When I was a little kid... like about 3 or 4... my mother made all us kids huge towels with hoods. Much like you might see at Pottery Barn or Costco today. But her pattern was much bigger. When each of my kids were born she made towels for each of them. I liked the measurements so much that I replicated them in a blanket. Now I've made them in a few materials, colors, textures. I love them and they only take a few minutes to whip up. If I get my act together I'll write a tutorial for them.