Need help

I am making a hat

It says: For each round, repeat the instructions between *'s 7(8.9.10) times.

Round 1: k8, k2 tog

all the way to round 10.

I am just new at knitting and not sure what they are trying to say. THanks for anyone that can help

It means they want you to knit eight, then knit two stitches together as one then knit eight then knit two together as one again and again until you reach the end of the round. You need to do it for ten rounds in total.

THanks so much, I thought so but wasn’t sure.