Free Knitting Patterns for Babies: Vintage Bonnet / Hat | This free knitting pattern is from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies. It's a very easy knitting pattern and I was able to complete the bonnet within a week (and I am not a fast knitter).
Free knitting pattern for Waffle Blanket - Ana Sancho Rumeu’s squishy afghan has a 4-row, 3 stitch repeat. Once you learn it, it goes quickly. The border is an attached i-cord but if you can substitute a garter or seed stitch border if you want something simpler. Some knitters have used multi-color yarn which looks great in this stitch. This was designed as a regular sized afghan so you might customize the size when you knit.