I did the ribbing first ""10" or what ever measure your cercumference of your head.
I knit using knook hook 5mm.
I knit 'till "5" not included the ribbing then I decrease until starting the tail pretty simple.
knitcro do hook
cast on 83 Cast on 83 stitch front and back. Russian stitch, row1- P all across row2- switch color,2 color I used Pink, & c...