The buttons inspired me. I had a lot of fun incorporating beads into a recent Louisa Harding sweater pattern I knit, and decided to make something with beads knit into the garment when I found the beads on sale.
My favorite part is how I used cabling to give the appearance of the stems growing around the hat and ear warmer.
I have sons and genereally have a hard time finding cute patterns for them. I will probably be posting patterns appropriate for little boys most of the time, and I don't think it will happen too often, but I will do my best.