OOO OOO, I got an idea!!!
I just made a pair of little knit mitties for my tiny baby nephew. He is 2 weeks old today and just barely 5.5 lbs. the mitts you get at Target or Walmart in the baby section are way to big and won't stay on his hands and unless he has a long sleeve shirt on, he scratches himself.Soooo, I went to the knittingpatterncentral site and found a couple patterns. I went with these
on mine i just did a crochet chain of 45 stitches and wove it through the eyelets for tying rather than the ribbon. And I used some white Reynolds alpaca 4 ply. but any soft baby yarn would work. they turned out soooooo cute!!! and took me just a couple hours!
I bet any of the mitten patterns would work, but honetsly, if you just added a few extra stockinette rows to lengthen them for a less tiny baby, they would stay on better than the jersey material ones from the store. kinda like a little baby sock for their hannies rather than actually using a sock