Someone please clarify this for me! Cant wait to start!

This is what i emailed to the woman who created a fantastic hat pattern that im doing…she is in Europe…can someone answer this for me…read below:

Good Day to you!

I was online and saw your beautiful Odessa Hat Pattern. I have a question.

In this paragraph:

“Using US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, cast on 110 sts. Join into round, being careful not to twist stitches. K3, p2 all the way around until work measures 1” / 2.5 cm from cast-on edge. K2 sts and place marker. The marker (not the tail of the yarn) is the beginning of all future rounds. Switch to US 6 (4 mm) needles. Begin Odessa hat pattern: work 2 plain rounds, *1 beaded round, 3 plain rounds, repeat from * until work measures 5.5” / 14 cm from cast-on edge.”

The "K2 Sts and place marker" is that when I start the k3, p2 ribbing or is that k2 place marker and then start the plain pattern round?

I just want to be sure…

Thanks so much!!

you are going to do the ribbing for an inch, place the marker, and then start the pattern round.

Oooooooh, that’s a LOVELY pattern (even without beads!).

Be sure to show us how it turns out!