Misty Cliffs is a place near Cape Town (South Africa) where there are cliffs that can disappear under the water depending on the tide. Not only is it a great place for kitesurfing, but I find it has something magical. Witsands/ Misty Cliffs is a small nature reserve on the Cape, known for its beautiful waves. In Witsands it has a wide sandy beach. The more southern you are, the rockier it gets and you will reach Misty Cliffs.⁠ ⁠If you ride a wave in Witsands/ Misty Cliffs, you have to be careful not to get too close to the rocks. Depending on the tides and waves, these are not easy to spot.⁠ ⁠

Like the waves flowing over the rocks, the slipped-stitch pattern flows over the ribbing. For this reason, the tension threads on the beanie cover the rib pattern. Sometimes the rib pattern is better to see, sometimes worse. Like with the rocks in Misty Cliffs.⁠

This ribbed hat, knit in the round, is worked bottom up with a stretchy cast-on.

The pattern is ideal for a highly variegated yarn.

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MATERIAL

YARN

Cowgirlblues Merino DK (100% superwash wool; 170 m / 186 yards per 100 g)
• 1 (1, 2) skein in Shorebreak

90 g / 153 m / 167 yards used for the sample size M for slouchy version

KNITTING NEEDLES

  • 4.0 mm / US #6 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length) or DPNs
  • 4.5 mm / US #7 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length) or DPNs, or size to obtain gauge

GAUGE

23 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm / 4” in pattern (unstretched), with thicker needles

NOTIONS

  • tapestry needle

MISCELLANEOUS

HELPFUL LINKS

How to work the German twisted cast-on
https://youtu.be/nyCG0bsLB2o

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • knit and purl
  • increases and decreases

The pattern comes in written and charted instructions.

SIZES

To fit a head circumference:
S [M, L] / 51 [56, 61] cm / 20 [22, 24]”

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

height: adjustable
circumference (unstretched): 35 [40, 45] cm / 13.75 [15.75, 17.75]”

TECH EDITOR

James Bartley

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