Button Eskimo Baby Hat

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Does it feel like Autumn yet? In Vegas, not quite yet. But that doesn’t prevent me from getting ready for it! And since my toddler is no longer a baby, hopefully others will find this pattern more useful than I do at this moment :)

This Button Eskimo Baby Hat will keep your little one warm all autumn and winter long. You can switch up the colors to make it for a boy or a girl. 

Button Eskimo Baby Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy} 


Can you tell that I love buttons? (Pretty much every pattern I write uses buttons.)

Button Eskimo Baby Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy}

Button Eskimo Baby Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy}
Button Eskimo Baby Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy}

  I made a hat with crocheted buttons and I love how they look. I have included the small crochet buttons in the pattern as well. 


Baby Button Eskimo Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy}


***You are welcome to use this pattern to make items in your crochet shop, however you MUST link back to this blog post in your listing. And DO NOT redistribute this pattern. If you wish to share, share the link to this page. Redistribution is theft, so please, be kind and link back.  And DO NOT use my photos to sell your items. Thanks for your cooperation!***

What you need: 

  • Size G Hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava – Navy, Seashell, Dove Heather, Cornflower, Mint)
  • 2 large buttons

You can find the pattern here:  Button Eskimo Baby Hat


Baby Button Eskimo Hat - This cozy hat is a cute and fun baby accessory for winter! {Free pattern by Whistle and ivy}
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You might also like this Faux Ribbon Baby Hat – so cute for a little girl!

Happy crocheting!



  1. Teri says

    Hey Bethany! Love the hats they are so cute!! Was just wondering, how do you do the ear flaps like the grey and green picture?

    • says

      Thanks so much! The ear flaps are a full piece, I call the “back piece” in the pattern.

  2. Tricia says

    The pattern mentions g hook or what ever size to obtain gauge, however I’m not seeing a gauge. I’m working the 6-12 mo. Size. How many stitches per inch do we need – or what are the measurements?

    • says

      My gauge is rather unorthodox .Your circle should have a diameter of 3″ after round 4 (see step 4).

  3. Cassandra B. says

    I a m trying to make this hat for the second time. the first time the first 7 steps turned out looking like a yarn flower because each additional round was curling, and I followed every step to the T. Anyhow on one of the steps it says “Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. Hdc 2 in next st.” where does the “Hdc 2″ go, it doesn’t say same stitch or next stitch. The first time I assumed it was the next stitch.

    • says

      It sounds like you are working too many stitches. Hdc 2 means you work 2 hdc, each in their own stitch.

  4. Amanda says

    I am trying to do your Eskimo hat for babies and for so me reason I can’t see rounds 3 to 7. It is in your logo. Help please?

    • says

      Make sure you open it in the latest version of Adobe Reader. The watermark is light gray.

  5. Hilde Myrhaug says

    Hi, thank you for sharing so many great patterns! How do you make the tassel on this baby eskimo hat?

  6. says

    Would you please explain row 5 on the 0-3 mos. Eskimo toddler hat? I’m confuse with the 3hdc. Do you put 3 Hdc in one st and 2 Hdc in the next st.

    • says

      Hi Louann,

      No, you will work 3 hdc each in their own stitch, and then hdc 2 on the next st.

  7. Kayla Lafernier says

    Hi! I love the hat! I am trying to make one right now, but I’m confused on the pattern. When is says “hdc 1, hdc 2 in the next stitch” does that mean 3 hdc in the same stitch? Or when it says “hdc 2, hdc 2 in the next stitch” does that mean 4 in the same stitch or two in each stitch? Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks! No, it means you work one hdc alone, and then 2 in the next st. The next round would be 2 hdc, each in their own stitch, following by 2 hdc worked in the same st. This is called an increase.

  8. says

    How many skeins of yarn do I need to make a 3-6mos hat? Also how do I make the adorable pompom?

  9. liz says

    Adorable hat! The 6-12 mos. seems to work up fine but I am having issues with the stitch counts on the other 2 available sizes. 0-3 mos. increases to 48 but then only 46 are mentioned to be used on the front flap and back piece and the 3-6 mos increases to 52 but then only 44 are mentioned to be used on the front flap and back piece. Can you assist me in what I might be doing incorrect?

    • says

      Thanks Liz! It looks like I had an outdated, older version on here, I am terribly sorry! The correct one is now available.

  10. ellen says

    I’d like to make the baby eskimo hat but don’t know how it starts. don’t you need to chain before doing a HDC ? to make the ring?

    • says

      I start with a magic ring, it eliminates that hole at the top, but you are welcome to just start with a 3-ch loop if you prefer.

  11. Arena says

    Hi! Love these hats!!! Wondering what size you would use to make one for a 12 month old??

    • Bethany says

      Thank you! The size 6-12 month should work (their heads don’t grow as fast as their feet) but if you are worried, you can go up a hook size.

      • Arena says

        Thanks Bethany for the quick response!! :)

  12. Claudia M. says

    Just subscribed to your page. Will be making some of these starting today. My niece is going to be born very soon!! Going to surprise my sister with booties! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Bethany says

      Thanks for subscribing!! You are welcome :) :)

  13. says

    Hi. I really want to make some of these, but you didn’t put the gauge in your pattern. You should tell us how many of the (design) stitches make how many inches. For example, say for the 0-3 months size, you say 20 stitches and 20 rows will = 2″ wide and 2″ high. So many online pattern designers leave this important step out. I don’t know how big a hat for a newborn should be, that why a gauge is necessary. Thanks.

    • says

      I don’t have the gauge you are specifically asking for, but I added how many inches wide your circle should be after the steps. Did you try measuring the diameter of your circle to see if it matches my measurements ?

  14. says

    Hi I am a beginner and woul like to know what ya4n brand did u used ti do these? Thank u!

  15. says

    I could not find anything after opening the pdf file. it is just a blank page. wonder what is going on???

    • says

      Hm. It’s just a PDF uploaded to Google Drive. Can you normally view documents there? If you can’t get it to work, email me and I will send it to you.

  16. says

    Yup, pretty much. I think a real eskimo hat was cut out of animal skins, and so it was easier to cut a round shape and then just fold up the front, then to cut an irregular hat shape with ear flaps. That is just my own personal speculation, though!

  17. says

    I’m not familiar with “Eskimo Hats”. What is the purpose of the button flap? Is it just decorative?

  18. says

    These little Eskimos-hats are sooooooooooo adorable!!

  19. says

    These are so adorable – and yes, you definitely need to start selling your work, girl. If not on Etsy, then you should start a page on your blog with your goods! (Or Xmas is coming up, what about any craft shows/fairs in your area? You’d do so well!)

  20. says

    how cute! I wonder if I could get away with upscaling this and wearing it myself? ;0)

  21. says

    So cute! Thank you for sharing.
    Following your blog now.xx

  22. says

    Hi, the hats that you made are adorable and you did a good job. I saw it on homemade ginger.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    • says

      Perfect! I have a niece coming in November, so I will be making one for her :)

    • says

      Thank you! I need to, I just don’t know how :( Etsy is so saturated, and I am clueless about online sales. Maybe I will figure it out someday, lol!


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