I need help with a baby’s hat I am knitting. I have knitted until my hat measured 9 cm. Now my pattern says to Cast off the first and the last 30 sts on the row.
Back: = 39 middle sts. Continue working pattern B as established and at the same time dec 1 st at each side every 4 rows 9 times = 21 sts rem. Work until the back section meas the same as the cast-off sides. Cast off.
My problem is should I cast off the first 30 sts, then knit the middle 39 sts and continue to cast off the last 30 and then break the yarn and rejoin the yarn to the middle 39 sts? And I don’t understand the part that says to work until the back section meas. the same as the cast off sides. Wouldn’t the middle section already be longer than the sts. that I cast off?
I know this may sound confusing and I hope someone out there can help me figure this out. This pattern is harder then any I have previously done, maybe I should have stuck with the easy ones.