The patterns for this trio came from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby.
I'll actually be surprised if I don't make every pattern in this book before it's all said and done. Some of the projects are right on the edge of my sewing comfort level (the little baby-burrito-bundler you see below, for example), so I'm learning. But there are plenty of projects that are stupid-easy (the fleece hat and the nursing pillow). And, although there's a sprinkle of just-for-cute, most of the projects in the book seem pretty practical.
Exhibit A: Lotta calls is a Snuggler, but it will forever be the baby-burrito-bundler at our house. Say it five times fast, I dare you.
Exhibit B: A warm fleece-y hat.
I believe this is the sixth or seventh hat to be slipped into the "for baby" drawer. (Not counting half a dozen soft, cotton-y ones, which you will see tomorrow.) They're just so easy to make, it's hard to find an excuse not to.
Exhibit C: A nursing pillow.
It's a pillow. If you can tie your shoes, you can make this. Further, the Google tells me that nursing pillows such as this one cost $30-$40. The fabric in this was $8, and the stuffing a little less--call it $15 all together. And it's not a ghastly pastel color or "baby" print, which--superficial little soul that I can be sometimes--I probably would have paid extra for if I'd had to buy one.