This fall I finished up this bear hoodie for my nephew (which I knit last winter and just needed to add the finishing touches to.) I knit one of these for B when he was little and was looking forward to knitting it again. It’s such a great pattern- The Burton Bear Cowl by Heidi May at The Velvet Acorn. I knit it up in Quince & Co. puffin, in the colorway Twig. It can be a challenge to get good pictures of handknits when they are not being worn, and I found that with this one too, but once this hoodie is on it is just too cute. My sister sent me a picture of my nephew wearing it and he is so adorable, a bundled up cozy bear on a cold day.
The pattern calls for one large, decorative button. I immediately thought of the branches Jeff had in Oregon cascara wood, which is naturally yellow in color and just beautiful. He made me a button to put on the bear cowl, and he made me some extras too. I love these buttons so much! I really liked the yellow button with the brown yarn, I think it makes a great combination. (And I loved how the yellow button matched those fall grapes leaves in the photo above.) I posted nine of these buttons in the shop in case you would like one to make your own bear hoodie, or if you would like some for another project. Happy Creating!