How to Decrease in Knitting
Decreasing stitches makes your knitted piece narrower. Decreases are used for sleeve caps, neckline shaping, shaping the crown of a hat, etc., and are paired with yarn over increases in lace knitting.
There are other decreases that decrease by more than one stitch, and decreases that do not lean left or right. They are slightly more advanced and are in the Special Stitches section of our patterns.
Below: LW4194 Carousel Hat Knitting Pattern