Divide them evenly between 3 of the double pointed needles

I am just beginning to knit and want to knit caps for the troops. I got a pattern but I do not understand this statement “Divide them evenly between 3 of the double pointed needles.” I am only using two needles so this does not make sense. I know this may sound stupid but I really could use some help. Thank you very much

It sounds like the pattern you have is written to be worked in the round. When working in the round, you have your stitches divided onto 3 or 4 double pointed needles and then you work ‘rounds’ with the 4th (or 5th) double pointed needle.

If you are working flat, with two needles, you will need a hat pattern written for such. Check out www.knittingpatterncentral.com and look in their hats section. You will likely find loads of options there.