I used the pattern from Ravelry, I think it was called the Boy Beanie version 2.0 though I did add an extra row of double crochet, a row of alternating fpdc and bpdc, and finished with a row of single crochet through the back loop only.
Yarn was Vanna's Choice (I love that stuff!) Light grey, medium grey, and a charcoal black. Sometimes my cell phone takes decent pictures and sometimes it doesn't. I apologize for the haze in the picture.
I totally love it, and hope that he will love it too!
It's for his birthday, and I also want to make a pair of finger less gloves that transition into mittens. First I have to find a good pattern though :0)