I’m knitting the “Jacques Cousteau Hat” free from Ravelry and I am having a problem. The directions say…
Cast on 120/140 sts. in the round. Then I did the rib work for the 8 inches with no problems. Now I’m at the decrease part which consist of a KKS (meaning knit two stitches and then slip the first over the second). Now the problem begins here.
"Work 26/31 sts. in rib pattern, then KKS, place marker, knit 28/33 sts. in rib pattern, KKS, place marker, knit 28/33 sts. in rib pattern, KKS, place marker, Knit 28/33 sts. in rib pattern, KKS, place marker, purl 2.
The following decrease rows:
Work to two sts. of marker, KKS, repeat from. Decrease until 12 sts. remain. then break off etc.
I’m doing the small size which had a cast on of 120 stitches. But if you add up the "work 26, 28 x 3 times and 2 purl it does NOT add up to 120 sts. What am I not getting? The numbers don’t add up either for the larger size hat. Is it me or is it the pattern? Over a thousand people have knit this hat and yet I don’t get it. Thanks so much for any help you can give me.