I just read the rest of your post--LOL. Don't pull your hair out! My first sweater, also for a baby, was an unbelievable stream of knitting and then ripping out! My second sweater I knit entirely, then realized I did it on the wrong sized needles! It was totally hole-y instead of a nice, drapey fabric. Insane! I ripped the WHOLE THING out and started over! It was ridiculous.
And you're welcome. Good luck!