I made these as Christmas gifts for my friends kids, one was for a girl and one for a boy. I wasn't sure how the boys towel would turn out, I thought it might come off as kinda girly still. But it didn't :) I picked a masculine print and jumbo ric-rac in red, and it turned out great.
This is a fairly easy to follow tutorial on how to make those cute hooded bath towels for little kids. She has lots of pictures on her site.