Oh well, so I am doing it wrong. It is a little hard to K2tog after the M1 row, but doable. I actually really like the way the pattern looks. I am making a hat with the shape of Half Dome from the new Knitty, but with the garter ridges pattern (or whatever it would be called now). It has a honeycomb crocheted kind of look and that was my plan so all is working out.