I've not tried that bit yet! I think it makes sense. I have 86 stitches on my needles and need to get down to 16 stitches with decreasing every 4th row.
It is supposed to be a beret for dd for evacuation day (they have to go in costume) I got stubborn when I saw the prices of unsuitable berets in the shop. I also have a size 14 skirt to make fit a very skinny 11 year old and a gas mask to make. Not much time. I am starting to get a bit worried!