Anyway, I'm super happy with the way this hat turned out. And...I took notes, so I'll recap here, just in case you missed the first. If you didn't you can just skip over the the remainder of the post. c/o 88 stitches and do three inches of k2p2 ribbing. Change yarn knit one round. The bobble round was bobble, k3, repeat. Continue knitting for 3.5" begin decrease rounds. Decrease by k6, k2tog. Knit one round without decreases. Next round is k5, k2tog. Continue decrease rounds every round without alternating even rounds. This creates the more gathered top. When there are 11 stitches remaining, change yarn to red. Knit 8 rounds. Next round: k2tog five times, knit last stitch. Final round, k2tog three times for 3 stitches on one needle, continue working on one needle until i-cord is 4" long. Lightly stuff the cherry. Use scrap yarn gather the stitches at the bottom of the cherry to close the gap and create a rounded appearance. Knot the i-cord.
I used Berroco Comfort in Hummus, Pearl, and Pimpernel on a size 8 16" circular needle and a set of 8 dpns. Stitches used are knit, k2tog, and the bobble as described in Knitspeak by Andrea Berman Price.