Ohmigosh!!!! I am getting really frustrated with this.
I couldn't figure out what row i was supposedly on, so i ripped the whole thing out. The stitches I had didn't match up to what was in the pattern, so I couldn't figure out what to do. When i ripped it out, i found out i had evidently started with 16 stitches the last time - i don't know how the heck that happened?? I'm still not sure.
now i can't even get past the third row. i have the 24fdpc's, and i keep coming up with only 36 stitches in the next row, not 40. I have tried it 3 times. I had to turn off the TV even so i could try concentrating more on it, and I just don't get what the problem is. ::::deep breathing::::
I recently updated the pattern so the standard size is medium instead of large, so if you started on the hat before the update there should be 16 stitches to begin with. If you restarted with 14 stitches to begin with you should have 28 fpdcs at the end of the second row, if you only have 24 then the third row will only give you 36 stitches, so the problem lies somewhere in rows 1-2, hope this makes sense.