I would really like to make this neat stocking cap:
However, I am not yet a confident enough knitress to guess at what gauge yarn/needle size I need. I have a pretty average size head, I think, perhaps a bit on the small size.
What yarns should I use?
Any tips that would make this hat turn out nicely for a beginning knitter?
Also, when I alternate colors for each stripe, I should just join the two yarns and then cut off the first color, right?
Thanks so much,