The chart is the same size/number of stitches as the original hat, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit for Halloween and our upcoming trip to DC. The charts were actually really easy to modify and the stitch counts worked out perfectly without much finagling with the text.
I started the ribbing Friday night and finished the whole tam by Saturday evening. I am a huge fan of fair isle, but was amazed to see how quickly Fresco knits up in stranded work.
My new obsession with Fresco continues with a two tams that I designed last spring, but haven't published a pattern for just yet. Both are in Fresco, very very beginner friendly, and will possibly be available soon. Here's a little preview:
I adore winter hat season.