Back!-Reindeer Hat

So after a huge hiatus from knitting, I’m back from college, and need to make Xmas gifts–meaning I’ve returned with a knitting fever!

I was planning on making this beautiful hat for my boyfriend, however, I was looking @ the free .pdf instructions, and I’m not quite sure I understand. Under pattern instructions, the pattern explains to CO 108 and join in the round. Then it says “K15 rows even.” However, in the picture it doesn’t look like that many knitted rows to then “proceed work rows 1-14 in chart.”

Any tips in reading this pattern would be greatly appreciated!

Glad to be back!!! :woohoo:

[FONT=Helvetica][SIZE=3][FONT=Helvetica][SIZE=3][LEFT][COLOR=blue]Working row 15 of chart, PU[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]each provisionally cast-on st and[/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]k it together with corresponding[/COLOR][/LEFT]
[COLOR=blue]live st on your needle. This[/COLOR]

You are going to turn those 15 rows up and attach to the charted rows …making the 15 rows double thickness … with the solid color inside like a lining. [/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

Bc I don’t want to screw this up further, I’m wondering if I’m doing this correctly.

I knitted 15 rows, then did 14 more using the chart for the pattern. How does the “Working row 15 of chart, PU each provisionally cast-on st and k it together” work?" Do I put on the st at the bottom from the first row, and then knit with it?

With a provisional cast on I usually use a contrasting color of waste yarn. I’m not seeing any in your picture. What I do is take out the waste yarn so that I have live stitch loops of the project yarn, put them on another circular needle (although if you don’t have one, maybe you could put a few at a time on a straight needle [dpn would be nice]). Then I fold the hem up, bringing the edge live stitches up even with the ones on the needle I’m knitting with. Have the held stitches behind the ones you’re knitting at present. Now knit the hem edge stitches together with the the ones you’re to work on the next row. You’re working one stitch from each needle together. This catches the hem up and secures it.