Against the Current
Sometimes in life, it feels like we are swimming against the current, like we have to fight for every little bit of progress - but in the end, it is worth the effort, so keep fighting.
This hat, on the other hand, is not a fight, but a pleasure to knit and to wear - and the one contrast coloured stripe that goes in a different direction than the rest of the texture can be your reminder to be yourself and keep swimming against the current, if you feel it is the right thing to do.
Use your two favourite colours together, or a leftover from a favourite, special yarn for the contrast stripe - whatever you do, make sure it is right for you!
3.5 mm/US 4 knitting needles, either a set of dpns, a short circular or a circular long enough for magic loop - whatever your preferred method for knitting in the round is
Total yarn needed: DK weight yarn, 150 m - 200 m/164 yds - 220 yds
Main colour: 130 m - 170 m/142 yds -186 yds (Sample in size S: Online Supersoft, colourway 10 black, 1 ball)
Contrast colour: 20 m - 30 m/22 yds - 33 yds (Sample in size S: Online Supersoft, colourway 201 bright green, less than 10 g) - this would be a great way to use up a small leftover of a favourite yarn
Stitch marker to mark beginning of the round
3 additional stitch markers for crown decreases
22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/4” in stockinette
S - 19 cm/7.5” wide (unstretched) and 24 cm/9.5” high
L - 24 cm/9.5” wide (unstretched) and 26 cm/10.25” high
Modelled is size S on a 56 cm/22” head.