I’m currently working on this pattern: http://www.pickles.no/cool-kid-hooded-hat/
and I’m finding the instructions a bit confusing since I am a new knitter. Here is where I got lost:
[I]Continue in rib pattern, K2, P2 for about 1.6 (1.6) 2 (2)".
On the next round K 16 (18) 20 (22) s in rib-pattern, cast off 8 s, K 16 (18) 20 (22) s in rib pattern.
Cut the yarn.
Place marker where you´ve cut the yarn (end of the original round, as [B]this is where you´ll increase for the back of the head[/B]). Slip all stitches on the left needle on to the right needle.
[B]Start knitting in garter stitch back and forth.[/B] [COLOR=“Red”](I just cut the yarn…what should I knit with? Am I joining in new yarn?)[/COLOR]
K2tog at the beginning and end of every second row 2 (2) 3 (3) times in total = 4 (4) 6 (6) s decreased = 28 (32) 34 (38) s.
[B]AT THE SAME TIME, increase on every second row for the back of the head like this[/B] [COLOR=“Red”](this part confuses me endlessly…does the “back of the head” refer to the place where I cut the yarn earlier? How am I knitting in two places at the same time?)[/COLOR]:
Knit until 1 stitch remains before the marker, increase 1 (make 1 right)
Knit 1 stitch past the marker, increase 1 (make 1 left)
If anyone has any experience making hooded hat, your advice/clarification would be much appreciated!