kathleen C.
United States

I love this pattern. I've

I love this pattern. I've made 4 of the hats and all have turned out so beautifully. Will be making more. I love that there are pictures to follow as it makes the pattern easy to follow.

Kathleen C. verified customer review of Tam Cap & Ruffled Scarf 18 Doll Clothes
Karen L.

Tam and scarf set

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!