I was inspired by an adorable hat I saw at Moosejaw the other day that had a base gray knit with brightly-colored hombre yarn polka-dots. So, of course, I decided to try to recreate my own version for myself :)
I'm really happy with the end-product; it adds a little extra sunshine to my day (which is especially necessary on these freezing January days!).
Here's the How-To:
Base (Repeat for 7-ish rounds):
Round 1: [K2, P2] with the gray yarn
Main Hat (Repeat for 17-ish rounds):
Round 1: [K1] gray yarn, [P1] hombre yarn
Rounds 2: [K1, P1] gray yarn
Shape the top (Repeat until complete):
Round 1: [K1, K2tog] gray yarn
Round 2: [K1] gray yarn
Make a Pom for the top and viola!