Using the instructions from the Knit Picks catalog, I decided to try out the Russian join. I made this hat for a friend at work. The places where the two colours join is obvious, but not the join itself - which I love. Awesome, right?
The "hole" above my eyebrow is where I increased a stitch. The yarn is Lion Bran Woolease and the pattern loosely follows Turn a Square. Was well received and fit well too.