Hello! I’m new here and have really loved knitting for several years though I only work through patterns. I’ll be honest, I don’t have much technical knowledge of knitting.

I was hoping to get some advice on a pattern I recently bought online. It is a basic ribbed hat and I’m a little stuck. I think the pattern is wrong because I’ve knitted it per instruction twice and I don’t end up with the number of stitches needed.

I have 74 stitches and I need to get to get to 60 stitches through decreasing. It says to *k2, p2tog, k1, p2tog, Repeat from * till end, but P last two st

Do this, I end up with 54 stitches, not the needed 60. I really need to finish this hat but I don’t know what to do.

If anyone could help me I’d really appreciate it. Like I said, my technical knowledge of knitting is not very good and I’m struggling to figure out how to fix the pattern so it works.

Thank you!