I really like this cardigan, it is comfortable to wear and will be a favorite of mine. I decided to add button loops later, I single crocheted (sc) up the left front. As I came to where I wanted my button loop I chained 7, slipped stitched back into button band about 1/2 inch up. Then turned and put 6 slip stitches in button loop, turned again and continued to sc back up the buttonband till I reached the spot for the next button loop. I sc around the hood and back down the other front.