it's been more than a year since a friend asked me to make him a tam with a bill, & i finally did it!
the day he came over i had just seen patchworkarmy's version (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22332.0
) & thought it would be fun to make.
since it took so long & i had plenty of yarn, i threw in a matching scarf & a wrist cuff. i made the wrist cuff after i took the pics, but it's made just like the scarf only sans tassels & much shorter, lol.
I used a mix of SC, HDC, & DC to get the stripes. i think i used a K hook, but it might have been an H. the yarns were Red Heart Aran Fleck, Caron Perfect Match Espresso, & some unlabeled camo yarn a friend gave me after frogging a scarf he gave up on. the camo was a mid-project decision, but i love how it turned out. i think it's what really makes it imho. keeps it from being ho-hum. he only told me he like earthy colors & wanted the hat big. what's earthier than camoflage?
here's the hat & scarf (i stuffed the hat to show it's size when i sent him pics.)
here's a detail shot of the brim & band
aerial view of the hat - 12in diameter laid flat
& a detail of the scarf - 92in long! (not incl the masculine tassels)
the scarf was done with DC starting in the middle & working the fleck on either side, then trimming it with the camo in SC. oh, i started & ended both fleck rows with HDC to round it out.
hope you like it!