So I decided to challenge my knitting skills and knit a hat. I learned how to read the lace chart, and I did 8 reps of the pattern (per the instructions). The next part says to pick up and knit 80 stitches; but no matter what I do, I only end up with around 56 stitches. The pattern is here:
Can someone PLEASE tell me what I could be doing wrong? Thanks!