I have a pattern for a hat using Plymouth Yukon yarn that I wanted to knit prior to attempting the "Kelly Hat" :lol: In the photo, the hat appears to be rib stitch, but the pattern reads to cast on 42 stitches, place marker and knit in the round until 6 1/2 yards are left. So, my question is THIS...do I just knit in the round or do I knit a round and purl a round until 6 1/2 yards are left?
I'll go ahead and ask my next question because although I haven't arrived there yet, I know they are coming :roflhard: The pattern tells me to then begin decreasing on round 1-6 (I'm assuming from where I ended?) and change to double pointed needles as needed...how do I know when they are needed? :?