First of all, here's a project I finished just before coming to France. With our nephew due to be born a few weeks after we left, I wanted to give him something homemade beforehand. My next post will be about the blanket I made him. Not wanting his 2-year-old sister to feel left out, I made her something too - a hat and matching legwarmers. She was in rare form the night of our good-bye party, and I've never seen her so excited for something I made her. They fit her really well, and hopefully she's enjoying them in our absence.
The hat and legwarmers are made out of a beautiful single-ply wool yarn, perhaps Noro (the yarn was given to me without the label). I haven't worked much with variegated yarn, and the colors really made the monotonous legwarmers a lot more fun to make. I like how they're just a little bit different.
Here are the patterns for both: