Carissa Knits: Preemie Hats for Charity - my favorite baby hat to knit. Good for newborns and the pattern is very easily adaptable. I cast on 80 stitches and used the Flakey Baby Sock pattern from Jujube and Lolo.
This can easily be converted into a crochet pattern - lacy baktus - free pattern! Row Knit YO, across the row. Row Knit, make sure you knit the YO through the back loop. Rows 3 and Knit. Repeat rows 1 through 4