Ok so I am trying to make this hat for my daughter and so far I have the earflaps done but now it wants me to start casting on stitches and knitting in the round which wouldn’t be a problem but I don’t fully understand which needle I am casting onto. I think it wants me to start on the needle with the 1st earflap I did on it but then it seems like my CO is backwards and I am left with the yarn going from one needle to the other. I just don’t want to screw this up since I have hours of work into it already. Here is the pattern and the part that is confusing me. Ill also bold the section of the pattern I am on.
Using a cable cast on, CO 3 STS, knit across 1st ear flap, again using the cable cast on, CO 27 STS, knit across 2nd ear flap, PM. Being careful not to twist, connect for knitting in the round for the rest of the hat. (96 STS)
A picture of what it looks like CO the side with the 1st earflap.