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In Loving Memory of Mary Tyler Moore

I grew up watching Nick at Night, spending a lot of time in front of the television while my mom brushed my incredibly long, usually wet, mess of hair. I loved watching The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore show. Mary was so funny, and I loved having a brunette lady to watch on TV. (Our standards were different then – we did not look for Latinas on TV. Mom and I were pretty happy if the lead was a brunette. Now I want America Ferrera to star in every sitcom.)

I could also probably watch the intro to The Mary Tyler Moore Show on repeat for hours and still enjoy it. I especially appreciate the lady glaring at her when she throws her hat, like she’s a crazy person in the middle of the street.

While watching the intro nostalgically several times yesterday, I realized, damn, that hat is still cute and totally easy to make. Tams are way cuter than I ever gave them credit for!

And lo and behold look what pattern I found on Ravelry:

MTM ‘Take One’ Tam Mary Tyler Moore Designer: Margaret MacInnis

Have fun making your own and remember to toss it in the air with gusto, even if there is a lady glaring at you for being in the middle of the street!


My name is Monica Rodriguez and I can’t stop fidgeting with yarn. I live in Albuquerque, NM with my husband. We belong to two terriers who manage to cuddle us just enough to keep us from revolting.

Let me know what you think!