With A, cast on 60 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 6 in. (15 cm) from beg, end with WS row.
Next (Decrease) Row: *K2tog, k4; rep from * across – 50 sts at end of row.
Continue in St st until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: *K2tog, k3; rep from * across – 40 sts.
Continue in St st until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg.
Sew seam. With B, embroider a cross st onto Hat, then embroider a straight st over cross st to make a snowflake. Rep for additional snowflakes around Hat as desired.
Cut 2 lengths of B, each about 2 yards (1.5 meters) long. Fold strands in half and knot about 4 in. (10 cm) from fold to form a loop. Secure loop around doorknob. Twist other end tightly until yarn begins to twist back on itself. Release loop from doorknob. Bring ends together and let cord twist on itself, smoothing to even the twist. Knot ends, trim loop.
Thread Cord through Hat about 2 in. (5 cm) from bound-off edge, pull to close top of Hat. Knot Cord. Weave in ends.