For a smaller project you could try the coronet
I made fingerless gloves for my sister for the same reason - she has little ones and it's hard to wipe noses and fish inedible things out of little mouths (etc.) with full gloves on
. I made a pair for myself too, they're obviously not as warm as full gloves, but when gloves aren't practical they're better than nothing.
They're also good for knitting in when you need something to keep your hands warm.