I'm not going to give that poor little baby the "sweater" I knitted. It's poo and I know it. Anyway, I did something different and it's quite the keeper.
Using Fearless Fibers yarns, I whipped out the Toddler Potholder Hat . I also broke my rules from before in one tiny way: since the hat is really for a 6 month old, and not a newborn, I stitched the sides in to make it smaller. The stitches can be easily removed later when the little fellow grows a bit, thus making the hat larger and still wearable.
This pattern was a breeze to knit. The half linen stitch is more friendly than a full linen stitch, too.