I’m knitting the “simple hat” from the simple hat and scarf set from cables untangled. I cast on 96 stitches for the large hat and have done the 4 or so inches of knit 2 purl 2 ribbing. Then there is the increase round. The directions say:

- K2, P2, [M1, knit into the front and back of the next stitch] two times, P2, Repeat from * around. 144 stitches.

Here is what I did. I knit 2, I purled 2, I knit twice into the first knit stitch and twice into the second knit stitch and then I purled two. However, I ended up with 120 stitches, not 144. What did I do wrong?

I did the math, and if you break the increase section into chunks of k2 p2 k2 p2, you have 8 stitches, a set of knits and set of purls, a set of knits and and set of purls. Divide what I cast on by 8 and you get 12. So I am increasing 2 stitches 12 times for a total of 24 increase stitches which when you add it to 96 is 120.:gah:

The reason I am worried about getting it right is that after the increase row you do a braided cable rib pattern and I am concerned that if I increase differently it will throw off the pattern. And I don’t think the 144 is a typo, because it is mentioned when you start the decrease rounds.:wall:

Can anyone help me?

Mornnen