Hi, I'm making a baby hat that has ear flaps. Here is what the pattern says:
Knit 5 (6) stitches in ribbing as usual, then twice into each stitch for the next 15 (18) stitches. Then 26 (30) normal stitches, twice into the next 18, then 5 (6) normal. On the next round start knitting stockinette, and put all the new stitches onto an additional needle/thread, and leave them for later. The best needle is a small safety pin, wich can be closed.
What new stitches do I put onto an additional needle? Because new stitches are every other, do they want me to put every other stitch into a new needle? This doesn't make sense.