Germana from Hobby di Stoffa shows how to make this lovely dishtowel with a topper that buttons around a handle. She includes a free pattern for making the topper. She made the towel from honeycomb towel fabric, cutting it to size and finishing the edges nicely. You could also use a purchased towel. Her blog is written in Italian, but you can tell from her photos how to make this project. Go to Hobby di Stoffa for the tutorial.
[photo from Hobby di Stoffa]