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Where in the world are you? (Just kidding.)
In other top-down hat patterns, I've seen kfb used for increases -- I think those work better when you've got a lot of them to do on every round. You'd be knitting in the front and back of a stitch instead of knitting into the strand between stitches. If you need more guidance, click on the "Glossary" tab above, and look under kfb. (For m1p, you can use pfb.)