|pestering the cat, as usual|
And how?(Warning, knitting abbreviations ahead.)
Pick up 9 stitches on one side of the hat.
K five rows in stockinette stitch.
On the right side, K1, K2tog, K to three stitches before the end, ssk, K1. (7 stitches)
Purl 1 row.
K1, K2tog, K to three stitches before the end, ssk, K1. (5 stitches)
K1, K2tog, s1, return two stitches to left needle, K2tog, K1. (3 stitches)
Using the three remaining stitches, continue knitting to form I-cord. Add a cute little tassel.
Repeat on the other side!