I've only just started knitting and my only completed project thus-far is a scarf which I did in simple stocking-stitch.
Today I decided I'd like to start something a little more involved and went to the knitting shop where the nice lady gave me a free pattern she'd made for a hat with a ribbed edge.
I'm a little thrown on something which is, I'm sure, very basic.
To do a ribbed edge I need to do two knits, two purls, two knits, two purls etc. This, as I understand it, is to made the edge a little more elastic and therefore the hat will be more snug.
Therefore my question is this: Should my casting on also be switching between knits and purls, or is this even possible?
I've made a bit of a mess of it so far...