What does this pattern mean

I have come to a part of a beanie pattern that says to work [5:3:3] rows more. I’ve just completed the first decrease row. What does the work [5:3:3] rows more mean?

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Does the beanie come in different sizes? These are likely the number of rows to work for each of the sizes. Pick the number that corresponds to your size and work that number or rows.
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Here’s a pic of the pattern. Starts at thr bottom of first column in

So since the directions are for the 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes, you would work 5 rows without decreases.

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Ok great thanks so much. So i work 5 rows then another decrease row then work 3 rows then decrease then 3 rows again. Am I undertstanding it right?

The (5,3,3) refers to the number of rows to work for the 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes before going on to the next directions. So you would work 5 rows and then go on to the next direction.

(The 4th size works 3 rows and the 5th size works 3 rows before going on to the next direction.)

Oh ok thanks