Tonight while watching "Blast from the Past" I made this little ball. I used this pattern, or some variation of it, to make my hairball last year.
I wasn't paying attention, so the stripe is not at all in the middle. Oops. Also the pattern wanted me to make two halves and then whip stitch them together, but I didn't want to do that so I just sort of reversed the first instructions to make the second half. It only kind of worked.
I used a hook three sizes smaller than suggested, and I think it's closer to the correct size.