The nice lady who bought so many smittens from me, later called and asked if I could make a baby hat/baby mittens set for her, to give to a friend. In my enthusiasm, I said, "Sure!"
I've made many things before, but never a baby hat, and certainly not a pair of mittens. The baby in question is 12 months old, and not an overly large child. I figured I'd better practice. I looked at some patterns, size charts, and recommendations online. And I made this:
I felt I'd had enough practice now to attempt a simple, double crocheted cap. Again, I kept checking the head circumference. It turned out well. It looks warm but cute. I like the turned up brim with the lacy edge.