# Problem with bernat pattern

Hello, I am wondering if anyone can help me with a pattern. I am knitting a hat with Bernat Chunky yarn. The pattern has 46 stitches at cast on and then is garter stitch only. To shape top the 1st row is K1 *k2tog. k7ssk Rep from *to last st. k1 I should have 38 stitches left at this point. But I do not. Can anyone help Many Thanks.

Hi Annie and welcome to Knitting Help!

Begin with 46 stitches. K1 k2tog, k7, ssk, repeat from to last stitch, k1, end with 38 stitches.

The math works out, this is what you will knit on the first decrease row:

K1
K2tog, K7, ssk
K2tog, K7, ssk
K2tog, K7, ssk
K2tog, K7, ssk
K1

The four pattern repeats from to use 11 stitches, and each pattern repeat contains two stitch decreases (the k2tog and the ssk)
This will decrease your original stitch count by eight stitches from 46 stitches to 38 stitches.

Hope this helps

Dear Claire Thanks so much for your help, hopefully I will finish this hat before the snow flies. Brrrr. Many Thanks.

I’m also having trouble with the Bernat “make it big” knit super scarf. When I get to row 5 I run out of stitches even though I have 29 like I’m supposed to. the pattern is
K1. *yo. Sl1. K2tog. psso.
yo. K3. Rep from * to last 4 sts. yo.
Sl1. K2tog. psso. yo. K1.

But when I get to the last 4 stitches, I only have enough to do YO, SL1. I cant do K2TOG, PSSO, YO and K1 because that’s the end of the stitches. It also doesn’t say to continue to add more stitches so I’m confused.

Welcome to the forum!
Are you working the yarn over by bringing the yarn to the front between the needles and then over the right needle to the back? That’s it. There’s no knit stitch included in the yo.

I’m doing the yarn over by bringing yarn around the back of the right needle and through the middle to the front right and then knitting one stitch from the left needle.

Yes, don’t do a knit stitch at the end of the yarn over. That’s where you’re probably losing sts.
Just do the yarn over the right needle and slip one or yarn over the right needle and go on to the k3. Don’t add an extra knit stitch.