Darling Honey was designed to be feminine and fun with the feel of being a boutique knit. It’s an easy going hat perfect for pairing up with a casual outfit and your every-day Fall & Winter jacket.
Following the pattern as written will produce a semi-slouch hat. However, you can easily work the overall length slightly shorter for a classic beanie style or longer for a rasta influenced look (where to make this change is noted within instructions).
The “bobbles” that for the clusters are actually nupps (instructions can be found in the stitch guide), so there is no turning the hat around to knit back and eat up precious knitting time.
One lovely characteristic of the Capra yarn this design is worked in is its flexible gauge. If you wish to work a smaller version of Darling Honey you can simply work at a tighter gauge and the fabric produced will still look lovely! (i.e. for a toddler size work the lower edge at a gauge of 6 sts per inch for a 16.5” circumference and then go up to 5.5 sts per inch for the main body, or continue at the smaller gauge to refrain from loosing the tot in a too floppy hat.)