Leonora I've moved your post to a separate thread so it doesn't get lost in the other one.
On your first question, you would repeat those 2 rows until it's the length you need that's half your waist measurement. Then you work an increase row the 'incl' is really 'inc 1' some fonts make the small L and 1 look the same.
For the hat pattern, see my other reply below, I misread the pattern.
sue- knitting heretic
Last edited by suzeeq : 11-13-2012 at 07:29 PM.