On the road to holiday knitting, I decided to knit hats and mits for my nieces and nephews. It may be a bit of a stretch to get them all done. However, I fell in love with the tams I knit for the baby project I was working on. So I decided that at least one of the nieces was getting a tam. I really wanted to add cables. What came out was this great braided tam. The one pictured here was my first attempt. It turned out great, but too small. It was supposed to fit my niece who is 5 and it fit my two year old. So back to Ann Budd’s book and the next size up. I knit it again and it turned out perfect! It was truly easy to make, the decreases are in the purl stitches between the braids. The only hard part is keeping the cables intact while decreasing towards the top of the hat. You just end up fudging a bit, but the end result is worth it. Once I figure out how to attach a pdf document, I will post the pattern.