In EZ’s book The Opinionated Knitter page 96, right paragraph, middle, are the words “Shape top as follows:

(P1, P2tog twice, K15 , M1) 3 times. Continue around and note that each round will have 3 fewer stitches and the plain knit-sections will start to narrow while still spiralling. Continue until you have 15 stitches”…etc.

Does this mean do the purling and knitting and m1 3 times and then knit the rest of the round on each row? I did this and the purling seemed to throw off the beautiful spiral line formed by the purl strip of previous directions. If someone has made this hat I would appreciate some help with this. I find some of EZ’s patterns seem to assume the knitter understands what she meant and she did not always finish out her directions.