Yarn: US Washable Wool by Appalachian Baby
From Ravelry.com: "Simple knit and purl patterns are placed in block stripes across the blanket and surrounded by a simple garter stitch border. If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off you will be able to knit this blanket." This beautiful pattern comes in four sizes, from little carseat size to "cozy family snuggles" size.
Child's Self Striping Hat by Janet D. Russell
Yarn: Knitcol by Adriafil
As we mentioned above, this self-striping hat would make a great gift and is fun and quick to whip up. Be careful because knitting these hats can be a little addicting!