My two little boys in their little boy beanies. No modifications. Yarn info under pictures...
Son #1 (along with his silly smile)
I used Patons Shetland Tweeds Chunky (Charcoal) and Bernat Softee Chunky (Crimson)
Son#2 (another family goofy smile)
Red Heart Strata (yucky stiff & squeaky yarn in Fiesta colorway) and Bernat Softee Chunky (Crimson)