I am working on a pattern I got from Red Heart called Cabled Chapeau and am a little confused with some of the instructions for the brim. I have included the full instructions for the brim below my questions.
I would really appreciate help with this! I’m making the hat as a christmas present for my little sister and this is the last portion I have to knit.
Question 1: How do you work more stitches in the middle of a row so that all cast on stitches are knit?
Question 2: How do I know which rows are the short-rows?
Question 3: At the very beginning of the instructions it says to “begin with a right side row and work in St st” does this mean I should work one row in St st and then start the short rows?
Pattern for brim:
Cast on 40 sts. Begin with a right side row, work in St st and work short-row shaping as follows:
Row 1: Knit 25, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, p12; turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k15; turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p18; turn.
Continue to work in this manner, working 3 more sts at center each time until all 40 sts have been worked. Work 6 rows even in St st. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 10 rows-20sts. Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of next 4 rows-8sts. Bind off.