This was the first complex article of clothing I've ever crocheted, and I've been crocheting for more than 20 years. This is from the Baby it's Cold Outside pattern, crocheted in Lion Brand Homespun, color Tudor with Gothic trim (it's purple, not black). I've had a pile of Homespun sitting here for years, and this was a great use for a full skein. This really only takes a couple hours to make, and it's so easy I want to size it up to make one for myself.
I really love how the subtle color changes produced a sunrise effect.