Newboy cap

I am stuck on the brim of the newsboy cap from sit and knit, I completed the first set of short rows but then it goes on to say do three in the center until 40 stitches are completed but it is not stating make three has anyone made this brim?

Welcom to KH!
Can you give us a link to the pattern?
What are the exact directions after the short rows? (Just that small section of the pattern please, not the entire pattern. We get into copyright problems.)