Another question about knitting in the round

Back to the santa hat with the decrease • Knit 8, k2 together to end
Do you just straight knit the rows in between???
Knit 7 rows
• Knit 7, k2 together to end
Knit 3 rows
• Knit 6, k2 together to end
Knit 3 rows
• Knit 5, k2 together to end
Knit 3 rows
• Knit 4, k2 together to end Knit 2 rows
• Knit 3, k2 together to end
Knit 2 rows
• Knit 2, k2 together to end
Knit 2 rows
• Knit k2 together to end
Knit 2 rows
• Knit 2 together until 1 st remains

Yes, just knit the stitches that remain for the 3 rows between.