I wanted a hat that would require minimal swatching and no purling. I also liked the idea of combining colorful yarns in an attractive way. A sideways garter stitch brim with two-row stripes is nice and stretchy, and also meant that I could fit the hat as I knit and wait until the brim was finished to choose which side of the hat would face out.
For the crown, spiral or helical stripes are jogless inside and look good both inside and out, so I could always turn the hat inside out if I preferred the look of reverse stockinette.
-- MC Earth; 1 skein
-- CC Mint Parade; 1 skein
(Approx 50-60 yds/45-55m of each color are needed.)
Note: Chubcake yarn is a thick-and-thin, single-ply, chunkyweight
handspun with sections of changing colors and fibers. The high variegation in color and texture will tend to hide the stripes. Low-to-medium-contrast colorways such as in the hat shown will therefore present a unified appearance; for a more vividly striped e!ect, choose high-contrast skeins.
US #9/5.5mm straight needles
Set of US #10/6mm double-point needles