I thought this was a pretty little pattern which would be fun to adapt for babies of either gender, but which had a lot of useful options to it (it's a cardigan, hat, blanket, mitten and bootee set all in one). I made the hat and cardigan.
In those days there was really only one yarn store in central Leeds, the Spinner on Eastgate. They mostly stock Sirdar, Wendy and Stylecraft type yarns, and not the more expensive Rowan, Noro, Debbie Bliss etc. Still, it's not a bad place to source yarns for a baby project.
The pom-pom on the hat was a modification of my own. Luckily my boyfriend had some pom-pom making kits left over from a trade mark dispute he'd been working on.
Pattern: Babies' cardigan and hat in Snuggly dk (Sirdar 1645)
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly dk
Amount: 1 skein of 3 contrast colours, 2 skeins of main colour
Colourway: 240 Stonewash (main colour), 201 Iris, 393 Lavender Mix and 391 Sky Blue
Needles: 3.75 and 4.00mm
Size: 6 - 12 months
On ravelry: here