I'm so very glad to have found your posting. I read through the string of messages but am still stuck. I am hoping you (or anyone can clarify this for me).
So for the "Brim" section, I have already cast on the additional 20 stitches. For row 1: is says to "Yf,sl1 purl wise, yarn in back, k18, k2tog, turn work. So.... before I turn the work do I just knit to the end of the round? Or, do I continue with the Yf,sl1 purl wise, yarn in back, k18, k2tog pattern until I get to the end of the row? Because if I do that, I won't be able to complete the whole instructions for the last set before getting to the end, the last set would be like Yf,sl1 purl wise, yarn in back, k"8". I think I'm making this harder then needed. But don't want to have to start from the beginning. So I guess my question is do I do the instructions, then knit until the end, or continue doing the instructions over again until the end of the round even if you can't mathematically complete it.
I'd really appreciate any help that can be provided.