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.
Nice stitch, Linen Stitch: Works on an even number of stitches. Row *Knit slip 1 with yarn in front. Repeat from * across, ending with a knit Row *Purl slip 1 with yarn in back. Repeat from * across, ending with a purl Repeat these two rows for pattern.