You don't have to be a great tailor or knitter to create handmade gifts.
If you are a beginning to intermediate knitter, this can be a good project for learning how to knit in the round, which is commonly used for socks and berets.
A knitter should be sure to choose yarns that will not irritate sensitive baby skin unless she already knows that the child for whom she is making a garment can wear virtually any material next to his or her skin.
You don't have to be a very experienced knitter to size a pattern to suit you.
For a beginning knitter, cables always look daunting.