You always need easy and quick projects but you want them to be useful. One good thing to make is a child’s cowl. If it has buttons, like this one, you can adjust it better to fit the child. Children need to be protected from cold , damp air so they don’t get respiratory problems and a cowl is a better option than a scarf which they might lose or take off when they are little. Teamed with a nice beanie it is a perfect winter accessory.
There is a little , crochet toddler cowl here on 5 little monsters .