Hello Everyone! Boy it feels like I haven’t been here in forever! Life got in the way for a while, now things are back to mostly normal. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!! (Or if you’re in the other hemisphere, your winter.)
So, here’s my quandary. I have started on a couple of Christmas gifts - knit beanies, in each recipient’s favorite sports team’s colors. Each beanie is being knit with two colors only, and I’m not skilled enough yet for intarsia/fair isle, so they’ll both be striped. However, I’ve realized that with the colors I’m using - one is burgundy and blue, the other black and orange - that basic stripes may be a bit “busy” with these particular color variations. I’ve been playing around with scrap yarn trying to come up with a stripe pattern that’s not too “stripey” (if that makes any sense) but I haven’t found anything I’m really satisfied with yet.
I’ve tried searching Ravelry for hats with stripe patterns, and also a general Google search, but I’m still not finding anything that really catches my eye.
Does anyone have any photos or patterns they could share of an interesting or unique stripe pattern - OR I’m open to any variation that uses two colors of yarn that’s not intarsia - to help give me some creative inspiration? Both of these hats are for men, so they’d need to lean toward the “masculine” or plain side of things, rather than cutesy or feminine. They’re just plain beanies; ribbed at the bottom and stockinette the rest of the way up, although so far I’m still working on ribbing so I am open to other stitch patterns for the body of the hat.
Also, I’m knitting them flat because, for the life of me, I cannot master DPNs.