I like to knit colourful things at Christmas and anything complicated is a no-no while there are so many distractions. So I found a pattern for a baby kimono-style cardigan which interested me. Here it is. It used up only about 75g of yarn for the biggest size which should fit a 16" chest. A great use for such a small amount of yarn. The yarn is King Cole Comfort Prints because I had some left over and I really love the colours. I was also able to use 2 pretty buttons from my big collection!
I found the pattern on Ravelry here. It is basically knitted in one piece. There is some seaming to do on the arms and sides, but it doesn't take long. Some knitters on Ravelry comment that the neck is too small. But the garter stitch edge is very stretchy and, from distant memory, it seems large enough for a baby's neck.
This is a lovely warm top as the front is 2 layers crossed over each other. If the top is for a boy, all you do is cross them over in the opposite direction. This works because the button holes are on both front pieces. The holes on the "invisible" side are used for a ribbon tie inside the top.
I recommend this pattern to anyone who wants to try something a bit different.