Did you enjoy the first episode of Outlander on Saturday night?
The fact that I’d watched it on-demand earlier in the week didn’t stop me from watching it again!
There wasn’t much knit-wear in this episode, but I didn’t notice most of the Highlanders were wearing tams! One even had a pompom on his hat.
If that wasn’t perfect inspiration for finding knit and crochet patterns, I don’t know what would be. Of course, the tam and beret patterns I’m going to highlight are much more colorful than the hats being worn by the men who found Claire, but isn’t that half the fun?
I like the multicolored pompom.
You can get your baby in on the act with this sweet little beret. It’s from the new Debbie Bliss book Cashmerino Aran, which has 11 patterns for children.
As you can see, it’s knit using two colors of the popular yarn Cashmerino Aran, which is available in a slew of colors.
This lovely yarn is an 80% wool, 20% silk blend that is available in 16 colors.
If you prefer to crochet, you might enjoy the Swirly Tam from the hardcover Crochet Noro book.
I like how the strong lines lend a sense of movement to the hat without interfering with the lovely Noro colors.
The Swirly Tam is crocheted using one skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.
Another great Noro beret is the cable edged Ayana beret from the “What Can I Knit Tonight?” book by Jo Allport.
Worked in the shades of green shown, this might be the best beret so far for blending in with nature!
For a more subtle look, check out the Paqu Pura beret and shawl from Mirasol designed by Claudia Wersing.
The set takes three hanks of Mirasol Paqu Pura yarn, a lovely 100% Peruvian Alpaca yarn that is available in over 15 colors.
In the mean time, I actually made some good progress on my Vera cowl from the Louisa Harding Luzia book. I might even finish before the next episode on Saturday.
You can use our Store Locator feature to find a local yarn store near you that stocks any of the patterns I’ve highlighted. You’ll see online store results, too.
What did you knit or crochet while you were watching the Outlander premier?