Drop of a Hat by Mary Annarella

Drop of a Hat

December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 160 yards (119 - 146 m)
14½(17½, 20, 22¾)” in circumference, unstretched.
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One of the quickest, most satisfying cabled toques you can work—it’s all stockinette except for a bold, awesome cable that only requires a total of 5 cables in the whole hat (1 every 10th round).

And if you’re feeling a little badass, you get to deliberately drop a few of the stitches to reveal a ladder that twists in and out of it!  It’s an optional drop, however, and you absolutely don’t have to drop any stitch--the cable looks great and dramatic even without the dropping.

There’s a video to show you how to work the cables as well as how to drop the stitch and give you confidence, so come drop the stitch with me!