After knitting veggie hats and owl sweaters, I think my co-workers now expect me to make something for the moms-to-be rather than just contribute to the group gift (at least, that’s what I tell myself. Maybe they dread my creations? if so, they mask it well).
Anyway, this co-worker is having a little boy and is very hip, so I went with a pair of moccasin-booties, using this free pattern:
Cute, small, lots of impact in proportion to the knitting time required: I think hipster booties are the new veggie hats!