All the hats are constructed by knitting a flat strip on two needles, back and forth, slightly longer than the circumference of the wearer’s head, then joined. The crown is made by picking up stitches around the top edge of the brim tube, then knitted in the round, decreasing to form a flat “tam-like” top. Gauge is more important than needle size.
A friend wondered where all the names came from for my patterns. Here's the story, just in case you're wondering, too.
Ni chaithfidh tú críochnú a chur ar gach obair
(you don't have to finish every job)
Several years ago my father handed me a small bundle of documents and photographs. He knew I was interested in our family history and thoughtfully compiled all the work his aunt had already completed. It was impressive. She managed to link us, through a marriage and a quasi-recognized birth, to James V of Scotland and recorded the first Clark in our family as arriving in the Colonies somewhere around 1690. By coinciden