Cast Off Twice?

I have a pattern from Lion Brand Yarn for the Saturday Morning Hoodie. For the hood it says At beg of next row, bind off 3 sts twice, 2 sts twice, 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) sts twice - 17 (17, 20, 22, 22, 24)
sts. Work even for 5 (5, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 6) in. [12.5 (12.5, 14, 14, 15, 15) cm] for top of hood. Bind off. Sew
bound-off edges of hood to top.
I do not understand it at all. Please help.

When a pattern says to bind off twice, it means to bind off that many stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.

So in this case you’d bind off 3 at the beginning of the next 2 rows, then bind off 2 at the beginning of the next two rows, and then however many stitches for your size.

So glad I found this, I started this pattern and then I set it aside, thinking when I came back to it I would understand it. 7 years later I picked it back up, and still did not understand this portion of the pattern. I finally found your answer and I really appreciate your explaining it in simple language. Fortunately, my husband did not change sizes, so he should be able to wear it soon!