Captain America Baby Blanket-
I decided to make a Captain America blanket because he's the lady-friend's favorite superhero AND my brother is a military veteran. This blanket was inspired by SaralaAnne's blanket on Craftster. I started out using Lion Brand's Stratford Circle Afghan pattern but then I used the crochet round recommendations and star pattern recommended by Molly-Louise on Ravelry. The Boy was so jealous of this one, that I may have to make him his own later on.
Converse booties- My brother said that both him and his lady-friend like the color green, so naturally I decided that his baby will need a green pair of sneakers. I used the Converse bootie pattern from hillsmel on Craftster. I thought the pattern got a bit confusing at times, especially around the bottom of the foot area. And my shoes turned out rather large even though I sized down my needles. Hopefully the baby will fit into these before he's ready for ACTUAL shoes.
Thor helmet- Finally, my brother said that his favorite super hero is Thor and with the upcoming release of Thor 2 (November 8, 2013 in the US) I decided that this baby would need a Thor helmet. For this project, I just used knittybutton's free Vandal Helmet pattern and some silvery grey Caron Simply Soft. It's really hard to photograph, but it was super easy to knit and I think it turned out super cute!
And here I am showing off the hat:
red tank: Walmart
faux leather skirt: Topshop (available here)
Angry Bird Socks: Spencer's (similar)