I picked up a Bernat free pattern for an “Easy Snowboarder Hat.” I feel like I can follow patterns but this one has me confused.
The instructions are as follows:
First ear flap: “Cast on 5 sts; first row knit; begin with a purl row; cont in stocking st inc 1 st each end of next and every row until there are 21 sts; purl 1 row; Inc 1 st each end of next and following alt row; 25 sts”; purl 1 row. Break yarn and leave on spare needle.
I didn’t have any problem with the first ear flap.
Second ear flap: Work from " to " as for first ear flap but do not break yarn.
Question… These ear flaps are now exactly the same and I think they should be mirror images of one another. The ear flap is not symmetrical after the 21 sts and the piece has increases only on the alternate rows (knit).
To join ear flaps:
Turn work and cast on 19 sts. Turn back and knit across 25 sts from first ear flap. Turn work and cast on 8 sts. 77 sts.
Question…I understand what the words mean but I really don’t understand how to accomplish this. I guess I need more of an explanation about what I should be doing with the first and second flaps and in which hand each piece should be in.