I am following the pattern for the bonnet found at the link I pasted here. I am totally lost on what to do with the bold instructions.
Neck and chin band: Fold 5 sts along
front edge to RS and secure at cast on
and cast off edges. Thread yarn through
each st at shorter edge (back of Bonnet).
Pull tightly and secure yarn.
With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 37 (42-46) sts
along cast on and cast off edges (working
through both thicknesses at each end).
Cast on 14 sts. 51 (56-60) sts in total.
Knit 1 row.
Thanks for helping!