need to decipher a pattern
I am new to knitting and am working on a hat with ear flaps. I have already done 14 cm of garter/stockinette stitch. It is time to start decreasing. The pattern reads as follows: k1,*k2tog, k6* repeat * to * and end with k1. Dec 7 sts in this manner every other row 7 times. What do I do on the other, every other row when I'm not decreasing? Am I knitting? Thanks!