Design: Blanket Buddy (freebie available here)
Designer: Lion Brand
Yarn: Wendy Supreme Cotton 1866 Amber Splash
This little freebie pattern knitted up really quickly, and with no seaming, it makes a great, safe gift for little ones! The head piece is cleverly knitted in a slip stitch pattern which creates a double layer which can be pulled open for stuffing once it's off the needles. Very nifty!
I made this rather smaller than the pattern says because of the finer yarn and thinner needles, but to my mind, this is a more portable comforting toy/face wipe/puppet/bib for a small baby, and being 100% cotton, can be washed and washed and washed ... My knitting group is now in love with the pattern too! So am I, I've already made a second one!