Trouble with knit 1 below in hat pattern

Hi! I am trying to knit a hat for my boyfriend and I have run into trouble with figuring out how to continue the hat pattern I am using.

I have completed this Shaker Rib portion of the pattern:

Shaker Rib Stitch
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit.
Row 2: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.
Repeat rows 1-2.

Then I am supposed to move on to shaping the crown of the hat.
I can complete row 1 of this section, but when I get to row 2 I do not know how to K1-B on the stitches where I had decreased (the Sl 1 K2tog PSSO). I have tried many different ways to complete this stitch, but everything I try seems to result in the hat unraveling from this point. Please help!

Here are the instructions for shaping the crown:
Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1 *Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, K4. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2 - 53 sts.
Row 2: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: K1, *K1-B, P1. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K1-B, K1.
Row 7: K1 *Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, K2. Repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2 - 33 sts.
Row 8: K1, P1, *K1-B, p1. Repeat from * to last st, K1.
Row 9: Knit.
Rows 10-15: Repeat Rows 8 and 9 three times more.
Row 16 (Right Side): K2tog across row to last st, K1 - 17 sts.

If it is helpful, I am using the pattern called “His Favorite Ribbed Knit Hat Pattern” from AllFreeKnitting.

I had to try this to see what was going on. It’s not so pretty to do but it comes out OK if you insert the right needle into the stitch below all of the loops created by the double decrease on the previous row. The needle goes in just above the last K1-B. That way the sts won’t unravel.

Could you possibly attach a photo or something for me to see exactly where it worked for you? I am still struggling to get this right. :frowning:

The first photo shows a swatch after to dec and the second shows where the stitch below is.
However, knitting into that stitch left a long, unsecured loop. What worked better (not perfect, but better) was to k3together on the wrong side row. On the right side row, it’s then easier to knit into the stitch below and catch the 3sts that were knit together. That way there won’t be a loose yarn strand.

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