I want to knit a ladies’ hat. My pattern calls for a multiple of 4 stitches + 2. I’ve only every used a multiple of 8 for hats. How would I take care of those 2 extra stitches? Is this a dumb question? I feel like I should be able to figure this out!

Also, would 78 or 82 be a typical stitch count for an average-size ladies’ hat using bulky weight yarn with size 10 needles?

Thanks for any advice.