hi - i'm making this hat, but am having a little bit of a hard time how to make these "vertical scrunches" which create the bobbles.
so, you do a little ribbing at the bottom, then you start the pattern which says:
Row 6-right side-K3, *drop right st and ravel for 4 rows, insert needle in 5th row below and under the 4 raveled loops, K this st tog. with the 4 loops, K3; repeat from * to end.
1 - so, i knit 3, then drop the last stitch that i just knitted, right? (why knit it in the first place then?)
2 - how do you k the dropped stitch to the 4 loops? i understand the principle but how do you actually knit 5 loops together at once?