Hey everybody! These questions are probably really silly, but I need some clarification. Please don't laugh at my noob-ness.
This is my first time reading a pattern (and I just started knitting). It's like trying to learn a new language.
I have some questions about this pattern. Seed Stitch Hat
I believe you have to sign up at their website to view it, but I posted the relevant info here for those who can't see the pattern.
The pattern says to "Cast on 80 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 3 rows. Work in Seed st until Hat measures 5 in. (12.5 cm) from beginning, end with a WS row."
That is 5 inches in height, right?
The pattern says "Row 1 (RS): *(K1, p1) 4 times, k2tog; rep from * - 72 sts."
Okay, is the number 72 the amount of stitches I will have starting the next row (because of the k2tog decreases)?
To finish this hat the pattern says I have to "Sew back seam." Ummm, do I sew it with the yarn and a tapestry like needle or do I do it with regular sewing needles and thread? I can sew on buttons and fix holes and such but I wouldn't exactly call myself a seamstress. Is this a very difficult process? Should I be scouring Youtube for videos on how to do this?
I know those are ridiculous questions but I'm honestly not sure of the answers. This will be my first "real" project (I made a garter stitch scarf that turned out well, I think). If this hat turns out all wonky I'll still proudly wear it (under a hood
Thanks in advance for any responses. I really appreciate it.