Hi all,

I’m having a bit of an issue w/ the formula for this supposed basic pattern LOL!

Here’s the URL: http://www.mielkesfarm.com/bsic_hat.htm

I’ve done the stockinette sample and came up with “A” = 5 (sts to the in.)

Measurement is 21". So for loose fit -1 , B = 20

Ok got that much LOL!

K, multiply 20x5, C= 100 ok got it!

Next says to add/subtract a little from C (100) until it is divisible by 10 …which it already is. So I leave it alone, right??

Then says to add/subtract a little from C (100) and D (100?) gives you E…which ends up being “0”. Hmmm??? :?? Does this sound correct??

Says to cast on D stitches = 100. Later after the ribbing working in St st, increase/decrease E which is “0”, so that I have C sts on the needle which is also 100.

Also a question about the decreasing…ugh…

Here’s what it says:

*If your number of cast on stitches (“D”) is divisible by 9, start your decreases for the top of the hat with K7, k2tog…; if by 8, start the decreases with k6, k2 tog…; if by 7, start dec by k5…etc. NOTE: “D” also needs to be divisible by 4 for k2. p2 ribbing, or by 2 for k1,p1 ribbing. If necessary, cast on a stitch or two more or less than what is needed to make the top decreases work out, and increase or decrease to that number of stitches once you have knitted the ribbing.

If I’m correct w/ my CO sts (D) being 100. Then it would be divisible by 5. So, if divisible by 5, do I start my decreases at the top of the hat with k3, k2tog…??

So then would it be:

K3, k2tog around

K2 rounds even

K2, k2tog around

K2 rounds even

K1, k2tog around

Since I basically get down to a “K1, k2tog” last round for the next part which says:

Continue in this manner. When you get down to around half of “D”, dec every rnd.

If what I anticipated D to be which is 100. When I get down to 50 when I dec every rnd. Do I just k2tog, k2tog, etc. all the way around??

LOL!!! UGh, maybe I should find a MORE BASIC pattern lol this one’s not B-A-S-I-C enough for me…

Thanks in advance!!

KNITBIT