Hi, I’ve been knitting for a year so I consider myself a beginner. I bought a beginner pattern for a hat today that I’m struggling to understand. It says the brim is knit flat and joined later when changing needle sized. I know brimmed flat means not in the round, but I’m confused as to how this transitions to the hat body. Here is the pattern:
Setup 124 stitches in largr needle
Setup rows - switch to smaller needle, 6 rows of knitting
Rows 1,3,5,8,10: K2,k2tog,k to last st, sl1
Rows 2,4,7,9,11: p2, p2tog, p to last st, sl1
Row 6: P2, p2tog, p to last st, sl1
Row 12: k2, k2tog, K to last st, sl1
Had Body Setup: Using the knitted-on cast-on method, CO 13 sts, sl 1st st on right needl to left needle, being careful not to twist, k2tog, place marker, knit two rounds. Change to larger needle, Work one round in 1x1 rib.
When I transition from the brim to the Hat, is the knitted-on cast on method adding 13 stitches to my brim? Or am I supposed to cast off and start a new cast on for the hat body?
I’m used to patterns stating when to join in the round and this doesn’t specifically state when. Am I joining in the round after the k2tog?