This little knitted outfit will go into storage until one of my many relatives produces a baby girl. I have decided to build up a small store of gifts ready to give at the drop of a hat (pun intended). This outfit should fit a baby aged 6-12 months.
The kimono-style cardigan is from this Ravelry pattern. I love this pattern because it is knitted in one piece and there is no picking up stitches for the edgings. The stocking stitch makes it look quite smart. I used Coney Playtime dk yarn in pink with little coloured flecks which look lovely but don't show up well in the photo. I bought this yarn for £1 in a charity shop and 100g was enough for the cardy with a little left over for the brim of the hat.
The hat pattern is also on Ravelry here. I usually knit a more simple version of this hat. But this time I chose to knit a textured version to exercise my brain. The white part of the hat is Wendy Family Choice dk yarn. I can't remember where this came from, but it was either free or very cheap.
Neither ball of yarn had a barcode on the wrapper. I usually take that to mean something is vintage. So these unloved balls of yarn have finally been put to a good use.