Knitting pattern question
I recently got a pattern for a hat that I wanted to try and I think I have figured out the majority of it, and I think I have figured out how to do it except 1 row. The cast-on is 54 stitches. Here is the instructions as written:
*K1, inc, rep from * to end. 81 sts
I know I need to knit , then increase, but where I am getting caught up is I start with 54 stitches and following this I am to end with 81. If I am reading it right, shouldn't it double? Or am I simply misunderstanding the pattern completely?