Making stripes in the round is such a challenge. Whether it is a hat or armigurumi, you want your piece to look nice on all sides…not just the front. This used to make me totally curse because I am a perfectionist by nature and this just was not going to do.
Below is an excellent video by June Gilbank of Planet June which shows her method for making perfect stripes. I personally use her invisible method when making most things in the round as I am cutting off a color for a new one anyway. Here are her results followed by the video.
While she shows this using single crochet, I have used it with hdc and dc stitches. Also if you go to her blog page on perfect stripes, she has a video showing this method for left handed crocheters as well as written instructions.I have just found this to be invaluable to me. As I said I can be a persnickety perfectionist when it comes to these things. Thanks June!