Hi, I'm new to the knitting forum. Just want to say I love the hat and I'm in the process of making it. I'm at the point where you start to decrease, and suddenly confusion hit. When decreasing, the instructions say to keep the pattern. But not to sure how....ok, it doesn't take much to challenge me. For instance, the pattern is p2, k3....but when you decrease stitches does the pattern change. Can a once purl or knit stitch become the opposite due to less stitches..(Ok, I'm confusing myself as I type this, probably you too.) HELP Thank you.