These two vintage crochet patterns fit the bill perfectly! They are as adorable now as they were "back in the day" and will stitch up very quickly. The first, a toque, would be perfect for a boy or girl and is super easy to make.
The second vintage crochet pattern is for a bonnet and it too would be perfect for either a boy or a girl. In fact, because it ties with a ribbon at the chin, it would probably be preferable for a younger baby because the ribbon will help it stay in place.
I'm so pleased to share these free vintage crochet patterns from my vintage pattern book collection -- enjoy and happy stitching!