Buttonette beanie hat - knitting pattern

This is the perfect pattern for showcasing hand-dyed yarns and funky buttons! The pattern starts with a deep sideways knit band and continues into the crown by working in the round. Using only a single skein and one rather large button, this Hat would make a perfect gift. Modern and stylish, it’s a quick and relaxing knit too.

Buttons available from Tree Gems: 

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, picking up sts

24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St
 23 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Moss (Seed) St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22) in/ 45.75 (51, 56) cm (Finished size 16 (18, 20) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 51) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Picking up Sts & Knitting in the Round

Materials you need at home:

  • 146 (174, 224) yd/134 (160, 206) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Squein Queen Plushness (300yd/275m per 100g; 80% Wool, 10% Angora, 10% Cashmere))

  • 36yd/33m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm St.St swatch 

  • Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Pair 3mm/UK11/US2½ straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 x Tree Gems 3.25in/8cm button

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

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