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It's my nephew. He's a lovely preteen who likes computers and <i>Artemis Fowl</i> and baseball and girls. My sister, his mother, says I am crazy to want to knit him something since he is very particular about what he will and will not wear. But I can't help it! I knit because I love.<br><br>
He only wears athletic socks. The boys he's friends with all wear those surfer-brand beanies. I don't have time for a sweater. They live in Central Florida, so a scarf would be seldom worn, though a really cool one might be taken out a few times. He doesn't play with toys.<br><br>
So I'm kind of talking myself out of this as I go along, but I'm curious, what would you knit?
 

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what about a small drawstring bag? something with a cool motif, maybe even a bit felted....I'm thinking of something that boys might have carried marbles in, you know, like a crowne royal bag?
 

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I've got a 12 yo nephew an d thought I might do something in the colors of his favorite sport team, if I have time.
 

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Definitely a beanie. (See the 17yo brother thread for my suggestion of WHICH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Definitely a beanie. (See the 17yo brother thread for my suggestion of WHICH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: My 13 yr old bother loves the pattern Bridgette suggested.
 

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What about a pillow for his bed with a cool pattern on it or maybe his favorite teams logo or something like that. Or a book bag/messenger bad.
 

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These are fantastic ideas! Thanks, mamas. I'll post a pic when I decide what to do and then do it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I think <a href="http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTswell.html" target="_blank">Swell</a> would be something he could use. I grew up in CF and just moved 2 years ago...even though its warm to everyone else we natives still freeze in the winter and use hats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think <a href="http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTswell.html" target="_blank">Swell</a> would be something he could use. I grew up in CF and just moved 2 years ago...even though its warm to everyone else we natives still freeze in the winter and use hats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Swell is a really pretty hat, but the gauge in the pattern is WAY off. I knit with suggested yarn and needles and the resulting hat looks to be about the size for a 6 mo old.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">or a set of bean bags to juggle...</div>
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This is a GREAT suggestion!<br><br>
And I'd forgotten about Swell; that's the thing with Knitty patterns; there are so many good ones that it's hard to keep them all in your head!
 

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I've made 3 Swells.<br><br>
Make the size large for sure, and I used 8s. Even so, it was a tiny bit small for my BIL but fit my 9-year-old dd well.<br><br>
My BIL might have just needed to give it a tug though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The medium (made with 8s too) fit my 4-year-old nephew well.
 
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