I'm knitting a ski cap. I just finished the ear flaps. My pattern says to knit one of the flaps onto a circular needle then cast on the stitches for the back of the hat. Then the next flap is knit onto the circular and the front stitches are cast on before joining and working in the round.
I knitted the first flap onto the circular but can't figure out how to cast on the additional stitches. I usually use long tail cast on but it doesn't seem to work in this case since my yarn is still attached to the flap.
What cast on method should I use to add the extra stitches?