When Adelaide was born, one of my favourite gifts for her was a pretty little square towel with a corner section on it that you could use as a hood.
I happened across the same type of towel at Marche St Pierre in Paris. They had the little band of cross stitch braid across the hood or corner. I bought a couple as future baby gifts.
A friend of mine has had her fourth child, so I am cross stitching the baby's name across the corner. It will go in a parcel with a few Townmouse bodysuits.
More creative endeavours at Kootoyou.