I knit a little bear hoodie for baby bliss. I tried for the 6 month size, when the fall will be coming:
I didn't have anything to model it on, other than a teddy bear someone as gifted us (for the baby). The bear is much too small for the hoodie, but you get the idea.
And check out these little daisy buttons! I love them. Found them on ebay.
There were some modifications: I felt that the sweater was a little too wide, I wish I had eliminated the casting on of the 4 additional stitches on each front. To compensate (after knitting it and not wanting to rip it all out) I seamed down the left and front edges to eliminate the extra 4 stitches on each side, and picked up the button bands as written from that section. For the hood, instead of garter edging I maintained ribbing; and did paired decreases on the hood (k2tog and ssk).
I loved the pattern, the buffet approach is a very clever way to totally customize the kind of sweater you want to make. You should see the zebra hoodie, I think that's next on my hoodie hit list! I love how the pattern comes with options for different types of ears, for all sorts of animal combos.
I deliberately knit this sweater in a gender neutral colour, because I was thinking that maybe this won't be my only baby (especially if my second pregnancy is as easy-breezy as this one has been), and if the second one is a boy, and I'm already busy with a toddler... I might not have time to knit as many wonderful little things for the 2nd baby. So I thought the bear cardigan could do double duty- if the second baby (years from now, let's not forget) is a boy, I can just take off the daisy buttons and put on some new buttons.
I'm also working on
Anouk as a Dress and a Sunnyside cardigan in that gorgeous Gold, in a bigger size for when she grows a bit. I actually got the daisy buttons to go with that cardigan, but considering there were 30 in the package, I'm well stocked.
See that awesome little fox pouch on the right? That is courtesy of Jacey, and her sewing wizardry! I keep my on-the-go knitting tools in there.