I found this knitted hat on this blog awhile ago and was quite taken with it. I made two of them on holiday and had to wait until I got home to my button jar to finish them off.
What is it about a pile of buttons that little fingers can't resist? E swooped in to grab one just as I was taking a photo and W couldn't resist them either. I used to always play with my mom's buttons in her jar too.
I didn't find quite what I had in mind for buttons but I found some that look good. Here is the first hat, made with the leftover yarn from this vest.
Here is the second one made with some thrifted very soft cotton. I chose some mother-of-pearl buttons for it.
Since being home I made another one (with more of the leftover vest yarn) to give to the person who took care of our home while we were gone.