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Old 12-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I am making a hat for the very first time and am having some difficulty deciphering STEP 4:

1.) Cast on 158-170 sts on circular needle US 1or2 .
2.)K1 round.
3.)Continue in rib K1/P1.
4.)****When rib measures 1"-2" K1 round AT THE SAME TIME dec 30-34 sts evenly on round = 128-136 sts*****

I have no idea about step 4. Does it mean to evenly take out 30 stitches from the round (meaning every 9 or so stitches I k2tog to evenly take away 30 stitches)
or does it mean every 30-34 stitches is when you decrease 1 st meaning I'll take out only 5 or so stitches (158/30)?

Thank you for any help.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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Step 4 means to take out 30sts from the round. You would decrease about every 5 sts (158/30) which means k3-4 sts, k2tog. Your final st count is 128sts.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:42 PM   #3
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You take out 30 or 34 total stitches, depending on your size.

Here's a handy-dandy site for figuring out exactly when to decrease--
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