Penchant noun - a definite liking; a strong inclination
I love how tiny changes in your knitting can have huge effects in the finished work. Sometimes that gives us headaches. But sometimes it lets us experiment with variations on a theme (and that's much more fun).
Both of these hats start out the same way, but then one tiny change gives you two totally different versions. Both are lovely and fun to work, and I suspect you'll end up making both!
Each hat is written in three sizes (a 72, 88, and 104 stitch cast on), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the hat. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn! I recommend working at something around 4.25, 4.5, or 4.75 stitches per inch, and I've included a table to help you figure out what gauge you'll want to use for your head size.
I worked my hats with a deep brim and a fair bit of slouch, and they took about 200 yards each.