The girls and I recently attended a baby shower for a family friend. This young mother has always loved handmade things so the girls and I set out to make some presents for her little boy who is due next month.
At the suggestion of a friend, I made some burp cloths by sewing grosgrain or satin ribbon down the seam of a cloth diaper. The ribbon helps distinguish between a burpie and a regular cloth diaper as this mom was planning to use cloth and wraps.
We also made a sweater vest and matching hat by using patterns from Heartfelt which a lovely book about upcycling felted wool sweaters into new pieces.
Lastly, I knit a green toddler hat for next winter in some stashed yarn of Plymouth Tweed. I am sorry that the company stopped making this yarn because it has such fabulous hues and knits up beautifully.
The simple pattern can be found here although I tweaked the bind off and did an i-cord for the knot at the top.
The girls and I enjoyed making the little gifts to welcome another sweet baby boy into the world. It's been some time since I've had a baby boy and I enjoyed the crafting immensely!