Don't worry that it's a doll's pattern. Small projects can be just as complicated as larger ones. I think it's always better to judge the difficulty by taking an inventory of the skills you'll need to make it, like increases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, etc.
I was trying to find the pattern but I don't know a thing about baby clothes, so I had a hard time searching for it on Ravelry.
I think there are different Woman's Weekly mags out there, but is this possibly it? If so, this may be the website (I think) but I couldn't find a listing of patterns published in the magazine or any errata. That was a little frustrating to me because this magazine has some great patterns, especially from Alan Dart, that I was hoping to purchase.
I think knitting magazines are a great deal, because the cost per pattern is soo low. But, I have learned the hard way to let a little time pass before I try to get started on a pattern. That way I have some finished projects whose notes I can study and the magazine has had the time to post some errata. I definitely have a few war stories involving Vogue Knitting.
With the help of this website, you can rewrite the pattern in way that is easy to read and then try again. I do this with most patterns these days, even with long ones that take a while.
If you do decide this pattern isn't working for you, maybe you could try searching Ravelry for a free pattern that's similar to this one until you feel like you're ready to tackle this one again.