Help decreasing in rib

That pattern is Patons easy rib hat and scarf. I’m ready to decrease. it says: K2 *work 2tog. rib across 8 sts. rep from * to end of row. 74 stitches.

[B]2nd row[/B] knit the knits and purl the purls.

none of this makes any since to me.

It’s a pretty common decrease for hats. They want you to knit 2 stitches, then knit 2 together, then continue ribbing for 8 stitches, and repeat. This gradually decreases the top of the hat.

The next row is just ribbing.

Is it a k2, p2 rib? Then you’d want to k2, p2tog, work 8 sts in the rib pattern, then either k2tog or p2tog, depending on where you land in the pattern, and do another 8 sts in the rib.

k2 p2 is knit 2 purl 2. But if you can’t figure it out, I don’t think it’s an “Easy Hat & Scarf” if you can’t figure it out. p.s. That’s all I know of it.

Sue is correct. Purl two together after the knit 2. :thumbsup: