Botanical Beach by Andrea Rangel

Botanical Beach

Knitting
July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in plain Stockinette stitch with smaller needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
130 - 160 yards (119 - 146 m)
Hat circumference: 16.75(18.5, 20.25, 22) in/42.5(47, 51.5, 56) cm
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Botanical Beach is a wild place in Port Renfrew, BC on Vancouver Island where the waves crash on slippery rocks and gorgeous evergreen trees jut above the shoreline. Bring the ocean with you wherever you go with this colourwork toque on which waves splash and recede in a mesmerizing stitch pattern. I knit mine in the heavenly mYak Baby Yak Medium. Choose a yarn that’s not too dense at the pattern gauge for a cozy, slouchy style.

Photos by Koyahni Collins.

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Finished Measurements
Hat circumference:
16.75(18.5, 20.25, 22) in/42.5(47, 51.5, 56) cm

Hat length, top of crown to bottom of brim: 8.75(9, 9.25, 9.5) in/22(23, 23.5, 24) cm

Intended to be worn with about 1 in/2.5 cm of negative ease. Choose a size slightly smaller than the actual head circumference of the intended recipient.

Yarn
Worsted weight yarn in two colours
Colour A: 90(95, 105, 110) yd/82(87, 96, 101) m Colour B: 40(45, 50, 50) yd/37(41, 46, 46) m
Shown in:
mYak Baby Yak Medium (100% yak; 125 yd/114 m per 50g skein)
Colour A: Tibetan Sky; 1 skein
Colour B: Oatmeal; 1 skein

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

19 sts/25 rows = 4 in/10 cm in St st pattern

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Suggested Size: US 7/4.5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
Suggested Size: US 7/4.5 mm set double pointed needles, long circular for magic loop, or other preferred small circumference method
Suggested Size: US 8/5 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle

4 stitch markers (including one unique marker to distinguish beginning-of-round)
tapestry needle

Skills
working in the round, colour work from a chart, decreasing