But it is now Rory's and not for Carl, lol. I was able to use a crochet hook to weave in the ends and didn't have to have a needle.
Here it is with the finished tassel. (The photos of Rory in it were before I got the tassel done, he had to go to bed before I finished.)
Not bad for my first knitting project! I am making Arden one now with a ribbed rim on it instead of the rim I did for Rory's. It is more difficult, so we will see how it goes. :)