Hmm, so I purl the stitch, but I don't take it off of the left needle; do the YO; then knit into the back loop of the stitch I just purled? Then that st can come off the left needle and I continue in pattern?
If I'm counting correctly, that will add two stitches side-by-side, one from the purled stitch that I didn't "finish," and one from the YO?
Again I can't thank you enough. This little hat looks so cute, and simple to knit up if I could just get the edge-the rest is just a plain stockinette. I will send pics if I ever get it right!