Trouble reading a pattern

I’m new to the community, so I hope I’m not posting this in the wrong place. Here’s my dilemma, I’ve made the Snowman Hat from “itty bitty Hats” (by Susan B. Anderson). Things went great, no problems, till I got to the carrot nose. I worked that nose 10 times, thinking I must just be doing something wrong with my slip, slip, knit, and yet still it would not come together.

Can somebody look at this pattern and tell me if it’s a misprint and I’m not crazy! Or is it “do-able”?

[B]“Carrot Nose” Cast on 9. Row 1 and all odd rows: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Slip 1 stitch, slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together through the back loops, knit 7 stitches, knit 2 stitches together. 7 stitches remain."[/B]

Well, after I slip, slip, knit together, I only have 7 stitches left. How can I knit 7 and still have 2 left to knit together?

And then all the remaining even rows present this same problem…of there be two less stitches. Was the cast on a mis-print, do you think? Or did I just [I]think[/I] I knew how to slip, slip, knit together?

Thanks for any help. (It’s a darlin’ hat, by the way!)

You are right. It doesn’t work out.

I checked the errata page for the book and there isn’t a correction for that hat.

You might want to email the author and ask her if she is aware of the issue. Her website is here.

In the meantime, try either casting on 11 stitches instead of 9 or knitting 5 stitches instead of the 7 and then knitting the last 2 together.

Hope this helps!


Your right… you wouldn’t have enough to K2tog…I looked up the pattern on ravelry…and someone posted that they did a Knit 5 instead of Knit 7… then did the K2tog…it’s a very cute hat!! :happydance: