So we are almost done testing two patterns on Ravelry, one for the hat with flowers and another for the helmet. But there was still an issue if it's 'manly' enough.
And even though it triggered some helpful thinking like giving parents a choice to choose one out of many different hats (to increase it's likability and keepability), I addressed my 'purple for boys' doubts in the following manner:
(kindly overlook model's pearl string and long hair)
And if you think that I made these two hats, it isn't so.
It's called 'evolution'