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Cock your Hat

(To). To set your hat more on one side of the head than on the other; to look knowing and pert. Soldiers cock their caps over the left side to “look smart.” (See Cocked Hat )

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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