As a primary teacher (in my former life), we often did a theme based on toys, leisure or play. So I will have to see if I have any notes or references from then to help me in my work now.
I still have my bride doll that I was given for my 8th birthday - I learnt to knit by making her clothes. They involved different stitches and patterns but were of a size that was achievable.
I am pretty sure that they were all Patons patterns.