The small "lovey" blanket is around 8"x8", just double crochet with a HDC border. My son used to love cuddling small blankets when he was little, and you don't have to worry about them getting tangled up in a big blanket. I just love the little crab appliqué I found, it looks like he is waving to everyone! (The appliqué pattern is from here, but I changed the eyes to be white instead of red!)
The hat is just a striped single crochet newborn size hat. Switching colors while crocheting in the round is always SO much fun, isn't it?! To hide the joins better, I staggered where I joined the next color so there wasn't a line of disconnected colors along the back. The red anchor stood out really nicely! (I found the anchor pattern here, just left out the rope part!)
So there you have a nice quick homemade gift to give to someone who is having a baby soon and is decorating in the popular nautical theme. So cute!