Decreasing a hat

Hi. I am currently working on a Hat. The pattern is P2/K2. I am decreasing the hat. First Rnd ="Rib 6 in Established Pat, K2tog* around.
Can someone tell me what Established Pattern means? I am currently on Rnd 5 which is Rib 4 in established patt, K2tog* and it not coming out right. The pattern is a Ann Norling if that helps anyone. Thank You

continue in established pattern just means to continue the ribbing as you have been, working the k2togs into the pattern… so you still knit the knits and purl the purls as you come to them, the k2togs will be worked into your ribbing on the next round