Hi Everyone: It’s been a while since I have had any time to knit, and let’s just say a bit rusty. I would like to make this hat for my nephew, and before I begin I want to understand the entire pattern. I understand the chart and what to do, but when it comes to the second part the decrease section I am a bit confused. Here is what I understand: K 1 round. Then 4 rounds of the rib (= K 2/P 2). Then the chart which is Round 1: K2, P2 - repeat to end of round, Round 2: K3, P1 - repeat to end of round, Round 3: K2, P2 - repeat to end of round, Round 4: K3, P1 - repeat to end of the round. Then from here, I am somewhat confused. Here is the rest of it that I need some assistance with;
When piece measures 18-20 cm / 7"-8’’ – adjust so that last round is a round with K 2/P 2 - on next round P tog every 3rd and 4th st in diagram M.1 = 66-72 sts.
Work 2 rounds with K 2/P 1 pattern (alternately K and P upwards). On next round, K all 2 K sts tog to 1 K st = 44-48 sts.
Work 2 rounds with K 1/P 1 pattern.
Then K2 tog around = 22-24 sts.
K 1 round, then on next round K2 tog around again = 11-12 sts remain on needle.
Pull the yarn through all sts, tighten tog and fasten.
The hat measures approx. 22-24 cm