tofino surfer
post waves warmer by Alexa Ludeman

Tofino, BC is the place to surf and be seen on the western shore of Vancouver Island. In summer the beach is packed with tourists and hippies. Everyone is trying to get on a surfboard and show their stuff: most of us inexperienced individuals looking more like floundering seals than sleek gods of the water! Of course, beach fashion cannot be ignored in this environment. It is crucial to look cool after hitting the waves, right?

Surfing north of the 49th means wet suits in August so apr├ęs surf a warm toque is needed by the beach bonfire! The Tofino Surfer toque can be knit as a simple beanie or slouchy hat or you can add all the bells and whistles: earflaps, tassels, and pompoms - whatever your groove is..


sizing Baby (Child, Adult S, M, L)
beanie or slouch styles
Head Circumference: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) inches
materials Bulky weight or DK weight held double
beanie: 100 (120, 160, 180, 200) yds
slouch: 120 (150, 180, 220, 240) yds
To make earflaps, tassles and pompom requires 50 yds more
(we used Berocco Vintage DK held double in '21106-Bubble' and '21107-Pool Party')

gauge 16 sts / 4" (gauge in stockinette stitch)
suggested needles US #10 / 6 mm (or as req'd to meet gauge)
16" circular and double pointed needles
notes The cable pattern is charted and described in text.

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