Yup, the needles should be closest to you with the cable away. Just knit every row and you'll get your st st. And if by some chance you find you're getting your purls on the outside, you can turn the hat inside out later on.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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