Pi's love of Etsy is no secret. My favorites section is filled with things that she has tagged for her doll wish list. One of the things on the wish list was THIS pattern for a knit doll hoodie. In a fit of insanity, I bought the pattern, hoping that the "easy" label was the truth.
I started on Sunday night and took the opportunity to finish it on Monday, since I was home with her.
The pattern was easy enough for a newbie like me to follow, though you can see that my stitches are still wonky and lets not even talk about my seaming. I suck at seaming crochet too, so this didn't shock me. ha! The most intimidating part was making the V neck, and even that wasn't very hard.
I went up 2 needle sizes to get gauge and even so, it is still a little tight on the doll. Since the hoodie stretches, its not too big a problem and Pi doesn't care about that. She excited that I was able to make it in the first place.
The good news is that I finished it. The bad news is that she wants me to make another one! I know this is doll sized, but can this count as my first knit garment? Even if it does seem like I'm cheating, haha!