First off, here is the link http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTswell.html
I have a few questions.
First off, I am confused about the earflaps, it says to Kfb the edges where stated but I am not sure if I am making the stitch K even on the purl rows or purling like Amy’s video on the purl sides. I did purl on purl side, knit on knit side and my flaps don’t look like the picture but I am not sure if maybe that is blocking?
Secondly, it states to join the round and then purl 2 rows. I dont see any sign of this in the pictures on knitty. When I purled 2 rows, you could definitely tell they were purled and I dont like how it looks with the flaps. Did I miss something?
Lastly, (so far lol) I adapted the number of stitches since my gauge was smaller but I liked how much warmer the smaller gauge made the hat. My gauge is 20 st/31 rows=4 inches. This works perfectly following the large size since my dh’shead is right in the middle of the med and large. But looking ahead, I am trying to figure out how to decrease the extra 11 stitches I put in. Instead of starting out with 99 like the large pattern, I have 110. I thought I may have found a pattern to the numbers but the first decrease is based on multiples of 3. Then I looked at the first decrease ont he medium and I have no idea why she decreased it that way. Any experts wanna tell me how to get rid of my 11 stitches? I figure a few extra rows of decreases should work perfectly with my gauge. Yeah, I know its bad to wing it lol.