Violet was still tiny when my daughter asked me to make her a cape.
I had crocheted Aurora a hooded baby cape that we used a great deal that first year when babies aren’t really shaped to be bundled into warm jackets with their round bodies and short arms that stick straight out when stuffed into a thick winter coat. I mentioned it to her.
Her reply? “Not crocheted. Not lacey. Toggle buttons would be great.”
No patten arrested my attention so as winter deepened visions of what I wanted were slowly etched and tried. By the third attempt ideas jelled, the dimensions and gauge settled.
Finished on time for her 1st birthday.