As soon as I put down my crochet hook from the ripple afghan project (which I will tell you more about later), I couldn't resist having a go at this little number. It's not perfect but it was really good to practice making something other than a blanket. I finished it in no time at all (ignoring my children as a good mother does while I feverishly crocheted). I was super excited to put to use the buttons I bought at the Alameda flea market. They topped the kimono off perfectly, adding a feminine bling factor. It's a bit big as you can see (my husband was calling it her sumo jacket). My daughter is 10 months old but I used the measurements for the 18 month pattern so she can get 2 winters worth of wear from it.