I did it. I made my very first sweater. Never mind that it's a tad too small and will only fit her for another couple of weeks. I made it and she's wearing it. That's all I care about.
It's the Sunny Side Up Hoodie available as a free download (you have to register for free) at Lion Brand Yarn. I made it with Blue Sky Alpacas 100% Organic Cotton Yarn in Pebble. Super soft and squishy.
It's all garter stitch so it's a great beginner project. I had only made 1 scarf, some dishrags and hats before I attempted this and it only took a couple of weeks working sporadically.
I'm a little bummed she won't be able to wear it long (I believe the sizing issue is MY tight-ish knitting, not a pattern error) but I know it will be saved in her box of special clothes to pass down to dolls and her own children one day.